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  • Strip Sense

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    The CAA has published an updated ‘Strip Sense’ safety leaflet. The information will be of particular interest to pilots operating tugs, self-launch and TMGs from smaller airfields or who get involved with airborne retrieves. You can download the leaflet here.

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  • Changes after EU/EASA exit

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    Following EU and EASA exit in January 2021, the UK is a ‘third country’ that has retained EU regulations including aviation regulations which continue to apply as amended under UK law. Other changes include taxation and border controls. This webpage highlights changes relevant to gliding and is periodically updated as…

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  • Flying with an active carbon monoxide detector

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    The CAA has published a helpful short video describing an occurrence whilst aerotowing that demonstrates the benefit of installing an active carbon monoxide detector. You can view the short video clip here.  

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  • Fund raising for Ukrainian team at the Women's World Gliding Championship 2022

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    Support is crucial for Ukrainian women pilots to be able to take part in the 11th FAI Women’s World Gliding Championship (WWGC2022) taking place in the UK 13-27 August 2022. Two competitors, Olena and Valentyna, aspire to take part in the World Championship. The WWGC2022 organisers have already arranged gliders…

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  • Urgent - ASW15 owners

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    A recent airworthiness directive (AD) applicable to ASW15’s lists serial numbers 15001 to 15183, which were built with wooden root ribs. However, two later serial numbered ASW15’s have been checked in accordance with the AD and in both cases found to have wooden root ribs and subsequently  failed the AD…

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