2020 Online Learning
The BGA is putting on a series of Webinars over the coming weeks to help keep us in touch with gliding while we are grounded due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. We are hoping to have a mix of interesting talks about some adventurous flying as well as gliding basics.
Below is the current schedule as well as links to recordings of previous sessions.
|Thursday 14 May 2020||20:15||From Glider Pilot to Airline Pilot||Andy Holmes, Jez Hood & Emile Benson||Link|
|Tuesday 05 May 2020||20:00||Wave Soaring & Diamond Height||Chris Gill||YouTube|
|Sunday 03 May 2020||19:00||Wave Flying in Scotland (Part 4)||Sant Cervantes||YouTube|
|Tuesday 28 April 2020||19:00||Flying in the Andes||Phil Sturley||YouTube|
|Sunday 26 April 2020||19:00||Forecasting and Post Flight Analysis||Jake Brattle & Finn Sleigh||YouTube|
|Saturday 25 April 2020||19:00||Wave Flying in Scotland (Part 3)||Sant Cervantes||YouTube|
|Thursday 23 April 2020||18:00||Weather Forecasting for Glider Pilots||Phil Warner||YouTube|
|Sunday 19 April 2020||19:00||Wave Flying in Scotland (Part 2)||Sant Cervantes||YouTube|
|Friday 17 April 2020||20:00||Thermal Centering and Thermalling With Others||Mike Fox||YouTube|
|Sunday 12 April 2020||19:00||Wave Flying in Scotland (Part 1)||Sant Cervantes||YouTube|
|Friday 03 April 2020||19:00||Launching and Getting Away||Mike Fox||YouTube|
|Wednesday 01 April 2020||19:30||Soaring Potential in Wales||Chris Gill||YouTube|
|Sunday 29 March 2020||19:00||Level Up in Lockdown||Jake Brattle & Finn Sleigh||YouTube|
|Friday 27 March 2020||19:30||BGA Chairman's Update||Andy Perkins||YouTube|
In addition to the webinars, the BGA radio telephony course is now online. It is intended for both glider pilots who want to gain an FRTOL (Flight Radio Telephony Operator’s License) and those who already have one but want a refresher.
We’re teaching radio usage from a gliding point of view, rather than from a powered GA point of view – so it will be directly useful for glider pilots who fly cross country.
The course is a set of slides and video presentations which use the example of a flight in a glider to teach the content of a full FRTOL. Whilst it would be entirely possible to learn the material purely by self-study, we plan to run one or more online courses (depending on the numbers interested) using videoconferencing to allow for discussion, questions, practice and coaching. There is no charge.