Diamond Flight Level
Open to all pilots, but at least two of the achievements should have been completed after the launch date of the scheme.
- Flight Hours since skills test or LPC: 400 hours PIC and 450 hours total
- Broader Horizons – 5 experiences flown with, or coached by, an instructor (i.e. 2 Bronze + 1 Silver + 1 Gold + 1 more)
Examples: In addition to the Bronze, Silver & Gold lists, a Diamond candidate may claim: participation in Air racing or an aerobatic competition.
- New skills – 5 additional ratings or (club) qualifications (i.e. 1 Bronze + 2 Silver + 1 Gold + 1 more)
Examples: In addition to the Bronze, Silver & Gold lists, a Diamond candidate may consider: a higher level aerobatic proficiency (e.g. BAeA Proficiency Card), CAA Display Authorisation, FI rating, CPL, IR rating.
- Cross country achievements (a + b + c all as PIC)
- Total XC distance flown 700 nm (minimum)
- 1 XC achievement: beyond those for Bronze, Silver + Gold:
- A flight greater than 500nm with 3-4 intermediate landings, or
- Foreign landings in 4 countries outside the UK
- Land-aways at 9 different airfields (3 Bronze +2 Silver +2 Gold +2)
All XC achievements must be flown as PIC and there must be a land-away on each flight (the point of departure or destination may be Andrewsfield). Qualifying distances must exceed 30 nm per flight. Flights can be shared; i.e. different PIC’s outward and return. For land-aways, only one can be an airfield visited during training, and an air-field can only be used for 1 claim (e.g. land-away or foreign landing, not both).
- Seminar attendance – 5 seminars, safety events or short courses (2 Bronze + 1 Silver + 1 Gold + 1 more), organised for example, by GASCo, R.Ae.S., PPL/IR, AOPA, LAA, Met Office or Andrewsfield. This may also include examiner and instructor seminars.