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  • Diary date - BGA Sporting Conference and AGM 2 March 2019

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    The BGA Sporting Conference and AGM followed by the BGA annual dinner and awards presentation will take place on 2nd March 2019 at the Nottingham Belfry Hotel. More information is available here.  

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  • 8.33 frequencies from 3 Jan 19

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    As previously reported, during 2018 most UK VHF assignments were converted to 8.33 kHz voice channel spacing. From the 3rd January 2019, the CAA will be converting all common sporting assignments in the UK to 8.33 kHz. After the conversion, all assignments will utilise 8.33 kHz channel numbers, changing the…

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  • New contest concept for sailplanes with electric power

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    The FAI International Gliding Commission (IGC) reports that success of the FES electric means of propulsion (MoP) has encouraged significant growth in the number of sailplanes equipped with an electric motor and the development of new systems and installations. The ease with which an electric motor can be used has…

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  • CAA Publication Notification: BRP-ROTAX GmbH & Co KG Rotax 914 and 915 Engines: Engine Exhaust Valve Replacement

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    The CAA has provided details of a mandatory Airworthiness Directive that affects a number of motor gliders. The Directive appears to have originated from a failure in the Permit to Fly/un-certified version of the engine. Any club that operates a Rotax powered 914 or 915 LAA/BMAA permit tug is strongly…

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  • Gliding Club moving on

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    The Upward Bound Trust gliding club based at Haddenham airfield is ceasing operations this month after 53 years due to long term development plans by the site owners. The club members will be joining the Banbury gliding club at Hinton in the Hedges airfield. The Upward Bound Trust will continue…

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