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  • Instructing - having fun and helping others

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    BGA and club instructor coaches work hard to support prospective instructors through their Part 1 and Part 2 instructor training. From one recently qualified instructor – ‘Thank you very much for your support and training towards my Assistant Category rating. I appreciate that a huge amount of your time and…

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  • Gliding aerobatics competition - all welcome!

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    Basic Aerobatics are very accessible in gliding and are not just about loops and wing overs; it’s also about mastering the art of controlled flight and pushing the boundaries of your piloting capabilities. Training for and participating in aerobatic competitions enhances your piloting skills, improves your confidence, and connects you…

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  • New National Gliding Champions!

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    After a week of great gliding weather at the Standard, 15m and Open Nationals hosted by Cotswold GC at Aston Down and organised by Competition Director Matt Page and team, we’re delighted to report that the 2024 champions in all three classes are: Open – Andy Davis (JS1)  15m -…

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  • Gliding frequency reminder

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    We have been advised that disrupted ATC datalink events recorded by Eurocontrol on the 15th June were possibly caused by inappropriate use of the frequency range 136.500 to 136.975. The 15th of June was a non-flying day for many clubs due to poor weather. Pilots are reminded that in addition…

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  • Another WInG endorsed gliding club!

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    We’re pleased to report that Lasham Gliding Society is now BGA WInG endorsed. You can read more about Women and Inclusivity in Gliding here.

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