Pilot and Instructor News

One-week Volunteer Instructing Opportunity - Army Gliding Course

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The Army Gliding Association Anglia Gliding Club intends to run a gliding course for soldiers based at Wattisham Flying Station 14-19 August 202 and are looking for volunteer BGA assistant and full rated instructors to assist. The plan/offer is: Deliver basic glider training to up to 8 serving soldiers using…

BGA Senior Regional Examiner - East Anglia Region

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After several years of supporting clubs as the BGA Senior Regional Examiner (SRE) in East Anglia, Dave Munro has identified his replacement and stepped down from that specific role. Dave intends to continue to support the region as a Regional Examiner (RE). We’re delighted to report that Andrew Roch has…

BGA Senior Regional Examiner - Scotland and Borders Region

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We are delighted to report that Kate Byrne, an instructor, flight instructor coach and Regional Examiner based at Portmoak, has been appointed as the BGA Senior Regional Examiner in the Scotland and Borders region.      

New BGA Regional Examiner

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The BGA is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Ruskin from Cambridge GC as a BGA Regional Examiner. BGA flight examining details are available here.  

UK Virtual Soaring Club

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At the start of the pandemic, when real flying was impossible – many people went online to get their fix using Condor; and a lot of clubs formed their own groups to race online against each other. Two of the larger groups (Yorkshire GC and Hus Bos) along with some…

Apply now for a Ted Lys Trust award!

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Launchpoint is a registered charity which supports the development of glider pilots. It was established in 2017 and incorporates the activities of Caroline Trust and the Ted Lys Trust, both of which had been established nearly 20 years earlier. Applications for Ted Lys Trust awards are now open. You can…