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Subject Re: declaration
Thread Number 17 of 18 in thread
Author Kevin Hook
Posted 14-May-07 19:08:53
  Having finally had a flyable day, I have attempted an in-flight declaration with my Posigraph. Not possible when the logger is logging, and you can't stop it from logging if it detects movement. I suspect that the entire family of LX loggers will be the same, but lets hear the results of a few more experimemnts.

I still like the idea of airborne declarations, but I cannot see a safe, fair and acceptably verifiable way of making them.


I have to say I don't see that there is much, if any, difference between an pre-launch declaration an a pre-start declaration either. It's a hangover from the days of OO's, smoky barographs and scribbled pieces of paper. Welcome to the 21st century!

Most loggers that I know *will* accept an in-flight declaration; the Cambridges do, if using a NAV display, plus those and anything else that is connected to WinPilot/SeeYou Mobile etc. That must cover a large proportion of loggers used: I'm guessing this but you could tally the different types from submitted ladder claims.

The only reason we don't normally do airborne declarations is that it would invalidate some record or badge claims, as things stand at the moment. If that is understood, I don't see the problem. I don't buy the 'unfair' argument as the National Ladder is 'unfair' to people without loggers to start with.

You could even send an email to the ladder server from a 'phone with your declaration on it and that could be compared, time wise, to the later claimed flight... ;)>>


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