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  • RA(T) Silverstone Sunday 14th July 2019

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    On Sunday 14 July 2019, the British Grand Prix will be held at Silverstone circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire and in support of this the Red Arrows will conduct a display before the race commences. A recently published Airspace Coordination Notice describes that under powers of Article 239 of the Air Navigation…

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  • BGA office closure 26th June

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    The BGA office will be closed on Wed 26th June for a staff training day. The office will be open as usual from 8am on the 27th June.

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  • Laws and Rules Webpage

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    The Laws and Rules webpage has been updated to highlight the applicable EASA rules and supporting information. Requirements have not been changed. As previously published, EASA aircraft are subject to EASA airworthiness and maintenance rules and operations rules, with the new ‘sailplane air operations’ rules applicable from 8 July 2019….

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  • BGA Competition Scoring Guide 2019

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    The Competitions Committee has published the 2019 BGA Competition Scoring Guide. You can view the guide here.  

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  • RAF Little Rissington

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    RAF Little Rissington is an active Air Cadet Organisation (ACO) winch launched gliding site. The ACO recognises that gliders flying cross-country do sometimes get low and that an airfield landing is preferable to landing in a field. They have requested that any glider getting close to their gliding operation calls…

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