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  • Skyway Code

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    As reported in previous years, the ‘Skyway Code’ is a CAA published guide for pilots that is designed to provide easy, quick access to the key information they need, including: pilot responsibilities, flight planning, airspace rules and regulations, using aerodromes, risks and emergencies, flying outside the UK, and links to…

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  • Inter-Club League Rules

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    The Inter-Club League Rules are now published on the BGA website. You can view the rules here.

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  • 'Gliding Basics'

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    ‘Gliding Basics’ leaflets have been published which aim to support student pilots as they progress towards solo. You can view the leaflets here. Pilots who are studying for the Bronze and Cross-Country endorsements are advised to refer to study material linked to the Bronze theoretical knowledge syllabus – details are…

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  • British Gliding Team Vote Results

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    The World Gliding Championships for Club, Standard and 15m classes are to be held at Châlons-Ecury sur Coole, France in August 2020, and 20m Multi-Seat, 18 Metre and Open Classes are to be held at Stendal-Borstel, Germany in July 2020. The BGA Competitions Committee reports that the results of the…

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  • Exemption re VMC visibility and distance from cloud minima within class D airspace

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    The CAA has published a new  exemption permitting any aircraft being flown within the UK at or below 3,000 feet above mean sea level and within Class D airspace from the requirements of SERA.5001 (VMC visibility and distance from cloud minima). Full details are here.  

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