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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
WALK into any gliding club and practically everyone you meet will be a volunteer whether it’s the person who welcomes you when you arrive, cuts the grass or teaches you to fly. Like most other sports and recreation activity, gliding would grind to a halt without volunteers. Between 1-7 June,…Read More
The law on data protection changes on 25 May 2018 when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. The BGA is committed to protecting personal data. We hold the personal data supplied to us by individuals that is needed to provide and support member services. Without the data,…Read More
Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – known as RA(T)’s – are notified in advance where possible within the NATS AIS Aeronautical Information Circular Mauve Pages. Here is a link. RA(T)’s are usually established for specific times and dates to protect an airborne activity, eg an air display. Please read the details. Each…Read More
Congratulations to our Royal Aero Club award winners following presentations by HRH Prince Andrew at the RAF Club this week. Great work Kevin Atkinson, Tony Cronshaw, Mark Evans, Don Irving, Steve Longland, Andy Miller, Michael Muir, David Roberts, John Stirk, John Williams, Justin Wills, Derek Wilson, and the 2017 British…Read More
The CAA has issued a temporary exemption re nuclear sites. Any pilot using the exemption must fully understand and accept the related requirements. You can view the exemption here.Read More