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WomenGlide Spring Soaring Weekend at Yorkshire Gliding Club

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WomenGlide are running a Spring Soaring Weekend at the Yorkshire Gliding Club (Sutton Bank) on the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of March. Everyone is welcome (male and female) from ab-initio to international pilot. We will fly if weather permits, and spaces in between will be filled with ground…

Ted Lys Awards

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A reminder that the closing date for applications for a Ted Lys award is 31 Jan 2018. If you have some really interesting gliding in mind and need some funding support, a Ted Lys award may be just the thing you are looking for! https://members.gliding.co.uk/launchpoint/ted-lys-award-application/

Aim Higher 2018 Update

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A quick update on Aim Higher Plans during 2018 from Kev Atkinson, the BGA Aim Higher lead. Sisteron. The planned Sisteron trip in the spring is very well supported. Weekend courses. There have been no requests for the Feb/Mar weekend courses. If a clubs would like one at their site,…

Transponder Use

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Pilots of powered aircraft are reminded that Standardised European Rules of the Air require that aircraft equipped with a serviceable transponder shall operate the transponder at all times during flight. Aircraft without sufficient electrical power supply are exempt from the requirement. If equipped with a transponder and an electrical charging…

EASA FCL FAQs - Updated

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The BGA’s published FAQs about EASA Flight Crew Licensing (FCL) requirements have been updated to reflect the European Commission decision to extend the opt-out for pilots of EASA sailplanes until 8th April 2020. Pilots of EASA aeroplanes are reminded that they must hold an EASA PPL(A) or LAPL(A) by 8th…

FAI Sporting Code Section 3 - Gliding

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The Oct 2017 Edition of Sporting Code Section 3 is now available on the FAI website. This revised version of the Sporting Code Section 3 has a number of changes from the previous one.

Pilot Licence Conversion

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The BGA pilot licence conversion guidance has been updated to reflect the revised date by which pilots of EASA sailplanes must hold an EASA FCL SPL or LAPL(S), ie 8th April 2020. Pilots of EASA aeroplanes are respectfully reminded of the need to hold an EASA FCL PPL(A) or LAPL(A)…

Guidance for BGA instructors who choose to hold a Part FCL Flight Instructor Certificate

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Gliding instruction at BGA clubs is carried out under BGA requirements and all instructors are required to hold a valid BGA instructor rating. Gliding instructors are reminded that the BGA’s instructor requirements recognise that a valid EASA Flight Instructor (Sailplanes) certificate – known as an FI(S) certificate – is equivalent…

BGA Instructor Manual Online

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The BGA instructor manual is now available online as a single document or in chapters. You can view it here. The online version incorporates all previous and the most recent (July 2017) updates as detailed in the addenda and revisions document. As soon as the supplier produces them, the BGA…

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