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Tony Firmin wrote:if you are carrying a recorder any flight having two points that are 50km apart and conforms to the height difference requirements qualifies for a Silver badge
Sporting Code wrote:2.2.1 Silver Badge The Silver badge is achieved on completing these soaring performances:
a. SILVER DISTANCE A straight distance flight from a start at release to a finish fix located at
least 50 km from release and at least 50 km from the fix recorded at the
beginning of the take-off roll.
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You are correct Jock. They changed the rules and then changed them again
You do indeed have to be at least 50km from release and 50km from where you take off. Releasing in the opposite direction to your intended flight doesn't help.
Forget what I said before, it was a nice idea but was deemed too easy, I guess.
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And then there is the different rule for Diamond Distance Start Zone, and for Gold Distance Start Zone.
But at least we don't have the camera, the uncut film, and the barograph smoked trace anymore.
They will soar on wings like eagles - Isaiah 40:3`