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THE GULL SLOPE AEROBATIC GRADES - From MGA publication

Conditions

15. Pilots must perform the schedule of maneuvers in the order listed, to be judged by at least one higher Gull holder

or by at least two competent judges, who will score each maneuver out of 10.

16. To pass a grade, an overall average of 5 per maneuver must be achieved, subject to a minimum of 3 on any one

maneuver.

17. As many attempts may be made on any one outing as the pilot wishes and/or his judges will allow, but the

schedule must be completed in the correct, unbroken sequence.

18. The Diamond `A’ grade must be achieved flying an aircraft designed and built by the pilot, flying the Diamond

schedule but he must score an average of 6 per maneuver with a sub-minimum of 4 for any one maneuver. He must

also submit a written article on his aircraft’s design and development and must place in the first three in the Expert

Class in a National Slope Aerobatic Championship.

19. All maneuvers are described in the Aerobatic Contest Rules, with the exception of the inverted rectangle, which

is the same as the landing pattern but starts and ends with half-rolls, which are part of the maneuver, and without the

loss of height.

BRONZE GULL

a. One large circle (left or right . . . not less than 100m diameter)

b. Two consecutive loops

c. 10 seconds straight & level across wind

d. One roll

e. Landing pattern

SILVER GULL

a. Overhead eight

b. Stall turn

c. Three consecutive loops

d. Immelman turn

e. Two consecutive rolls

f. 5 seconds inverted flight

g. Landing pattern

GOLDEN GULL

a. Double Immelman

b. Inverted rectangle

c. Three consecutive rolls

d. Vertical eight

e. Three consecutive loops

f. Cuban eight

g. Three turn spin

h. Landing pattern

DIAMOND GULL

a. Slow roll

b. Vertical eight

c. Six turn spin

d. Inverted eight

e. Four-point roll

f. Four consecutive loops

g. Figure-M

h. Landing pattern

i. Horizontal eight

j. Place in `Expert’ in a Championships.

 

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