Club Development News

Suffolk Soaring

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The BGA is pleased to report that the Suffolk Soaring Group, located at Hinderclay Meadows in N Suffolk, has become a BGA associate member. In due course contact and other details will be published on this website.  

Portsmouth Naval Gliding Centre Reopening in March 2020

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We’re delighted to pass on the news that the Portsmouth Naval Gliding Centre (PNGC) has announced plans to operate at weekends from Middle Wallop airfield from March 2020. PNGC, an Armed Forces charity, will continue as  to serve all three armed forces, including its families, Reservists, Cadets, Civil Servants, Contractors…

PNGC Update

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The Portsmouth Naval Gliding Centre (PNGC) has just announced plans to operate at weekends from Middle Wallop airfield from March 2020, by kind permission of the Commandant and the Army Air Corps. This is a very welcome development for this RNGSA gliding club which for decades had operated successfully at…

Funded instructor training

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The Honourable Company of Air Pilots and the BGA are working together to provide funding for a number of young gliding instructor training bursaries. These bursaries are available to help glider pilots under the age of 25 on application to qualify as either a Basic Instructor or Assistant Instructor. Full…

Child Protection Guidance

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The BGA publishes its Child Protection guidance here That guidance has been updated to include new detail on how to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate. The key change from earlier guidance is that following expert advice we have moved away from recommending a single provider and…

APPG GA Changes Planning Guidance

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In a major win for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation (APPG GA), the Government has announced changes to planning guidance meaning that long established airfields will no longer be threatened by the occupants of newly built housing. New guidance will require that all new developments mitigate against airfield…

Planning an open day? New BGA materials to support your club and events

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If you’re planning a club open day please don’t forget the BGA office has a range of publicity materials including stickers and postcards to help you promote your event. Two new leaflets are available now for the start of the season; ‘Gliding…so much more than flying’ has an updated club…

University Gliding Clubs

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There are a number of University Gliding Clubs that operate within BGA member clubs. They are a valued part of the gliding community. Harriet Gamble of Bath UGC has produced a helpful good practice guide for University gliding which can be viewed here.

Gliding Club moving on

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The Upward Bound Trust gliding club based at Haddenham airfield is ceasing operations this month after 53 years due to long term development plans by the site owners. The club members will be joining the Banbury gliding club at Hinton in the Hedges airfield. The Upward Bound Trust will continue…

Club Marketing Resources

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The BGA marketing webpage has been updated and includes resources that are designed to assist gliding clubs with marketing, communications and promotional support to encourage participation and grow club membership. View the marketing webpage here.

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