Position Recorders

Extract from Sporting Code Section 3 (Gliding), Chapter 4 Appendix.

General

Many GPS devices can record the coordinates of their position at intervals. If this data can be downloaded in the same format as an .igc file, NACs may allow these “position recorders” (PRs) to be used to validate the horizontal position of the glider.

Altitude evidence may also be certified subject to the restriction given in A-7 below.

This Appendix may duplicate some rules within Chapters 1 and 4, but only covers the use of GPS units that are not IGC-approved flight recorders (FRs) for Silver or Gold badges.

Each NAC is to approve the specific PRs for use within their area of responsibility and to maintain a current list of them. Guidance on PR operation and the approval process is given in Annex C-6.1 and 6.2.

NACs should consult GFAC for advice prior to beginning the approval process for a given PR as there may be known problems with it or it may have been found to not comply with IGC rules.

 

The following Countries have Approved Position Recorders.
Links are to Approval Documents.

Link to Specimen IGC PR Approval Document

British Gliding Association

FlyWithCE

FlyWithCE FR300

Qstarz BT-Q1000x

Deutscher Aero Club

Flarm Compatible Recorders*

Fédération Française de Vol à Voile

Flarm Compatible Recorders*

Gliding Federation of Australia

FlyWithCE

OzFlarm and Mini-Oz

Aeroklub Polski

FlyWithCE FR100 & 300

Soaring Association of Canada

FlyWithCE FR100 & 300

Soaring Society of America

FlyWithCE

FlyWithCE FR300

Aero Club of India

FlyWithCE FR300

* Swiss Flarm, LXN Redbox, LXN Mini Box, Triadis and Ediatec.