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  • 'First Flight' poster

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    A safe first flight follows meticulous and risk-averse preparation. A poster has been produced by the BGA Safety Committee that aims to inform and remind all those involved. Fuller guidance on the conduct of first flights can be found in the BGA publication ‘Managing Flying Risk’. Hard copies of the…

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  • CAA consultation re conducting paid for aeroplane pilot training using PtF aircraft

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    The CAA is consulting on extending paid-for initial aeroplane pilot training to be conducted using certain aeroplanes which hold a UK national Permit to Fly (PtF). The BGA has responded supporting the proposal. The consultation can be viewed here.

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  • More medal success for the British Gliding Team!

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    The WWGC held at Lake Keepit in Australia has ended with a great result for the British Gliding Team! Ayala Truelove took Bronze flying her LS8 in the Standard class, and the Team took Silver in the Team Cup. Liz Sparrow, who held 3rd place throughout most of the competition,…

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  • Suffolk Soaring

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    The BGA is pleased to report that the Suffolk Soaring Group, located at Hinderclay Meadows in N Suffolk, has become a BGA associate member. In due course contact and other details will be published on this website.  

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  • Exemption re transponder carriage in designated areas between FL100 and FL195

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    The CAA has recently published an exemption for gliders and self-launching motor gliders from the carriage of a Secondary Surveillance Radar transponder with the capability and functionality prescribed for Mode S Elementary Surveillance for specified designated areas in the UK between FL100 and FL195. This exemption is of limited duration…

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