CIVL proficiency badges have been in place for many years. They are standards of achievement, intended to provide a graduated scale of difficulty to measure and encourage the development of a pilot’s flying skill, particularly in cross-country flying.

The Bronze badge should be achievable by most pilots within the first year of active flying, with the Silver following in the next year or two. The Gold badge should be achievable for most pilots within the first five years of cross country flying. The Diamond badge should be achievable by perhaps half of all pilots within ten years of flying.

Badges are issued ONLY by the appropriate NAC or federation, which validate the flights and order the badges.

Badges cannot be ordered by individual pilots as long as CIVL/FAI has no contractual agreement with an online flight verification provider.

Bronze, silver and gold badges (pins or patches)

They are supplied in packages containing 10 pins or badges.

Diamond badges (pins only)

In this category, CIVL requires track logs of all flights. Claims with track logs should be sent to Igor Erzen.

How to order proficiency badges

  1. Download and open the CIVL Proficiency Badges Order Form .
  2. Indicate the quantities of articles you wish to order in the "Order Form" sheet (yellow-shaded areas).
  3. Complete and sign the "Payment Instructions" sheet.
  4. Send your completed "Order Form" and "Payment Instructions" to FAI by post, or fax at +41 (0)21 345 1077.

List of CIVL proficiency badges holders

List under construction.

requirement

Paraglider (Class 3)

Paragliding Bronze Badge

  • Distance - 30 km
  • Or Duration - 1,5 hours
  • Or Gain of Height - 500 m

Paragliding Silver Badge

  • Distance - 75 km
  • And Duration - 3 hours
  • And Gain of Height - 1000 m

Paragliding Gold Badge

  • Distance - 125 km
  • And Duration - 5 hours
  • And Gain of Height - 2000 m

Paragliding Diamonds

There are three separate Paragliding Diamonds, which may be obtained independently from each other

  • Diamond Open Course: - 200 km
  • Diamond Gain of Height: - 3000 m
  • Diamond Closed Course: - 200 km

Hang Gliders (Classes 1,2,4 & 5)

Delta Bronze Badge 

  • Distance - 30 km
  • Or Duration - 1,5 hours
  • Or Gain of Height - 500 m

Delta Silver Badge

  • Distance - 100 km
  • and Duration - 3 hours
  • and Gain of Height - 1000 m

Delta Gold Badge

  • Distance - 150 km
  • and Duration - 5 hours
  • and Gain of Height - 2000 m

Delta Diamonds

There are three separate Delta Diamonds, which may be obtained independently from each other

  • Diamond Open Course: - 300 km
  • Diamond Gain of Height: - 3000 m
  • Diamond Closed Course: - 300 km

Paraglider (Class 3)

Bronze Landing Accuracy

Four consecutive landings within 1m of the centre of the target

Silver Landing Accuracy

Four consecutive landings with a total score of 1m or less

Gold Landing Accuracy

Four consecutive landings on the pad within 10cm of the centre of the target

Diamond Landing Accuracy

Four consecutive landings with a combined total of 10cm or less

Validity of the flights: Flights achieved before May 1st 2012 do not count for Accuracy badge.

approved instrument for badges

Control and measurement of record flights are made with a serviceable GPS or flight recorder with minimum 2d capabilities used in conjunction with a barograph, or a 3d instrument without a barograph.

For more informations, check Section 7D (Hang gliders and paragliders – Records and badges), chapter 5.4.1.

CIVL no longer requires “approved equipment” as every month or so, a new instrument model comes out from manufacturers around the world, and CIVL wishes to remain unbiased as far as choice of manufacturer is concerned.