Applying for an FRTOL at the same time as applying to convert to an SPL

A large number of glider pilots have recently carried out BGA Flight Radio Telephony Operator Licence (FRTOL) training and many others are currently carrying out the training.

It is possible to apply to CAA for FRTOL privileges at the same time as applying via the BGA to convert to an SPL. It is complicated at the CAA end of the process and so the BGA has developed verified guidance which has been added to our Sailplane Pilot Licence Conversion webpage.

Thanks to Paul Ruskin and Andrew Watson who are leading the initiative to promote relevant and accessible FRTOL training for sailplane pilots.