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HCRCC CLUB PROFICIENCY GUIDELINES

PROFICIENCY PROGRAM

GENERAL for Fixed Wing Aircraft:

There shall be three recognized proficiency levels for pilots...

Level One   -  (yellow sticker) The Novice – A student pilot under the instruction of a qualified pilot who has not yet demonstrated the skills needed for Level II flight.

Level Two   -  (green sticker) a pilot who has demonstrated the skills described in level two below...

Level Three – (red sticker) an experienced pilot who has demonstrated both skills in excess of the level two performance and also has shown the ability to work with other pilots working towards self-improvement.  He/she also has shown the ability to apply the additional skills needed to fly a different airplane to the Level II pilot and can help develop those new skills prior to turning the level II pilot lose with the new higher performance airplane.       

1. Only members with a Level 2 (green or red sticker) or higher rating will be allowed to fly solo.

2. A Level One Novice (yellow sticker) must have a Level 2 (green or red sticker) or higher member present with him/her in the Pilot 
Station to be allowed to fly.

3. A Novice can be advanced to Level 2 (green sticker) by any Level 3 (red sticker) member.

4. It will be the airplane owners' responsibility to assure that the aircraft is in good flying condition.

DEFINITIONS 

LEVEL  l - "NOVICE" (yellow sticker)

Any person (member or guest) who has not yet demonstrated the skills necessary to qualify for Level 2 status.  

NOTE: An Instructor is not financially responsible for a student's aircraft in any case of damage or a crash.

LEVEL 2-"PILOT"  (green sticker) -    To attain a Level 2 Pilot rating a novice or guest must:

1. Perform a preflight check of aircraft and radio equipment.

2. Demonstrate proper field behavior concerning flying boundaries and courtesy, infield rules, conduct and use of the frequency pin 
board.  Be able to explain the difference between “Game Day” and non-game day regulations.

3. Prepare aircraft for flight and start/tune engine.

4. Perform an unassisted takeoff in both directions.

5. Exhibit controlled flight by a series of left and right turns and horizontal eights with attitude and altitude control.

6. Perform 4 controlled landings. Two from each direction.

7. Exhibit controlled flight during a simulated dead-stick landing approach. (Observer has novice bring engine to idle and Novice Pilot must make a safe approach to runway - power can be applied before a landing is made)

It is recommended that all new Level 2 Pilots use an observer during the first 30 days following certification.

Flyers upgrading to Level 2 (green sticker) must pass that grade level by his instructor and then be recommended to a level 3 Pilot (red  sticker).