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IGC-approval for LX Navigation Eos and Era series of Flight Recorders

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Old April 15th 18, 04:54 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Ian Strachan[_3_]
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IGC-approval for LX Navigation Eos and Era series of Flight Recorders

I am pleased to announce IGC-approval for all flights for the Eos 80, Era57 and Era 80 Flight Recorders in addition to the original Eos model of 2014. The manufacturer is LX Navigation d.o.o. of Celje, Slovenia.

The IGC-approval document may be downloaded from either the GFAC or FAI/IGC web sites, see below, together with other information on IGC-approved Flight Recorders.

Ian Strachan
Chairman, IGC GNSS Flight Recorder Approval Committee (GFAC)



There are now 60 main types of IGC-approved Flight Recorders from 20 different manufacturers. When sub-types are added the total rises to 68.

If you own or fly with one of these recorders, it is recommended that you download its latest IGC-approval document from one of the web sites given below, and note any changes that may affect how you operate it.

A table of all IGC-approved FRs with links to Approval Documents is the first item on the web site before the set of Approval documents for each type of recorder. This includes the following:

(1) a table of all types of IGC-approved Flight Recorders in alphabetical order of manufacturer name, with links to their IGC-approval documents in the right hand column under "Date of Latest Document".

(2) a table of Manufacturers of IGC-approved Flight Recorders, in alphabetical order of name.

(3) a diary of all IGC-approval activity from the first IGC-approvals in 1996 to the present day, most recent events first.

(4) a history of GNSS Flight Recording in IGC together with pictures of some early Recorders.


For the GFAC web site, see: www.ukiws.demon.co.uk/GFAC - the complete table can be viewed directly at:



Navigating the IGC web site:

go to: www.fai.org/igc-documents

Scroll down and click "Flight Recorders",

look down and click on: "IGC-approved Flight Recorders - Approval Documents"

then click on "IGC-approval Documents for all IGC-approved Flight Recorders"

This will call up a list of documents, the first one being:
"Table - all IGC-approved FRs - links to Approval documents - Manufacturer table - List of updates - History of FRs in IGC"

This table lists the name and main characteristics of individual IGC-approvals and in the last column of this table there is a link to individual documents, click the link to display the document

The table is followed by a list of individual IGC-approval documents in alphabetical order of manufacturer’s name from Aircotec to Zander. These can be called up by clicking the document name.

IGC-approval - GENERAL

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-documents web site above


directly from the GFAC web site:

Programs that have been notified to IGC for the analysis of IGC files are listed on the GFAC web site under: "Analysis Programs for IGC Flight DataFiles"

The IGC Shell program for Validation of the structure of IGC files may be downloaded he
This downloads the file IGCDLL.zip, which when un-zipped, gives the free IGC Shell program. This web site also contains the latest FR Manufacturers’ Data Link Library (DLL) files that are used by IGC Shell and other programs to Validate the structure of an IGC file. The IGC file Validate check ensures that the IGC file came from a serviceable and secure FR, and the file is identical to when it was originally downloaded. This check is required before a flight performance recorded in the IGC file can be approved to the standards of IGC.

Finally, the Sporting Code for gliding (SC3) and its annexes A-D may be downloaded via: www.fai.org/igc-documents in which SC3 is at the top of the list


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