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.

Introductory Flight Pilot

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Any suitable qualified glider pilot can deliver introductory flights at their club by qualifying for the Introductory Flight Pilot (IFP) endorsement. CFI’s can carry out the BGA IFP course at their club. Read more here.

Teaching and Learning seminar

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As previously reported, the BGA is running a series of BGA instructor Teaching & Learning (A module) online seminars. Due to popular demand a further seminar has been added starting on the evening of the 16th February 2021. Details and booking are available here.

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!

BGA online training

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‘Teaching & Learning’ Any pilot who is planning to become an instructor needs to attend a BGA Teaching & Learning/A module seminar. This FREE, online T&L seminar covers the theory of how people learn, Threat & Error Management, teaching tips, and several other important topics. It’s also an excellent refresher…

Flight Instructor (Sailplanes) refresher seminars

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Attending a refresher seminar within the past 3 years is one of the Flight Instructor (Sailplanes) recency requirements. If you’ve held an FI(S) certificate for a couple of years and haven’t attended a refresher seminar, or its been a couple of years since a previous refresher seminar, or if you…

Instructor refresher seminars

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Assistant and full rated instructors who have converted to an SPL* include Flight Instructor (Sailplanes) – known as FI(S) – as a privilege on their licence ready for when its needed, ie by October 2021. Meanwhile, all instructors including those with FI(S) privileges on an SPL are operating under the…

Glider pilot training and development

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One of the challenges of learning to fly or progressing as a pilot is the complexity of the various requirements. Establishing a revised, clear and uncomplicated pilot pathway with clubs in 2021 is a part of our ‘fit for the future’ programme. Meanwhile, our pilot training webpage links to the…

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?…

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