The answer is yes. For Diamond Distance tasks an official observer and flight recorder are required. Official Observer: An Official Observer is a member of SSA who holds at least [...]
Start and finish points for badges are only required for diamond goal flights. For records, triangle flights and goal flights require you to cross the same 1 km line used [...]
The standard hard right turn after release from tow plane or winch determines the release point. If using a motor glider – the MOP recording determines when the engine is [...]
OLC data cannot be used for badge or record flight. Original IGC file is required. OLC data is valid for Kolstad award flights.
Flight recorders must be calibrated every 5 years or within 2 months after every flight.
Badge flights must be submitted within 6 months of the flight. State records must notify email@example.com within 10 days of the flight and postmark or email documentation within 45 days [...]
In most cases if you meet the minimum requirements for each task you can apply for multiple completions at different badge levels or different records in multiple record categories or [...]
Any SSA member with at least a B badge may act as observer, or be the airport manager, or be appointed by firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact email@example.com to complete an open book exam on sporting code. You must also have some experience as observer or show the completion of badges or records. You will be [...]
A passenger is not allowed on badge and most award flights. A passenger is allowed on record flights and will be listed on the certificate or state records. If it's [...]