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  • From throttle to thermal! Powered pilot learns to glide...

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    ‘Flight Deck Wingman’, Lasham Gliding Society and the BGA have collaborated with ‘Plane Old Ben’ to deliver a series of youtube videos tracking the progress of an aeroplane pilot from first glider flight through to solo. These high quality videos are entertaining and instructive. Please share this news item with…

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  • Ofcom Proposal to vary aircraft and aircraft (transportable) radio communications licences

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    Ofcom are proposing to make radio licensing documentation more meaningful, accessible, and easier to understand. They also want to streamline their processes so that licences are easier to manage in the future. The changes would update the structure and content of current licences to bring them into line with the…

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  • CAA decision introducing change to SERA regarding access to RMZ and TMZ airspace

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    Following the UK’s exit from the EU and EASA, EU and EASA regulation has been retained under UK law (see BGA Laws and Rules for details). SERA.6005 contained within the Annex to Regulation (EU) No 923/2012 (as retained and amended in UK domestic law) includes requirements for communications and SSR…

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  • BGA Conference 12th February 2022

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    Following careful consideration of the available Government Covid guidance, the Executive Committee has agreed that the BGA conference and awards dinner may take place as planned on Saturday 12th February at the Nottingham Belfry hotel. The safety of all those attending is the highest priority. Everyone who plans to attend…

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  • Airspace Modernisation Strategy Refresh

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    The CAA would like to receive stakeholders views on a draft of their refreshed Airspace Modernisation Strategy 2022–2040, which will replace the existing Airspace Modernisation Strategy (CAP1711) that was published in December 2018. The BGA will be responding. Details of the consultation, which closes on the 4th of April 2022,…

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