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  • Aeronautical radio licence - renewal reminder

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    As previously advised, aeronautical radio licences are now administered by Ofcom. Ofcom advise that they will no longer send final notice fee reminders for aeronautical licences one week before the fee due date. The licence fee reminder notice will continue to be sent out six weeks before the fee due…

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  • NOTAM questionnaire

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    The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has launched a questionnaire on NOTAM and the NOTAM system and is asking for feedback from users. You can access the questionnaire here. The online questionnaire remains open until 31 October 2019.  

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  • Glider towing with UK National Permit to Fly aircraft

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    The CAA has re-issued its exemption authorising glider towing with UK National Permit to Fly aircraft. Please view the exemption here.

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  • BGA Club Management Conference 2019

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    The BGA Club Management Conference will take place on Sunday November 17th, 2019 9am – 5:30 pm at the de Vere Staverton Estate, Daventry. Please see details and book here.

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  • Royal Aero Club Trust Bursaries for 2020

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    The Royal Aero Club Trust has announced the start of the 2020 bursary awards scheme for young persons. Applicants need to be aged between 14 and 21; or can be aged up to 24 in the case of a follow-on bursary. A significant number of young glider pilots receive a…

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