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  • Sailplane Pilot Licence Conversion

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    Under UK retained EU law, pilots of Part-21 sailplanes (formerly described as EASA sailplanes) including powered sailplanes including TMGs need to hold a Sailplane Pilot Licence (SPL) by 8 December 2021. Read more here, including how to join the more than 1300 pilots who now hold SPL privileges.

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  • CAA temporary exemption to allow NPPL holders to fly a Part 21 TMG or SEP

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    The CAA has issued a temporary exemption to enable NPPL holders to act as pilot of a UK registered SEP aeroplane or TMG with a UK Part 21 Certificate of Airworthiness or Permit to Fly, within the privileges of a UK Part-FCL LAPL, with some additional conditions, even though that…

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  • International Womens Day 8th March 2021

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    International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality. Even though gliding…

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  • Ofcom and electromagnetic fields (EMF)

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    Ofcom has written to radio licence holders describing electromagnetic fields (EMF) and internationally agreed guidelines published by the International Commission for Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) to help ensure services operate in a way that will not adversely affect health. These guidelines include limits on EMF exposure for the protection of…

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  • March 2021 BGA Newsletter

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    The March 2021 BGA newsletter is available here.

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