Pilot Resources News

BGA online R/T course starts 1st February 2022: register now

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The next BGA Flight Radio Telephony Operator’s Licence (FRTOL) course begins on 1st February 2022. This course provides full training for the licence pilots need in order to use most non-gliding VHF radio channels. If you’d like to participate, please register now (details below). We’re also recruiting experienced radio users…

Instructor webpage updated

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The BGA instructor webpage has been updated to include details of the revised BGA instructor course and information for Flight Instructor Coaches. The instructors webpage is available here. The 2022 BGA facilitated instructor courses will be published as soon as the dates are available.

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…

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?…