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Last Revised: Jan 22, 2000

(Under Revision: Jan, 15 2000) was developed for use as "repeating fields" in accident databases.  This index was designed to assist the development of statistical information, independant of linguistic barriers.


SCALES FOR USE ON ACCIDENT SUMMARY FORMS AIRCRAFT INDEX

Code Meaning

  • HG Class I: Hang Gliders
  • Rigid Class II:  Rigid Wings
  • PG Class III: Paragliders
  • Open  Class IV:  for aircraft that cannot meet the wind speed minima of Class 1, 2 and 3.

ANSI  INJURY INDEX

(Including the Length of Hospitalization or Time Lost from Work.)

Code  Meaning

  1. No Injuries or Minor - brief visit to Doctor
  2. Significant - hospitalized or work time loss less than 48 hours
  3. Temporary Disabling Injuries
  4. Permanent Partial Disabling Injuries
  5. Permanent Total Disability
  6. Fatal injuries
    ? Unknown

EXPERIENCE INDEX

Code  Meaning

  1. No training or experience
  2. Self-taught or under amateur instruction
  3. During  introductory course under Certified Instruction
  4. Novice ie. SAFE PRO / PARA PRO,  Stage 2, Altitude Gliding, Orange
  5. Intermediate ie. SAFE PRO / PARA PRO,  Stage 3, Easy Soaring, Green
  6. Advanced ie. SAFE PRO / PARA PRO, Stage 4, Pilot, Blue)
  7. XC ie. SAFE PRO / PARA PRO, Stage 5, Pilot, Cross Country, Brown
    ?  Unknown

PHASE OF FLIGHT INDEX

Code Meaning

  • TO - About to launch, launching, just launched
  • TOW - While under Tow, directly related to towing.
  • Flt - During flight, excluding landing manoeuvres
  • LZ - Landing manoeuvres, actually landing, just landed
  • n/a - Related accidents while not hooked into glider
  • PD -  Reserve Parachute Deployment
  • ? - Unknown

AIRCRAFT DAMAGE INDEX  * Under Revision July 2001

Code Meaning

Reportable Incidents

  1. No Damage
  2. Control Bar, Base Tube or A,B,C & Brake Lines or Harness only
  3. Minor Sail cloth only < 15 cm
  4. Minor Sail cloth combined with Control Bar, Base Tube or Lines only

Reportable Accidents

  1. Major Sail cloth damage requiring any repair > 15 cm.
  2. Flying Wire
  3. Leading Edge or Cross Bar or Keel Damage (1 unit only)
  4. Leading Edge or Cross Bar or Keel Damage (1 unit only) and any Sail and / or Control surface damages
  5. Multiple Leading Edge, Cross Bar, Keel, Sail and / or Control surface damages
  6. Aircraft a Total loss / not repairable
  7. Property Damage
    ?  Unknown
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