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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
The CAA and the UK Airprox Board have made it clear that the number of reported airprox with drones (also known as unmanned airborne systems, UAVs, etc) is increasing year on year. The government is introducing legislation regarding drone operation near ‘protected airfields’, which by definition does not include most air sport…Read More
European law requires all aircraft operating in UK airspace that need to carry a radio to be equipped with 8.33 kHz capable radio equipment. The CAA has reminded airspace users that they must not use a 25 kHz radio on an 8.33 kHz channel. There are temporary exemptions in place…Read More
Dates and venues have been confirmed for next year’s national championships. These are:- Club Class, Aston Down, 25th May to 2nd June 2019 18m and 20m Multi-Seat Classes, Husbands Bosworth, 13-21st July 2019 Open, Standard and 15m Classes, Lasham, 3-11th August 2019 Junior, Nympsfield, 17-25th August 2019.Read More
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has advised that although it is currently contracted to administer radio licences for UK aircraft and ground stations on behalf of Ofcom, Ofcom has decided that in future it will issue aeronautical radio licences itself. The new arrangements are expected to be in place from…Read More
The latest Europe Air Sports newsletter can be viewed here.Read More