Instructors 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.

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.

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…

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?…

Instructor Development Week October 2020

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The all-new BGA instructor development week is designed to support both trainee instructors and already qualified instructors. The course runs for a week during which various types of instructor training can be made available over various days. The idea is that people can attend just for the day or days…

BGA Instructor Ratings

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The fast developing COVID19 situation may result in instructors not being able to meet recency and refresher requirements when revalidating their BGA instructor ratings. The BGA will ensure that alternative arrangements for those BGA instructors are in place over the coming weeks and certainly by the time gliding is able…