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  • HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

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    We are sad to report that our Patron, The Duke of Edinburgh, has passed away. Details will emerge from the Palace in due course.  

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  • Skyguardian Temporary Danger Areas

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    Following a period of engagement with airspace stakeholders, the MoD has submitted a proposal for two TDA’s this summer to protect Skyguardian RPAS operations at Waddington and Lossiemouth. The original TDA designs had a similar footprint to a CTR. The designs submitted to the CAA have a MATZ sized footprint….

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  • TRA(G) exemption renewed

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    The CAA exemption that permits non-transponder access to Temporary Reserved Areas (Gliding) has been renewed. The exemption can be viewed here.

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  • Sailplane Pilot Licence (SPL) Conversion

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    As reported many times previously, pilots of Part 21 sailplanes (formerly described as EASA sailplanes) are required to hold an SPL by 8th December 2021. The SPL conversion webpage has been updated to include several new FAQs and the flexibility in SPL medical requirements introduced by the change in law…

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  • BGA Instructor Requirements updated

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    BGA Instructor Requirements have been updated to include the temporary BGA instructor revalidation/renewal requirements implemented in response to the pandemic and leading into compliance with SFCL from 8th December 2021. You can view the ‘BGA Instructor Requirements’ publication here.

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