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This section of the BGA web site provides practical information for pilots, club officials, instructors, aircraft owners, inspectors and for anybody actively involved in gliding in the UK.
Safe Winch Launching
The BGA Safe Winch Launching initiative can only remain successful if pilots and instructors periodically remind themselves of the issues and the necessary precautions. Please ensure that you are familiar with the guidance at https://members.gliding.co.uk/bga-safety-management/safe-winching/
Soaring success during 2018!
Believe it or not, the thermal soaring season is upon us. A number of clubs offer courses and coaching to all-comers or are open to club expeditions, the Aim Higher team have a busy season planned, and Women Glide have coaching events planned. And if competing presses your buttons, take a look at the competition dates!
Latest News & Notices
Is your glider (or the club glider you are flying) fit for flight? This safety briefing includes vitally important information. Please note that positive checks are essential for gliders that are not equipped with self-connecting controls. A recent accident investigation has identified that an unapproved modification to a glider with…Read More
The CAA has rejected the Exeter airport airspace change proposal. Details of the BGA’s response to this consultation and the CAA’s decision are available here.Read More
The European Gliding Union Newsletter 1/2018 is available here.Read More
The UK has adopted the change to 8.33 kHz radios effective from 1st January 2018. There is a CAA-issued temporary exemption place to allow a number of 25 kHz frequencies to be used. View the exemption here. 25 kHz frequencies end with: 00, 25, 50 or 75. An 8.33 kHz…Read More
An unprecedented delay in the publication by the European Commission of an expected amendment to the Aircrew Regulation has resulted in the need for a number of CAA-issued exemptions that ensure pilots can continue to fly legally under national arrangements beyond 8th April 2018. Please note that these exemptions ONLY…Read More