Pilot and Instructor News
FI(S) refresher seminars during January 2024 are now available for bookings. You can read more and book here.
This seminar is required for the initial issue and the renewal of a FE(S) certificate under SFCL. 13th – 14th December 23 – Online 17th – 18th January 24 – Online View details and book here.
AFE Flight Training News reports that the use of sailplanes in commercial pilot flight training programmes was one the presentations discussed at the 2023 European Airline Training Symposium (EATS) held in Portugal. Read more here.
The BGA Instructor Manual is available to view and download in individual sections. View and download the BGA Instructor Manual here. Please note that the manual will be significantly updated over the next 18 months.
The next BGA Flight Radio Telephony Operator’s Licence (FRTOL) course begins on Tuesday 5th December 2023, providing full training for the licence required to use most non-gliding VHF radio channels. If you’d like to participate, please register now at http://tinyurl.com/frtol We’re also recruiting experienced radio users to coach small groups of FRTOL…
Flight Instructor Coaches (FICs) train BGA instructors. An FIC seminar is a requirement to gain the FIC endorsement. The FIC requirements are detailed in Laws and Rules instructor requirements. There are two FIC seminars currently available: 17th – 18th October over two evenings 7th – 8th November over two evenings…
There is a BGA Part 2 instructor course taking place at Wolds GC from 25th – 30th September 2023. Details are available and a booking can be made here.
The superb BGA Student Pilot Manual has been written to provide student pilots (as well as instructors!) with a handy tool to support their training through to the Bronze & Cross-country Endorsements or SPL that includes explanations of all the flying exercises and associated theoretical knowledge supported by excellent illustrations….
Are you a woman interested in becoming a gliding instructor? To support instructor diversity, Women Gliding with the support of the Launchpoint charity and the BGA are organising an instructor course later in 2023. This course might be made for you! The application process is uncomplicated. And Launchpoint funding is…
SFCL FI(S) rolling recency requirements include ‘within the last three years, refresher training at a DTO…’ The training is delivered via a seminar. There is a BGA DTO FI(S) refresher seminar available starting on 21st March 2023. You can view details and book here.