Australian and Australian National Records shall be flown in accordance with all sections of the FAI Sporting Code, Section 3, Gliders and Motor Gliders, but namely Chapter 3 – Records and Records Procedures.
A new record claim must exceed the current value by 1 kilometre for distance, 1 km/h for speed, and 1% for altitude. (SC 3.1.5, 3.1.6, & 3.1.7).
Australian Special Requirements
- The Records Officers use SeeYou for record validation and also use the WGS-84 ellipsoid (ICG) for distance calculation. (Tools – options – general – distance calculation)
- Australia does NOT ALLOW foreign Official Observers to officiate any flights flown in Australia – an Australian OO must be used.
- Australia does NOT ALLOW flight of a glider after night. Night is defined as the end of evening civil twilight which is 20-30 minutes after sunset. Any flight that has the glider landing after night begins, regardless of the country in which the flight was made, will not be homologated. The time of civil twilight can be found on the NAIPs website as used by CASA.
- Flights by Australian Pilots in foreign countries will be recognised as AUSTRALIAN RECORDS. Flights in Australia will stand as NATIONAL RECORDS.
- National Two Seat Records:
– P1 and P2 seats must be occupied
– P1 and P2 must be GFA members (P2 may be any category of membership)
– P1 must hold an Australian Competition Licence
– P2 must NOT hold an overseas Competition Licence