Club Development News

Funding for Young Instructors - Reminder

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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. Funding for 2016 is available now. We welcome applications from glider pilots under the age of 25 on application who wish to qualify as either a…

Funding proposal 8.33 kHz radio equipage

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A proposal for co-funding of 8.33 kHz radio equipage for the UK GA fleet was submitted to the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) by the CAA GA Unit on February 15th. The BGA supplied the CAA with details of existing radio equipage. Thanks for responding to our survey asking…

Clubhouse Renovation Loans Available

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It has been identified that clubhouse facilities at many gliding clubs are an element that discourages people joining or continuing training at some gliding clubs. We appreciate fully the challenges clubs have in maintaining the fleet and facilities whilst remaining cost-effective for members. To this end the Philip Wills Memorial…

Help with 8.33 kHz

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A shortage of aviation radio frequencies across Europe means that most existing frequencies are being split to reduce the gap between them, allowing the introduction of more frequencies. As a result owners of general aviation aircraft will need to ensure that any radios fitted can transmit and receive on both…

Use of 8.33 kHz handheld radios

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As reported previously, all radios need to be capable of operating on 8.33 kHz from 2018. Following discussion with the BGA, the CAA has published information notice 2015/098 describing an extension of CAA Equipment Approval LA301075 for handheld 8.33 kHz channel spaced VHF radios for use by operators of EASA…

Young instructor bursaries

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Following a successful first round of funding in 2015, the Honourable Company of Air Pilots has generously supplied further funding for young pilots gliding instructor bursaries in 2016. Full details are included on the application form that can be viewed and downloaded here.

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