HOW DOES IT WORK? 

The Wings scheme has four levels of award. Bronze, Silver, Gold and Diamond. To qualify for each level the pilot will gain achievements from a selection of flight, educational and safety tasks. After the first Bronze Award each level becomes slightly more demanding encouraging pilots to expand their skills and knowledge, whilst having fun and becoming a “better pilot”.

THE ACHIEVEMENTS

The achievements are divided into three categories, Safety, Flight Skill & Education. 

Choose from any of the following requirements, please contact the BMAA if you have suggestions for additions:

Safety

         Aviation First Aid
             Air Traffic Control Visit
         GASCo Safety Evening
             BMAA Safety Events
            GASCo Seminar
            AAIB Visit (contact BMAA for details)




Flight skill

         Strip Skills
            Controlled Airspace Course

Mountain Flying Course

Different Control Types

(Flex/3-Axis/P-Parachute)

Taildragger

Light Aircraft

         FAI Colibri Award

education

Check Flying

Maintenance

Amateur-building

        Flying Abroad

GASCo Weather

Human Factors

        R/T Refresher

ROCC / AFGS (Radio Operators Certificate of Competence / Air-Ground Radio Station)

Avionics

Wing Rigging

FI(R) Course

TLAC Oratex Course


Bronze Award requirements

• Hold licence entitling you to act as Pilot in command of a Microlight within UK airspace.
• Have completed one of the Safety achievements within 24 months of the award application.
• Have completed a cross country flight (after 14/02/2019) of at least 100nm to a predetermined plan with at least one landing at another airfield in a single day.

Silver Award requirements

• Hold a BMAA Bronze Award.
• Hold a UK FRTOL (Radio Operator’s Licence).
• Have completed a cross country flight (after 14/02/2019) of at least 200nm to a predetermined plan with at least two landings at  two other airfields in a single day. 
• Have completed a Safety achievement (not used for the Bronze award) within 24 months of the award application.
• Have completed one Flight Skill or Education achievement within the previous 24 months.

Gold Award requirements

• Hold a BMAA Silver Award.
• Have completed a cross country flight (after 14/02/2019) of at least 300nm to a predetermined plan with at least three landings at three other airfields. (This may be spread over two consecutive days).
• Have completed two Safety achievements (not used for the Bronze or Silver award) within the previous 24 months.
• Have completed two achievements from Flight Skill and one Education achievement (at least one of each) within 24 months of the award application.

Diamond Award requirements

• Hold a BMAA Gold Award.
• Have completed a cross country flight (after 14/02/2019) of at least 500nm to a predetermined plan with at least five landings at four other airfields. (This may be spread over three consecutive days).
• Have completed two Safety achievements (not used for the Bronze, Silver or Gold award) within 24 months of the award application.
• Have completed three achievements from Flight Skill and Education (at least one of each).

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Frequently Asked Questions available here.

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