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  • Good practice example pre-solo checklist

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    To help instructors at the launch point confirm that key areas of training and administration have been addressed prior to first solo flight, one BGA club has introduced a short checklist that is attached to student pilots logbooks which includes; Solo-standard training completed and recorded? Solo airspace/other local knowledge assessed?…

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  • COVID19 BGA club operations guidance updated

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    With the benefit of several months experience and noting recent developments in Government guidance and resources, the BGA publication ‘COVID19 BGA club operations guidance’ has been updated and circulated to clubs. The DfT, which is responsible for the oversight of aviation throughout the UK, continues to direct General Aviation organisations and operators regarding…

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  • BGA Club Management Conference 2020

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    The BGA Club Management conference will take place online on Sunday 22nd November, and over the following weeks will be supported by a programme of interactive online seminars and events. The theme of the conference on the 22nd November will be membership retention through pilot development. Club management teams will…

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  • Pooleys raises funds for Walking on Air charity

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    Pooleys Flight Equipment has announced that they have raised £3528.29 for the Portmoak based gliding charity, Walking on Air. This year’s donation takes the total raised for this charity to over £20,000 since 2011. Pooleys have raised the funds through their website, pooleys.com, where customers have added a promotional code…

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  • BGA Flight Radio Telephony Operator License (FRTOL) training

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    The successful BGA Flight Radio Telephony Operator License (FRTOL – or Radio License) course will be running again in February and March 2021. It is suitable for glider pilots who wish to use the radio whilst flying cross country. The course is primarily aimed at people without a FRTOL. However, we…

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