Requirements & Guidance News

Aviation Strategy 2050

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The UK Government is consulting on its Aviation Strategy 2050, which aims to set out the long term vision for aviation to 2050 . The BGA is engaged with the consultation. You can read more here.

Sailplane Air Operations rules coming soon

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EASA’s new sailplane operations rules were extracted from the original EASA air operations rules (except for the authority requirements, which remain) and have been published in a new, separate regulation only addressing sailplane air operations. The new regulation establishes simpler rules, proportionate to the complexity and risk level of sailplane…

Additional Gliding Radio Channels

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As previously noted, a number of additional 8.33 channels have been allocated for gliding use. The allocations and use have been approved by CAA and Ofcom and apply with immediate effect. All pilots are strongly advised to note the updated gliding channels as published in the BGA publication Managing Flying…

Airspace Change Proposal Links

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To assist those trying to locate CAP1616 airspace change proposal information, we have added a number of ACP quick links to our Representation and Consultation webpage. Read more here.  

Continuing Exemption from EASA Flight Crew Licencing Rules

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As previously published, the EASA Flight Crew Licensing (FCL) rules for sailplane pilots are being reviewed and, as a result, revised and simpler EASA ‘Sailplane FCL’ rules are expected to come into force in April 2021. Some time ago the UK CAA issued temporary exemptions from the requirement for pilots…

EASA Sailplane Rulebook

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The first version of EASA’s new Sailplane Rulebook includes the Sailplane Operations rules (effective from July 2019) and the Certification of Sailplanes (effective now). You can view the Sailplane Rulebook here. The next version should additionally include the new sailplane pilot licensing rules which are currently working their way through…

Brexit No Deal Guidance

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As previously published, the Sport and Recreation Alliance has signposted to UK Govt advice relevant to the sports sector. The Technical Notices are available here. This is uncharted territory and it is not clear how the requirements will be interpreted. For example, owners moving their gliders between the UK and…

EASA Aeroplane and TMG pilot licencing CAA temporary exemption update

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The UK CAA has recently published CAA exemption no 1293 re the requirement to hold a Part-FCL Light Aircraft Pilot Licence (LAPL) when acting as pilot in command of a UK registered aeroplane or TMG with an EASA Certificate of Airworthiness or EASA Permit to Fly within the privileges of…

Managing Flying Risk Updated

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Gliding is an ever-evolving air sport. Glider performance and pilot soaring knowledge and skill is improving all the time, and technology is helping us make the most of the weather. The important basics do not change that much. But they can be easily overlooked or forgotten. ‘Managing Flying Risk’ aims…

Canopy closed and locked...

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The BGA Executive Committee has recently accepted a recommendation from the Instructors Committee to modify the BGA pre-flight check list to move ‘canopy – closed, locked and doesn’t open with applied pressure’ to the end of the checklist. As a result, CBSIFTCBE has changed to CBSIFTBEC. The change follows an…

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