BGA Inspectors

The BGA Airworthiness Exposition details the certifying staff and maintenance requirements that define the BGA Inspector authorisation.

As described in the BGA Airworthiness Exposition, all work, other than ‘Pilot/Owner Maintenance’, carried out on aircraft under the control of the BGA airworthiness system is to be certified by an appropriately authorised BGA Inspector.

BGA inspectors are a highly valued and important part of UK gliding. Their experience and skills are regularly relied on by gliding clubs and private owners. BGA authorised inspectors are required to understand and comply with the applicable airworthiness and maintenance requirements, including the BGA Airworthiness Exposition and the AMP.

UK retained EU regulation requires BGA inspectors to hold a UK Part-66 licence with the correct category to certify Part-21 sailplanes, powered sailplanes, TMGs and aeroplanes. A UK Part 66 licence is valid for 5 years from the date of issue.

This webpage describes the experience requirements to qualify for and maintain a BGA inspector rating and how to qualify for and maintain a Part-66L licence.

BGA Inspector

BGA inspector requirements

BGA inspector PER example

BGA inspector application flowchart

BGA inspector experience assessment

BGA inspector biographical details

BGA inspector rating issue or extension application form

Part-66L  (work in progress)

Part-66L requirements

Part-66L theoretical knowledge testing

Part-66L application process


AC43-13-1B (FAA)

AC43-13-2B (FAA)

BGA airworthiness and maintenance webpages 

CAP393 (CAA)

CAP747 (CAA)

Continuing Airworthiness Regulations (CAA)


Standard repairs to gliders (BGA)