Instructors News

Funded instructor training

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The Honourable Company of Air Pilots and the BGA are working together to provide funding for a number of young gliding instructor training bursaries. These bursaries are available to help glider pilots under the age of 25 on application to qualify as either a Basic Instructor or Assistant Instructor. Full…

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.

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.

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,…

Mick Davis, Senior Regional Examiner North West

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It is with great sadness that we report that Mick Davis, the SRE North West region, has passed away. Mick has been a member of the BGA’s regional examining team for many years and previously served as an RAFGSA club CFI. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.  …

BGA Instructor Training

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The BGA modular instructor training handbook has been updated and can be viewed here.