Pilot Resources News

BGA instructor courses

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BGA Assistant Instructor and Flight Instructor Coach courses as well as FI(S) refresher course dates and bookings are available on the BGA website. You can view the detail here. Please email or call the BGA office with any queries.

Bronze Theoretical knowledge test

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It is important to support continued learning and progression as far as possible through the pandemic, including encouraging student pilots to study for their Bronze theoretical knowledge test. The BGA Bronze endorsement theoretical knowledge test can be arranged online. Interested pilots should get in touch with their club CFI. Read…

Links to online training resources

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Several online resources and links have been brought together to support pilots training and interest and published on a new BGA webpage. Please view the detail here. If any instructor or pilot wants to recommend an online resource, please email Luke(at)gliding.co.uk and include the description and URL. Thanks!

Good practice example pre-solo checklist

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To help instructors at the launch point confirm that key areas of training and administration have been addressed prior to first solo flight, one BGA club has introduced a short checklist that is attached to student pilots logbooks which includes; Solo-standard training completed and recorded? Solo airspace/other local knowledge assessed?…

Towing Transponder Code

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A transponder code (0034) has been approved for use for sailplane towing. Any transponder equipped aircraft conducting towing operations can use it in the course of towing, including descending after the tow, etc. If crossing controlled airspace while towing (eg class D or E), a pilot may be asked to…

BGA Instructor Ratings

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The fast developing COVID19 situation may result in instructors not being able to meet recency and refresher requirements when revalidating their BGA instructor ratings. The BGA will ensure that alternative arrangements for those BGA instructors are in place over the coming weeks and certainly by the time gliding is able…

Important Update - BGA Courses and Seminars

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Due to the fast-developing COVID19 situation, the BGA regrets that with immediate effect, all BGA courses and seminars will be indefinitely postponed. We will aim to deliver as many courses and seminars as possible as soon as the situation changes. We are assessing the possibility of delivering some online training….