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SGC Badge System
The SGU flying badge system assists the duty instructor, who may not know each individual pilot or their flying standard, to tell what level of currency any particular member has. The various grades of badge, currency requirements, and flying restrictions and privileges are as described in the following table.

See the Training/Check Flight sign-off form for details of annual/biannual check flight requirements.

It is the responsibility of all pilots to comply with the following requirements.
Grade Requirements Restrictions/Currency Privileges
A SGC Flying Member See Privileges => All flying to be under the direct supervision of an SGC instructor.
B 10 satisfactory solo flights, plus SGC instructor recommendation and signature in logbook. Must have training/check flight after a maximum of 10 solo flights before next solo. Must have training/check flight after 28 days since last flight. As above, plus may fly solo as briefed and only with an SGC instructor present at the launch point.
C Bronze C plus cross-country endorsement. Daily instructor briefing. Must have training/check flight after 60 days since last flight. No more than 1 year since last training/check flight*. May fly as briefed by an SGC instructor. Authorisation required from an SGC instructor (AI or FI) for any cross-country flights.
D Silver Badge. Must have refresher/check flight(s) after 90 days since last flight. No more than 24 months since last refresher/check flight*. Self-authorising for local flights. SGC instructor (AI or FI) briefing required for cross-country flying. Pilot responsible for checking notams etc. before all flights.
D
Cross-Country
Silver Badge plus approval of CFI. Must have refresher/check flight(s) after 24 months or 90 days since last flight*. Must be in current cross-country practice. Self-authorising for all solo flying. Pilot responsible for checking notams etc. before all flights.
  Before Flying A Passenger  
C or D
Friends and Family
C or D badge plus 70 hours P1 and training/check flights and approval of CFI. Daily instructor briefing. Must have training/check flight after 30 days since last flight. No more than 1 year since last training/check flight*. This applies to all two-seat gliders on site. May fly family or personal friend as authorised, and briefed, by an SGC instructor (AI or FI). Authorisation required for every passenger flight. All flights to be at P1 expense only.
B.I. Silver badge plus BGA Basic Instructor rating. Must have refresher/check flight after 90 days since last flight, plus annually. Must not fly passengers if more than 30 days since last flight. May instruct as authorised by the CFI and only under the supervision of a full or assistant rated instructor. Self-authorising for all solo flying.
A.I. Silver badge plus BGA Assistant Instructor rating. Must have refresher/check flight after 90 days since last flight. Must not fly passengers or instruct if more than 30 days since last flight. May instruct as specifically authorised by the CFI. Self-authorising for all solo flying.
F.I. Silver badge plus BGA Full Instructor rating. Must have refresher/check flight after 90 days since last flight. Must not fly passengers or instruct if more than 60 days since last flight. May instruct at the discretion of the CFI. Self-authorising for all solo flying. 
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