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  • Sailplane & Gliding - December 2018/January 2019

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    A quick trip to Northern Ireland and back, BEFORE starting a declared 720km task? Read about this epic flight by John Williams, and others taking advantage of great wave conditions in Scotland, in the Dec/Jan issue of S&G. You can also read about the Era 80 variometer, see the annual…

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  • Safe Winch Launching

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    The BGA safe winch launching webpage has been updated. The professionally narrated video ‘how to winch launch safely Part 1’ is an excellent briefing and refresher for pilots of all experience levels. Watch the video here.

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  • Senior Examiner Refresher Seminar

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    The first Senior Examiner (Sailplanes) refresher seminar run by the BGA as delegated by the CAA took place on 17th November. Thanks to Andy Miller for running the seminar and to CAA staff examiner Mark Young for his contribution. The BGA maintains a small team of CAA-approved Senior Examiners in…

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  • LOA TRA(G) - updated to Sep 2020

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    The Letter of Agreement between BGA and RAF(U) Swanick, NATS and BAe Systems regarding VFR flight by gliders above FL195 in TRA’s has been re-published effective Sep 2018 – Sep 2020. Pilots who intend to fly in these TRA’s are expected to fully understand any associated procedures. The LOA is…

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  • Advice to SPL and LAPL(S) holders in the event of EU-exit without membership of EASA

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    As most will know from the media, there is a possibility that EU-Exit (Brexit) might occur without an exit deal or with an incomplete deal. If that happens, there is every possibility that after 29th March, the UK will no longer be part of the EASA system. Depending on how…

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