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  • EASA Safety Information Bulletin re GPS Rollover

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    Safety Information Bulletin 2019-01 regarding GPS Rollover has been published by EASA and may be of interest to GPS users. Read more here.  

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  • BGA Sporting Conference and AGM

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    The 2019 BGA Sporting Conference and AGM is taking place on Saturday 2nd March at The Nottingham Belfry Hotel. We hope you can join us for a great day that has something for everyone. Browse the exhibits, perhaps treat yourself to a new gadget, chill out in comfort, and meet…

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  • 2019 BGA Turning Points

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    Tim Newport Peace has published the 2019 BGA Waypoint List at http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/turningpoints.htm.

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  • FLARM development team to receive BGA safety award

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    Almost all mid-air glider collisions are with another glider, and they mainly happen in the dynamic situations in thermals and around airfields, where other gliders can be hidden from sight behind the glider structure. Mid-air collisions have killed a number of UK glider pilots since 1975. In 2004, three Swiss…

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  • EASA Aeroplane and TMG pilot licencing CAA temporary exemption update

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    The UK CAA has recently published CAA exemption no 1293 re the requirement to hold a Part-FCL Light Aircraft Pilot Licence (LAPL) when acting as pilot in command of a UK registered aeroplane or TMG with an EASA Certificate of Airworthiness or EASA Permit to Fly within the privileges of…

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