How to fill-in a BAeA Judging Sheet
Here is an example of a completed judging sheet Form-A. The Form-B is available on the sequences page of this website. These marks would be representative of a mid-rank pilot, who would have done much better if the stall entry to the spin was acceptable and the HZ for fig-9 was avoided.
The judge has made good range of comments which the assistant has recorded in the Remarks column, so the pilot would be able to see where he/she lost marks and roughly why.
If at any point the aeroplane had moved into the next figure before the judge had figured out his mark, these comments would be a good basis for later reviewing the by-passed figure and marking it after the sequence is finished. They would also serve to keep the figures freshly in mind if there was a discussion on the judging line after the flight, in case for example other judges had HZ's where this judge did not see any cause.
The Hard Zero was given for figure-9 because the pilot mistakenly flew the figure with a 2x4 roll instead of a half roll. Flying the "wrong" figure is an automatic Hard Zero, but if the error is "perceived" as in fig-2 then the mark is a Perceived Zero, written as PZ.
There weren't any penalties given in this sequence, so the scribe has clearly written "No Penalties" across the penalties area. The same two lines and the annotation "NP" will do just as well.
And last of all in the marking process - the Framing or Positioning mark goes at the top of the sheet.
Check that your assistant has correctly filled-in:
- The Flight Number. This is crucial for the scorer, who must be able to collate sheets together without ever mixing different pilot's marks. Flight numbers start at 1 and increment for each sequence flight.
- Your name and your judge number. Again - critical for the scorer, to avoid paperwork mix-ups.
Note! Leave the pilot's name and the aeroplane type blank because you will not have a flying-order list with the necessary information. The Chief Judge will fill in these details if required.