CAA licensing simplification consultation feedback

Following its recent consultation, among other detail the CAA has reported to the BGA that 88% of respondents who had a view on UK-SFCL preferred to continue with implementation of UK-SFCL. As a result, the CAA intends to continue the transition to Sailplane Pilot Licences and is working with the DfT on a one-year extension to December 2024 to achieve this. A sailplane expert sub-group will be formed to recommend changes to UK-SFCL to ensure the rules best serve the UK’s needs.

Meanwhile, the BGA is continuing to operate using the BGA Gliding Certificate requirements and syllabus, while directly supporting the transition to SPL as well as SFCL compliant training where required by those who choose to utilise SPL privileges.