Pilot Resources News

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…

Instructors webpage

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The BGA’s Instructors webpage has been updated to include links to Instructor Resources and other useful information. You can view the Instructors webpage here.

British Glider Aerobatics Championship 2017

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Fourteen competitors took part in the British Glider Aerobatics Championship at Saltby last weekend with competition results achieved in the five classes. You can view the competition report and results here.

BGA Ground Training Progress Card

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We have written to club CFI’s and Club Safety Officers noting that a generic BGA Ground Training Progress Card has been developed to help to ensure that pilots are provided with the information and training they need on the airfield in addition to that received during flying training. The document,…

RA(T) Airspace File

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George Knight and Alan Sparrow have modified ASSelect so that it now includes RA(T)s. ASSelect file can be downloaded here. The RA(T)s are currently designated in ASSelect as LoAs but this will be changed in due course. Please remember that this information does not replace daily checking of NOTAM information….

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