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EU and EASA exit webpage update

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As previously reported, the BGA has published a temporary webpage highlighting new information about the UK’s exit fom the EU and EASA as it relates to gliding. The latest update dated 18th January 2021 refers to taking a UK based sailplane into the EU on a temporary basis, and information…

EU and EASA exit update

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As previously reported, the BGA has published a temporary webpage highlighting new information about the UK’s exit fom the EU and EASA as it relates to gliding. The most recent update identifies the requirement for an export CofA document when permanently exporting an aircraft into or out of the UK,…

Gliding certificates and endorsements update

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The BGA Laws and Rules publication ‘BGA Certificate and Endorsements’ has been updated to include: Simplified BGA Introductory Flight Pilot endorsement requirements and course content Simplified BGA Cloud Flying Endorsement course and subsequent requirements Extended BGA Cross-Country Endorsement completion period You can read more here.

CAA update on the LAPL(A) with effect from 1 Jan 2021

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The UK is leaving the EU and EASA at the end of 2020. The UK is retaining existing EU regulation. The CAA has published guidance on the revised status of a UK-issued FCL LAPL(A) with effect from 1 Jan 2021. The main impact for BGA club members is that a…

Responding to the CAA 'GA opportunities' consultation

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As previously reported, the CAA has launched a ‘GA opportunities’ consultation. The BGA has responded to the consultation. In doing so, the BGA has identified the need to ensure that pilot licensing, medical and airworthiness requirements are proportionate and simplified, and that they address the needs of all glider pilots,…

Cautionary advice from the world of road safety

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A member of a BGA club looks after the legal compliance and quality standards for a fleet of over 3000 HGV’s delivering building materials for the country’s largest building materials operator. As a result, he is familiar with the work of the Dept of Transport, the DVSA and the Traffic…

CAA webinar re EASA exit on the1st January 2021

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BGA representatives attended the 26th November CAA webinar re the implications of the planned UK exit from EASA on 1 Jan 21. Various points raised by CAA in the webinar will be incorporated into BGA guidance going forward and will inform ongoing engagement on behalf of gliding.  

Changes to BGA medical requirements

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In recognition of the current difficulty of arranging consultations with GPs and AMEs, two temporary changes have been made to BGA medical requirements. Please note that these two changes affect only pilots flying gliders within the UK and have no effect for any flight for which a CAA or EASA…

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