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  • UK Junior Nationals underway!

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    The UK Junior Nationals is underway hosted by The Bristol and Gloucester GC and supported by a number of generous sponsors. You can keep up with the tasks and scores via Soaring Spot!

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  • Supervision

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    The BGA has recently reminded clubs about published guidance describing which categories of pilots should be supervised, which includes; Pilots under training At BGA clubs, a pilot is under training until the pilot has qualified for the Cross-Country endorsement. All flights prior to that qualification should be supervised by an…

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  • APPG GA Changes Planning Guidance

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    In a major win for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation (APPG GA), the Government has announced changes to planning guidance meaning that long established airfields will no longer be threatened by the occupants of newly built housing. New guidance will require that all new developments mitigate against airfield…

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  • Another UK Gliding Record!

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    We are delighted to confirm that Ed Downham has set a new national record for the UK Open Class Triangle Distance and Free Triangle Distance by flying an EB28 around an 837.5km task on the 12th May 2019 after taking off from London GC. Congratulations, Ed!

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  • New Standard, 15m and Open Class National Champions for 2019!

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    After a very challenging week of unseasonal weather, the Open, Standard and 15m Nationals have produced three new National Champions! Matt Cook is the 15m class National Champion (this the second 2019 National championship won this year by Matt!), Jeremy Hood is the Standard class National champion, and Andy Davis…

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