Well said, Cadfael, Olympia and Strider69.
Sorry if I gave a wrong impression about the badges.
I am not against badges at all, they are a great challenge for students as well as more advanced pilots.
I was merely pointing out why the badges in my
signature were missing.
It's just a RL personal thing.
And I really appreciate the efforts done by the creators of the Tasks Database, to implement a Badge system for Condor.
They look great, and if you would browse through the "graduate pilots" you'll see that I'm one of the earliest supporters.
And as a token of my appreciation, I'll leave them in my signature.
I also support the idea of a badge for instructors, although it will be difficult to qualify for one in Condor.
The dedication and the amount of time instructors spend teaching others to fly, instead of flying themselves, is beyond my comprehension.
The same goes for qualified Technicians.
They deserve a badge too.
Thanks to them, the whole fleet is ready for take-off again next season.
My hat is off, for any volunteer in the gliding community.