Juniors News

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…

Royal Aero Club Trust Bursaries for 2020

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The Royal Aero Club Trust has announced the start of the 2020 bursary awards scheme for young persons. Applicants need to be aged between 14 and 21; or can be aged up to 24 in the case of a follow-on bursary. A significant number of young glider pilots receive a…

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.

Royal Aeronautical Society Centennial Fund Scholarships 2018

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Through generous funding from the Royal Aeronautical Society Centennial fund, the BGA are offering 20 scholarships of £300 to young pilots aged 14-21. Applications must be received in the BGA office by the 27th April. the application form can be found here

Junior Gliding Championship 2018

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The 2018 Junior National Gliding Championships & Two-Seat Coaching will be hosted by the Lasham Gliding Society. Entries can be submitted through the competition website here.

RAeS Ann Welch Lecture

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The Royal Aeronautical Society General Aviation Group will be holding their Ann Welch Lecture in London on 25th May entitled ‘UK Junior Gliding – The beginning of the Future’. The presentation, given by Steve Pozerskis will focus on how the BGA has turned a small group of enthusiastic junior pilots…

Gold for Tom at World Junior Champs

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Tom Arscott has won the Gold medal in  the Club Class at the World Junior Gliding Championships which finished today at Narromine in New South Wales with team mate Sam Roddie taking Bronze. Matt Davis and Mike Gatfield finished 10th and 15th respectively in the Standard Class. Going into the…

RAeS Scholarship Winners Announced

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The winners of the Royal Aeronautical Society Centennial Scholarships for 2015 have been announced. Awards have been made to Elliot Archer (RAFGSA Chilterns), Ethan Barber (Yorkshire), William Blackburn (Wolds), Connor Budworth (Welland), Samantha Veck (Lasham), Nathaniel Robinson (Rattlesden), Christopher Barrott (Nene Valley), Charley Taylor (Bicester), Sam Bush (Norfolk), and Nicholas…