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  • Volunteering

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    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,…

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  • Data Protection

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    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,…

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  • Restricted Airspace (Temporary) 2018

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    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…

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  • Congratulations to Gliding's Royal Aero Club Award Recipients

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    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…

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  • Nuclear site exemption

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    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.

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