Badges, Certificates and Ratings

This webpage is designed to provide quick access to information about BGA badges, certificates and ratings.

Background

The BGA Gliding Certificate and Endorsements provide a self-regulated and documented process that demonstrates pilot competency.

The BGA sporting badges, for example Silver, Gold and Diamond, etc as established by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale through the International Gliding Commission, provide self-regulated and documented evidence of gliding achievement.

Information regarding regulated licences, eg SPL etc, is available here.

Fee information is available here.

BGA Gliding Certificate and endorsements

Gliding certificate with solo endorsement 

Requirements are available here.

The application form is available here.

Bronze endorsement

Requirements are available here.

The application form is available here.

Cross-Country endorsement

Requirements are available here.

The application form is available here.

Aerobatic endorsement

Requirements are available here.

The application form is available here.

Cloud flying endorsement

Requirements are available here.

The application form is available here.

Introductory Flight Pilot endorsement

Requirements are available here.

Course information is available here.

The application form is available here.

FAI and BGA Badges and Achievements

Silver, Gold, Diamond, and Diplomas

Requirements are available here.

The application form is available here.

100km diploma

Requirements are available here.

The application form is available here.

Record claims

Records are submitted on IGC forms available here.

Official Observers

Requirements are available here.

The application form is available here.

Competition licence

Competition licence information and application is available here.

BGA Instructors and Examiners

Basic, Assistant and Full Instructor

Requirements are available here.

Course information is available here.

The initial application form is available here.

Basic Instructor Coach and Flight Instructor Coach

Requirements are available here.

The initial application form is available here.

Regional Examiner

Requirements are available here.

The initial application form is available here.

Contact the BGA Office

Contact details are available here.