Pilot Resources News

Instructors webpage

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The BGA’s Instructors webpage has been updated to include links to Instructor Resources and other useful information. You can view the Instructors webpage here.

British Glider Aerobatics Championship 2017

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Fourteen competitors took part in the British Glider Aerobatics Championship at Saltby last weekend with competition results achieved in the five classes. You can view the competition report and results here.

BGA Ground Training Progress Card

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We have written to club CFI’s and Club Safety Officers noting that a generic BGA Ground Training Progress Card has been developed to help to ensure that pilots are provided with the information and training they need on the airfield in addition to that received during flying training. The document,…

RA(T) Airspace File

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George Knight and Alan Sparrow have modified ASSelect so that it now includes RA(T)s. ASSelect file can be downloaded here. The RA(T)s are currently designated in ASSelect as LoAs but this will be changed in due course. Please remember that this information does not replace daily checking of NOTAM information….

UK SLMG FI Theoretical Knowledge Ground School Course

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An UK SLMG FI theoretical knowledge ground school course has been arranged with On-Track Aviation for the week starting 10th July. There may be spare places available. The course is suitable for experienced gliding instructors with an NPPL SLMG or UK PPL SLMG class rating. There is a fee involved….

Southern Alps Airspace

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As noted on the BGA airspace webpage, many UK glider pilots visit the French Alps. The airspace arrangements can be surprisingly complex, but do ensure the needs of gliding and commercial air transport are safely and reasonably accomodated. As ever, it is vitally important that pilots respect the rules. The…

RT Training

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London GC (Dunstable) will be hosting a day’s training course designed to prepare people for the RT exam on Saturday 28th October from 9am to 6pm. The first half hour will be oriented towards glider pilots using the radio and the remainder of the day will be given over exclusively…

FLARM Updates

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Please check when you last updated your FLARM software. Many owners do not realise that FLARMs now need to be updated with the latest firmware at least once a year on a rolling 365 day basis or the unit will stop functioning. Depending on the type, it may not be…

Deeside GC airspace guide

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Deeside GC has produced a helpful resource for airspace awareness. The intention is to help pilots visualise the airspace construct.  Whilst every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, the guide is not designed to replace officially published information. You can view the Deeside GC airspace guide here.

Glider Operations Above FL100

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The CAA has now published ORS1217 allowing non-transponder equipped gliders and SLMGs to fly above FL100 and up to FL195 in the notified Non-SSR Gliding Areas (NSGA). The new exemption  runs until 31st March 2018. The NSGAs are detailed in the UKAIP ENR5.2 and diagrammatically in ENR 6-3-0-1 (see the…

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