Silver Award

Silver Flight Level

Open to all pilots, but at least two of the achievements should have been completed after the launch date of the scheme.

Achievement goals

  1. Flight Hours since skills test or LPC: 75 hours PIC and 100 hours total
  1. Broader Horizons – 3 experiences flown with an instructor (i.e. 2 Bronze + 1 more)

Examples: as well as items on the Bronze list, you might want to try farm-strip flying (incl. short field and sloping runway), GPS techniques, Formation flight, Mountain flight (outside the UK), flight to a busy fly-in (with slot time & special procedures). Items on the Gold list may be considered.

  1. New skills – 3 additional ratings or club qualifications (i.e. 1 Bronze + 2 more)

Examples: as well as items on the Bronze list, you might do a Complex type checkout, Advanced PPL course, Night rating, IMC rating, Aerobatic rating. Items on the Gold list may be included.

  1. Cross country achievements (a + b + c all as PIC)
    1. Total XC distance flown 350 nm (minimum)
    2. XC achievement beyond the Bronze level, either
      • .A flight greater than 250nm with 1-2 intermediate landings, or
      • A challenging flight agreed with the scheme coordinator, or
      • Foreign landings in 2 countries outside the UK
  2. Land-aways at 5 different airfields (i.e. 3 Bronze +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. Pilots may seek briefing or advice from instructors. Flight can be shared; i.e. different PIC’s outward and return. For the land-aways, only one can be an airfield visited during training, and the same air-field can only be used for 1 claim (e.g. land-away or foreign landing, not both).

  1. Seminar attendance – 3 seminars (2 Bronze + 1 more), organised for example, by GASCo, R.Ae.S., AOPA, LAA, Met Office or Andrewsfield.