Is there a generally accepted set of milestones that one should "tick" off before claiming that they can fly ? Are there different guidelines based upon the craft e.g. fixed wings, quadcopter versus helicopter ? Are these published by the modelling associations or by legal bodies like the countries aviation authority ?
My checklist is roughly :
- You crash beyond the first patch of khakibos in the veldt we fly in under glide
- You crash beyond the second patch of khakibos in the veldt we fly in under power
- You crash when you can fly across the veldt, where left is away from you and right is towards you or vice versa, and even return, where left is really right and right is really left and you understand the term "spiral of death"
- You crash in style reminiscent of "Those magnificent men in their flying machines" that you feel you could claim was a controlled decent to your friends and family without too much blushing after doing a series of "Uppity up up ups and down di down down downs" (or due to another attack by the resident bully of a hadida)
I doubt this is authoritive in any way whatsoever and was wondering if there was a better set of guidelines to work against.