Flying Skill Assessment Exercises
In order to promote the sport of r/c soaring to the young people in Hong Kong, HKRCSS develops an achievement scheme
to award certificates to people who have accomplished a certain level of flying skill. There will be three levels of
achievements in r/c soaring from the basic level for beginners to the advanced level for the instructors. We also encourage
our members who already acquired advanced flying skill to be trained as instructors so that they can help on providing
qualified training to younger members. On the way to develop such a scheme, we need to formally award certificates to
members who has achieved the status by passing an assessment examination. Since the number of requests for flying skill
assessment is generally small, formal assessment day will not be scheduled. Instead, individual r/c pilot who wants to
obtain a certificate needs to make appointment with HKRCSS training office to run a flying skill assessment test. The
assessment is based on UK's BMFA class B certification for which the candidate must successfully carry out the following
- Carry out pre-flight checks.
- Launch the model, gain height and complete one horizontal circuit (either left or right hand) in front of the pilot.
- Fly a horizontal figure eight with the crossover point in front of the pilot
- Fly two consecutive loops across wind.
- Fly crosswind left to right and complete a stall turn away from the slope.
- Fly crosswind right to left and complete a stall turn away from the slope.
- Complete 10 seconds straight and level inverted flight across wind.
- Perform one axial roll across wind, either from the left or right.
- Perform one axial roll across wind in the opposite direction to (h), rotating in the opposite direction to (h).
- Perform a three turn spin with exit in the same direction as the entry.
- Fly a left hand rectangular landing approach and overshoot.
- Fly a right hand rectangular landing approach and overshoot.
- Fly a rectangular landing approach either left or right hand and land within 15 metres of a pre-determined spot.
- Remove model from landing area.
- Complete post-flight.
For the details of the requirements, please refer to BMFA web site.
Previously held flying skill assessment exercises:
December 27, 2015
November 3, 2013
April 23, 2006