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  • COVID19 airspace temporary classification changes

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    The significant downturn in commercial aviation has resulted in Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) reducing their manpower and services within controlled airspace. As a result, the classification of some portions of controlled airspace can change (eg from D to G) on a relatively short timeline. For example, on the 21st…

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  • BGA Gliding Competitions 2020 - Situation and Guidance mid-May 2020

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    Background The government restrictions for the control of Covid19 have prevented gliding in any form from taking place between late March and mid May.  This has already had an impact on UK gliding competitions planned for 2020, with some having been postponed to later in the year and some having…

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  • CAA - short term changes to help air traffic control return to service

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    From the CAA (15th May): We are acutely aware of the impact that COVID-19 is having on UK aviation and are committed to supporting all sectors to recover as quickly and as safely as possible. The fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on a fall in demand for…

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  • Europe Air Sports newsletter April 2020

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    The April 2020 Europe Air Sports newsletter is available here.

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  • European Gliding Union Newsletter 1/2020

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    The EGU newsletter 1/2020 is available here. The EGU is a union of national gliding associations and federations representing some 80,000 glider pilots that work together to address regulatory and other issues. The BGA is a long term member of and contributor to the EGU. We look forward to working…

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