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  • EASA Sailplane Rulebook

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    The first version of EASA’s new Sailplane Rulebook includes the Sailplane Operations rules (effective from July 2019) and the Certification of Sailplanes (effective now). You can view the Sailplane Rulebook here. The next version should additionally include the new sailplane pilot licensing rules which are currently working their way through…

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  • Gliders and SLMGs –Secondary Surveillance Radar Transponders at and above FL 100 up to FL 195 in Designated Areas

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    The CAA continues to exempt the pilot in command of any glider or self-launching motor glider (SLMG) from the requirement to carry and operate Secondary Surveillance Radar (SSR) transponder equipment in designated areas between FL100 and FL195. The updated exemption ends on 15th Jan 2020. You can view the exemption…

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  • BGA Guidance re Overflights of Winch Sites

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    A number of clubs are becoming increasingly concerned about overflights of their winch launch site. We are keen to collect data about this hazard and so request that all overflights of winch launch sites that are of concern are reported to the BGA using the BGA incident and accident report…

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  • Brexit No Deal Guidance

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    As previously published, the Sport and Recreation Alliance has signposted to UK Govt advice relevant to the sports sector. The Technical Notices are available here. This is uncharted territory and it is not clear how the requirements will be interpreted. For example, owners moving their gliders between the UK and…

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  • Electronic Conspicuity Solutions: CAA call for evidence 

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    The CAA has today launched a call for evidence about some of their key proposals for the wider roll out of Electronic Conspicuity in the UK. In doing so, the CAA notes; ‘The widespread adoption of Electronic conspicuity (EC), where everything flying sends out an electronic signal identifying it, will…

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