BAeA Pilot Proficiency System
Pilots competing at BAeA competitions in Standard power / Sports glider classes and above must have their BAeA Proficiency Card (PPC) endorsed for that class to show that they have been assessed by a BAeA Flight Evaluator (FE) and have demonstrated the skill and competence necessary to meet the standard required. FE's are all current BAeA members who are authorised to endorse PPC's as shown in the table below.
The Flight Evaluation Procedure
The endorsement procedure operates through the use of a Flight Evaluation Form that specifies the areas to be assessed prior to and during the endorsement flight. This form must be filled-in initially by the pilot and, following the evaluation, completed by the FE. The pilot must then forward the form to the BAeA membership office in order to be eligible to compete at that level, and it will be kept on file there for reference.
Aresti sequence flights, Masters and Apprentices
Pilot Proficiency Cards with endorsements that date from assessments prior to the introduction of the Flight Evaluation Form will remain valid until or unless a further endorsement becomes necessary, and in the meantime do not require a Flight Evaluation Form to be submitted to support them. Pilots seeking a new endorsement at a different class to previous entries however must adopt the new FE procedures.
CIVA Freestyle flights
A separate endorsement is now required for CIVA Freestyle competition flights
Pilots with an existing Unlimited class Proficiency Card endorsement who have flown a freestyle sequence at a BAeA or FAI contest in the last two years must discuss their plans for flying the programme with either an Unlimited class FE or a Display Authorisation Examiner. The discussion must review the content of the Evaluation Form guidance notes together with the pilots planned sequence, and the BAeA FE / DAE will sign the endorsement provided he/she is satisfied that the pilot meets the specified standards.
All other pilots must follow the full Flight Evaluation process to gain a Freestyle PPC endorsement.
Note also that if a pilot does not compete during a period of at least two years (24 calendar months) then his/her endorsement is considered to have lapsed, and before competing again in a previously endorsed class a new endorsement must be obtained from a BAeA Flight Evaluator as above.
BAeA Flight Evaluators
The following are authorised as BAeA Flight Evaluators in the disciplines and at the levels shown for those seeking to obtain an endorsement on their Pilot Proficiency Card:
|Advanced and Below|
|Alan Cassidy||07808 059881||Berkshire|
|Nick Wakefield||07818 423579||Worcestershire|
|Gerald Cooper||07710 442816||Lincolnshire|
|Nick Buckenham||07773 768386||Cambridgeshire|
|Tom Cassells||07889 434509||Yorkshire|
|Adrian Willis||07712 864413||South East|
|Ian Scott||01733 239136||South East|
|Julian Murfitt||07712 657383||South East|
|Phil Burgess||07876 526950||South East|
|Phil Massetti||07977 586205||South East|
|Simon Abbott||07767 776074||South East|
|Ben Ellis||07974 150466||South West|
|Brian McCartney||07885 363187||South West|
|Paul Tomlinson||07710 797710||South West|
|Bob Pooler||07768 333030||West Midlands|
|Farrell McGee||07747 773807||Midlands|
|Cas Smith||01977 682674||North|
|Ron Allan||01625 428243||North|
|David Kean||07881 620057||South East|
|Intermediate and Below|
|Emily Collettemail@example.com||South East|
|Mike Collettfirstname.lastname@example.org||South East|
|Sportsman and Below|
|Stephen Evans||07884 236873||South East|
Unlimited, Advanced and below
0115 956 1126
Buckminster & Eire
0208 947 3876
Intermediate and Below
Sportsman and Below