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XC League Rules - Flights
Flight types, minimum distances, multipliers and other rules.

Declared Flights

Declared flights are flights where you fly a task that you have previously declared, following a sequence of waypoints based on 400m radius cylinders. You must fly to each cylinder and record a tracklog point inside it before moving on to the next one.

You will always declare a start cylinder and either one or two other waypoint cylinders, and you must fly to these after you have exited your start cylinder.

For a Flight to Goal you will declare a finish cylinder and you must fly to this to complete the task. For an Out and Return you will declare one turnpoint cylinder, and for an FAI Triangle you will declare two turnpoint cylinders - you must fly to these and then return to your start cylinder to complete the task.

Where you take off and land is not important, although if your takeoff is outside the start cylinder you must fly into the cylinder first before you can start.

Your scoring distance will be the minimum distance it is possible to fly by entering the specified cylinders. If you declare a 50km goal, for example, your flight will only score 49.2km, after the deduction of the cylinders (2 x 400m). Multipliers are awarded for Declared Flights. Note that minimum distance applies to your scoring distance, that is after the deduction of the cylinders.

Flight to Goal

A Flight to Goal commences at a start point and goes to a finish point (the goal).

Flight to Goal
UK Records
Male: 225.3km (Al Wilson 2014)
Female: 214.1km (Kirsty Cameron 2014)
Tandem: 51.0km (Tim Guilford & Simon Headford 2010)

Out and Return

An Out and Return commences at a start point, goes to a single turnpoint and then returns to the start point. Any loss of height between your start and finish must not exceed 2% of the distance flown.

Out and Return
UK Records
Male: 90.1km (Mark Watts 2014)
Female: None
Tandem: None

FAI Triangle

An FAI Triangle commences at a start point, goes to two turnpoints and then returns to the start point. It must satisfy the 28% leg rule, which states that the shortest leg must not be less than 28% of the total leg distance. Any loss of height between your start and finish must not exceed 2% of the distance flown.

FAI Triangle
UK Records
Male: 100.7km (Mike Cavanagh 2014)
Female: None
Tandem: None