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  • Emergency Parachutes

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    The BGA publication ‘Managing Flying Risk’ notes that parachutes should be maintained and stored in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions. The BGA safety briefing ‘Parachuting after a mid-air collision’ is available here.  The BGA’s Safety and Training YouTube channel includes a bailout presentation by G Dale that is based on his…

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  • Aeronautical Ground Station Licences

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    As previously reported, from the 3rd January 2019, the CAA converted all common sporting assignments in the UK to 8.33. Aeronautical ground station licences, obtained from Ofcom, authorise the installation and use of a radio installation which provides ground to air communication (of course many clubs don’t utilise a radio ‘installation’ or…

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  • RMZ requirements

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    The CAA reports that ‘the Radio Mandatory Zone (RMZ) surrounding Hawarden aerodrome was established in March 2017 to enhance the safety of all aircraft operating in the vicinity of Hawarden aerodrome and to better integrate the increasing number of commercial A300-600N Beluga aircraft operations. AIC Y014/2017 was issued on 16…

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  • Launchpoint Trust at the BGA Conference

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    The Launchpoint Trust will be at the BGA Conference at the Nottingham Belfry on 2nd March. Anyone is welcome to chat with the Charity’s trustees, whether that’s about an applying for a bursary or making a donation now or in the future. A Launchpoint lottery will be run during the…

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  • Overseas Championship at Issoudun July 2019

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    Brian Spreckley reports that there will be an Overseas Championship at Issoudun in France held in conjunction with the Issoudun International contest. The task setter and local organiser will be Brian Spreckley and tasks will be DHT, AAT and AST. Gliders at any level are welcome. Issoudun is a large…

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