On Monday, junior glider pilot Archie L completed his FAI Silver badge flying from Stratford on Avon Gliding Club.
The FAI Silver badge requires that a sailplane pilot complete:
A soaring flight of 5 hours duration.
A cross-county flight of at least 50km from the point of release.
A height gain of at least 1000m above the previous lowest point.
Archie achieved all three of these goals on a flight which took him south-east to Bicester airfield before returning to Snitterfield.
As well as completing all three silver legs for a single claim in one flight, the out-and-return distance of ~107km also qualifies for the UK 100km Diploma part 1.
This on a day where conditions meant some of our advanced cross-country pilots were unable to complete their own cross-country tasks.
Well done Archie!