This was NOT accepted as proposed, but it was agreed to be inserted in S10 Annex 5 as useful advice to organizers
Barney Townsend - GBR alternate delegate
4.27.1 CIMA approved GNSS flight recorders and ELT’s without voice transmission capability are permitted and may be carried. Sealed mobile phones, switched off, may be carried for use after landing or in an emergency. Only materials issued by the organizer, mathematical calculators without any capability for any data transfer, and clocks may be used for preflight preparation and flight control.
Unless otherwise briefed, then in the period between entering quarantine before flying a task and leaving quarantine after flying a task no other electronic devices with real or potential communication and/or navigation capabilities shall be available to, or accessed by the pilot or crew. Breaking of this rule may result in disqualification.
4.27.2 The director will establish a document-based method for sealing and unsealing that will enforce seal checking after each task.
Annex 3, 1.13.4 The pilot must make a data transfer cable and a copy of the transfer software available to the organization if required.
Before the championship starts, each FR must be presented together with its CIMA approval document to the organization for inspection and recording of type and serial number. The pilot must be sure it fully complies with any requirements in the approval document e.g. that manufacturer’s seals are intact and it is equipped with a data-port sealing device if it is required or it will be rejected by the organization.
Once the championship has started the pilot must always use the same FR. In the event of a permanent failure, another FR may be used after it has been presented together with its CIMA approval document to the organization for inspection and recording of type and serial number.
All FR’s must be presented to the organization for inspection immediately before the start of each task. If secondary evidence is presented then both sets must be clearly marked 1 and 2. Only one set of evidence will be used to verify the flight.
If pilots are allowed to keep their flight recorders, it opens up the possibility for a track to be electronically modified in private before downloading it to the organization for scoring. This can be simply prevented by collecting the data or recorder immediately on landing, as was done at WPC2012.