Ian Strachan, IGC GFAC Committee Chairman, issued this announcement on May 1, 2014, regarding IGC approval of the LXNAV Nano 3 flight recorder. — Editors.
I am pleased to announce IGC-approval for the LXNAV Nano 3 GPS Flight Recorder for "all flights" including world records. This is a variant of the original Nano with the addition of a screen.
The IGC-approval document may be downloaded from the FAI/IGC web site or the GFAC web site, see below. A table of all IGC-approved Flight Recorders can also be downloaded from these web sites, and the table has links to the IGC-approval document for each type of recorder.
There are now 48 different types of IGC-approved Flight Recorders from 18 different manufacturers.
If you own or fly with one of these, it is recommended that you download its latest IGC-approval document from one of the web sites given below, and to note any changes since you first started using that type of Recorder. For the GFAC web site: www.ukiws.demon.co.uk/GFAC .
The table of all IGC-approved FRs with links to Approval Documents is at: www.ukiws.demon.co.uk/GFAC/igc_approved_frs.pdf .
This document with the tables contains:
(1) a table of all types of IGC-approved Flight Recorders in alphabetical order of manufacturer name, with links to their IGC-approval documents.
(2) a table of Manufacturers of IGC-approved Flight Recorders, in alphabetical order of manufacturer name.
(3) a list of all IGC-approval activity from 1996 to the present day.
(4) a history of IGC GNSS Flight Recording.
For the IGC web site: www.fai.org/gnss-recording-devices/igc-approved-flight-recorders
Scroll down to "IGC-Approved Flight Recorders - Approval Documents."
Then click on the box underneath the above heading which says:
"IGC-approval Documents for all IGC-approved Flight Recorders".
This will call up a list of documents, the first one being "IGC-approval tables" with links to individual Approval documents.
This is followed by individual IGC-approval documents in alphabetical order of manufacturer's name. Scroll down to the Recorder type and click on its name. The IGC-approval document will then download automatically to the directory that you have set for downloads, without being displayed on screen first.
IGC-approval follows test and evaluation by the IGC GNSS Flight Recorder Approval Committee (GFAC) in accordance with Annex B to the Sporting Code for gliding and the Technical Specification for IGC-approved GNSS Flight Recorders. The Technical Specification is available through the igc-approved-flight-recorders web site above or directly from the GFAC web site:
The Sporting Code for gliding (SC3) and its annexes A-D may be downloaded via www.fai.org/igc-documents .
Chairman IGC GFA Committee