Being prepared for flight involves more than carrying out the vital CBSIFTBEC checks or equivalent checklist.
Shortcomings in a pilot preparing their glider for flight can be lethal and are completely avoidable. Preparation for flight includes assembling the aircraft for flight and carrying out a daily inspection, checking for correct weight and balance, threat and error management considerations, and pre-flight checks.
The BGA ‘Managing Flying Risk’ publication aims to provide pilots and clubs with guidance on how to better understand, minimise, and manage the hazards associated with gliding operations, including with powered gliders and tug aircraft. It does not replace any existing law, which should always take precedent.