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  • BGA Inspector Part-66L licence

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    All BGA inspectors have been contacted with details and a Part-66L licence application form. Any inspector who has yet to complete their application and submit it to the BGA is urged to do so before the end of November 2020. Any inspector who needs more information or an application form…

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  • EASA-exit update

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    As previously reported, the UK Government will be withdrawing from EASA on 1 Jan 21.The UK Government has decided to adopt existing EU aviation regulation and rules under UK law. Therefore Parts 21, ML and SAO which are in place now, and DTO, SFCL and MED which apply in 2021,…

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  • BGA COVID update

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    BGA club members are politely reminded of the need to comply with their clubs COVID-safe precautions. Current information including BGA guidance dated 25th Sept is available here. The Governments tiered system results in certain restrictions primarily focussed on limiting indoor interactions. As described in the BGA guidance, it is up to…

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  • Managing Flying Risk - now in a more easily accessible format

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    ‘Managing Flying Risk’ is important information for all glider pilots and is now in a more easily accessible online format. View Managing Flying Risk here.

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  • A successful first BGA Instructor Development Week

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    Instructor development is and will continue to be a very important BGA activity. Several trainee and experienced instructors attended the recent ‘BGA Instructor Development Week’ at The Gliding Centre led by coach Simon Adlard and supported by Steve Male (Midland GC CFI) and Alan Smith (TGC CFI). The week was…

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