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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….

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…

Skyway Code

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As reported in previous years, the ‘Skyway Code’ is a CAA published guide for pilots that is designed to provide easy, quick access to the key information they need, including: pilot responsibilities, flight planning, airspace rules and regulations, using aerodromes, risks and emergencies, flying outside the UK, and links to…

'Gliding Basics'

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‘Gliding Basics’ leaflets have been published which aim to support student pilots as they progress towards solo. You can view the leaflets here. Pilots who are studying for the Bronze and Cross-Country endorsements are advised to refer to study material linked to the Bronze theoretical knowledge syllabus – details are…

RAF Little Rissington - 120.775

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RAF Little Rissington, located to the north of the Brize Norton zone, is active on weekends with Air Cadet winch launched gliding and otherwise as NOTAMed for military parachuting and transport aircraft operations. An Air Cadet squadron on site flies Grob Acros as part of 2 Flying Training School (2…

2019 BGA Turning Points

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Tim Newport Peace has published the 2019 BGA Waypoint List at http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/turningpoints.htm.

NPPL/PPL(A) Theoretical Knowledge Examinations

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Pilots training for the NPPL/PPL(A) who are members of BGA clubs, who have completed the required ground study, and who are deemed ready to take the CAA’s NPPL/PPL Theoretical Knowledge Examinations can apply to sit the exams at the BGA office. Please note that all sittings will be by appointment…

Conduct of Field Landing Training

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Instructors who teach field landings are reminded of the need to operate legally and using appropriate threat and error management. New guidance on the Conduct of Field Landing Training is available here.

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