THE BMFA 'A' CERTIFICATE (SILENT FLIGHT - SLOPE)

  1. The examination for the Silent Flight Slope 'A' Certificate may be taken on application to any Registered Club Examiner or Chief Examiner. The candidate must successfully carry out the following flying test:
    1. Carry out pre-flight checks as required by the BMFA Safety Codes.
    2. Launch the model and gain height.
    3. Fly for ten seconds straight and level across wind.
    4. Fly for ten seconds straight and level across wind in the opposite direction to (c).
    5. Perform one 360 degree left hand turn.
    6. Perform one 360 degree right hand turn.
    7. Perform two consecutive 360 degree 'thermal' turns, either left or right.
    8. Fly into wind and perform a straight stall and recovery.
    9. Fly a rectangular circuit in front of the slope in the opposite direction to that chosen for the landing approach.
    10. Fly a rectangular landing circuit opposite to that flown in (i) and land within 20 metres of a pre- designated spot.
    11. Remove model from landing area.
    12. Complete post-flight checks required by the BMFA Safety Codes.


  2. All manoeuvres except the landing must be carried out in front of the slope.

  3. The above schedule is treated as one test flight and must be completed in one attempt. Two attempts per examination will be allowed in anyone day.

  4. In addition to the flying schedule, the candidate must answer correctly a minimum of five questions on safety matters, based on the BMFA Guidelines and Safety Codes for Model Flying and local flying rules
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