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This section of the BGA web site provides practical information for pilots, club officials, instructors, aircraft owners, inspectors and for anybody actively involved in gliding in the UK.
Safe Winch Launching
The BGA Safe Winch Launching initiative can only remain successful if pilots and instructors periodically remind themselves of the issues and the necessary precautions. Please ensure that you are familiar with the guidance at https://members.gliding.co.uk/bga-safety-management/safe-winching/
Soaring success during 2018!
Believe it or not, the thermal soaring season is upon us. A number of clubs offer courses and coaching to all-comers or are open to club expeditions, the Aim Higher team have a busy season planned, and Women Glide have coaching events planned. And if competing presses your buttons, take a look at the competition dates!
Latest News & Notices
Cranfield airfield ATC has advised the BGA that they are no longer permitted ‘for insurance purposes’ to give permission to use the grassed area previously used in the event of a glider landing. They note that airfield is used for UAV operations even when the airfield is closed, that glider…Read More
After nine successful racing days at the 18m and 20m National Championships hosted by The Gliding Centre, Peter Harvey (JS1) is the 18m champion and Garry Coppin (Arcus) is the 20m champion. Well done to all the competitors and crews, and to the competition organisers and staff. The 18m results…Read More
Instructors who teach field landings are reminded of the need to operate legally and using appropriate threat and error management. New guidance on the Conduct of Field Landing Training is available here.Read More
There is an unprecedented amount of restricted airspace in place or planned during July 2018. The details are mostly available here. They include; RIAT at Fairford RAF 100 Flypasts (check NOTAMs for alleviations) Farnborough air show Visit by the President of the United States Any pilot who does not understand…Read More
The BGA, working with gliding clubs and other GA organisations, has provided clear, accurate and compelling feedback throughout the TAG Farnborough ACP consultation process. Our views remain essentially unchanged. The BGA will carefully analyse the CAA decision letter and its implications and in due course will make a detailed statement.Read More