League of Silent Flight Standings

 

About LSF

The League of Silent Flight (LSF) is a (almost) no cost five-level soaring skills advancement program similar to the badge system of full-scale soaring. LSF members, at their own pace, acquire soaring skills through self-imposed discipline, perseverance and a search for understanding. Challenging yourself to master that next task or that next level can really keep the juices flowing. Accomplishing that first task toward level I is as rewarding as your future successes at the higher levels. The LSF Soaring Accomplishments Program consists of groups of tasks of progressively increasing difficulty which, when accomplished, demonstrate the advancing skills of the model sailplane pilot. A pilot begins at Level I (beginner) and can advance through Level V (Advanced). There are only about 110 Level V pilots in the world.

Will you become one of them? SFVSF encourages soaring pilots to participate in the LSF experience through our LSF Club Coordinator, by conducting club contests in support of LSF advancement and through the camaraderie of other members. For those new to LSF, The Club Coordinator can sign you up as a New Aspirant, collect the $2.00 correspondence fee and issue your Level I voucher on the spot. You will then be an official LSF Aspirant. Recruit a witness and you can begin your level I tasks with your next flight! You'll be well on your way to a rewarding LSF experience that very day.

To see where SFVSF members stand in the LSF program, click here. To learn more about LSF, visit the web site at: www.silentflight.org or contact our LSF Club Coordinator, Bruce Allport via e-mail or at the field.

The table below lists SFVSF members who are participating in the League of Silent Flight (LSF) Soaring Accomplishments Program, along with their level of achievement and the tasks accomplished within each level.

 

SFVSF club members are encouraged to add their name and accomplishments to this register. Please contact our LSF Club Coordinator.

Aspirant Pilots

Pilots who are newly registered with LSF, working on Level I:

 

Tasks to be Completed

Thermal
Duration

Slope
Duration

Spot
Landing

Goal &
Return

Contests

Goal

Pilot Name

5 min

15 min *

5 landings
3 meter

None

None

Alexei Kisselev

Date 

Date

x of 5

NA

NA

* A second thermal flight may be flown in lieu of this requirement.

 

Level I Pilots

Pilots who have achieved Level I, and are working on Level II:

 

Tasks to be Completed

Thermal
Duration

Slope
Duration

Spot
Landing

Goal &
Return

Contests

Goal

Pilot Name

15 min

1 hour*

10 landings
1.5 meter

None

6 contests,
1 placing,
or 3000 pts

Dave Mason - LSF

Date

Date

x of 10 

NA

Date

Ed Slobod - LSF 1427 Date  Date  x of 10  NA Date

* A second thermal flight may be flown in lieu of this requirement.

Level II Pilots

Pilots who have achieved Level II, and are working on Level III:

 

Tasks to be Completed

Thermal
Duration

Slope
Duration

Spot
Landing

Goal &
Return

Contests

Goal

Pilot Name

30 min

2 hours*

None

1 km

6 contests
2 placings, or 4500 pts

Jim Buck - LSF 161

Date

Date 

NA

Date

Date

Bill Watson - LSF 99

Date

Date 

NA

Date

Date

* A second thermal flight may be flown in lieu of this requirement.


Level III Pilots

Pilots who have achieved Level III, and are working on Level IV:

 

Tasks to be Completed

Thermal
Duration

Slope
Duration

Spot
Landing

Goal &
Return

Contests

Goal

Pilot Name

1 hour

4 hours*

None

2 km

6 contests,
2 placings, and 1 win or 6000 pts

Bruce Allport - LSF 7687

Date

Date*

NA

Date

Date

* A second thermal flight may be flown in lieu of this requirement.

Level IV Pilots

Pilots who have achieved Level IV, and are working on Level V:

 

Tasks to be Completed

Thermal
Duration

Slope
Duration

Spot
Landing

Goal &
Return

Contests

Goal

Pilot Name

2 hour

8 hours

None

10 km

6 contests,
12,000 pts and 3 wins

Larry Pettyjohn

Date

Date

NA

Date

Date

Nowell Siegel

Date

Date

NA

Date

Date

 

Level V Pilots

Pilots who have achieved Level V, and are rightfully recognized as masters of the art and science of piloting model sailplanes:

 

 

Completed Tasks

Thermal
Duration

Slope
Duration

Spot
Landing

Goal &
Return

Contests

Goal

Pilot Name 2 hour 8 hours None 10 km  
Art Chmielewski - LSF 7365 #136 2014 2014 NA 2014 Yes

Joe Nave - LSF 7461 #119

9/26/2004

6/17/2005

NA

5/28/2005

Yes

 

Updated 9/19/2015 - Joe Nave