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Glider Loan

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Are you a young woman without a glider for 2019?  Women Glide UK is delighted to announce that they have a glider available to loan to a worthy Junior for the season.  Read more here.

Senior Examiner Refresher Seminar

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The first Senior Examiner (Sailplanes) refresher seminar run by the BGA as delegated by the CAA took place on 17th November. Thanks to Andy Miller for running the seminar and to CAA staff examiner Mark Young for his contribution. The BGA maintains a small team of CAA-approved Senior Examiners in…

Confirmed new records!

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The UK Open and 20m class 300km, 400km, 500km and 600km triangle speed records are now held by John Williams of the Scottish Gliding Centre, who flew an Antares 20E at 136.82 kph over a 601.8km task from Portmoak on 24th October 2018. The UK Open Class 750km triangle speed…

Launchpoint

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Launchpoint is a registered charity that supports British Gliding. Prior to 2017, Launchpoint was known as the Caroline Trust. Launchpoint aims include providing opportunities to experience gliding, and to facilitate participants at all stages to expand their horizons in the sport. Applications are open to all. Full details are available…

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.

Pilot Licence Conversion Update

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The BGA’s pilot licence conversion webpage has been updated to reflect the recent publication of a CAA temporary exemption that until 8 April 2019 allows pilots of EASA aeroplanes to choose to continue to operate in the UK using their UK PPL or NPPL limited to the privileges of a…

BGA Motor Glider Handbook

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The BGA Motor Glider Handbook has been updated and is available here. The handbook provides good practice guidance for clubs, pilots and owners that operate SLMG, self-launching sailplane, TMG or microlight sailplane aircraft, regardless of which regulatory system applies.  

UK airports, strips, fields and frequencies file

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Paul Ruskin has pulled together a set of cup files of UK Airports and landable strips and fields, together with current radio frequencies which he intends to update roughly monthly. There are three main files: UK Airports <date>.cup UK outlandings <date>.cup UKN Airports and outlandings <date>.cup (a rather sparse set…

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…

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