Gold 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: 200 hours PIC and 250 hours total
- Broader Horizons – 4 experiences flown with, or coached by, an instructor (i.e. 2 Bronze + 1 Silver + 1 more)
Examples: In addition to the Bronze & Silver lists, a Gold candidate may claim: Glass cockpit c/o, Organise a fly-out, XC flight as PIC outside EASA, participation in a Nav competition (e.g. RIN TopNav), or an experience on the Diamond list.
- New skills – 4 additional ratings or (club) qualifications (i.e. 1 Bronze + 2 Silver + 1 more)
Examples: In addition to the Bronze & Silver lists, a Gold candidate may consider: the AOPA Aerobatic certificate, the Andrewsfield Formation certificate, MEP rating, CRI rating, Mountain rating, or acquisition of a non- EASA PPL
- Cross country achievements (a + b + c all as PIC)
- Total XC distance flown 500 nm (minimumm)
- 1 XC achievement beyond those held for Bronze + Silver: e.g. ….
- A flight greater than 350nm with 2-3 intermediate landings, or
- Foreign landings in 3 countries outside the UK
- Land-aways at 7 different airfields (i.e. 3 Bronze + 2 Silver + 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. Flight 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 – 4 seminars, safety events or short courses (2 Bronze + 1 Silver + 1 more), organised for example, by GASCo, R.Ae.S., PPL/IR, AOPA, LAA, Met Office or Andrewsfield.