The following badges and diplomas are awarded for gliding performances (see Sporting Code, Section 3, Chapter 2):
There are three diamonds:
These are a family of badges that are achieved on completing a distance flight of 750 kilometres or more, in increments of 250 kilometres (ie. 750 km, 1000 km, 1250 km, etc.). One badge is awarded per flight for the incremental distance immediately less than the distance flown. NACs should maintain a register of these badges and on notification by a NAC, FAI will award a special Diploma for flights of 1000 km and more.
The FAI keeps a list of the names of all pilots holding all three diamonds, and separate lists of those holding 1000 km, etc. badges.