Safety News

CAA call for evidence on Electronic Conspicuity

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The BGA encourages the use of electronic conspicuity to assist effective lookout. FLARM equipment is commonly utilised in much of the UK fleet of gliders, powered gliders and tugs. The CAA, which is on the one hand developing a future airspace strategy and on the other is required to safety-regulate…

Help with spotting hang gliders and para gliders

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A paraglider equipment manufacturer is using a paragliding flight instrument which has a built in FLARM transmitter, with the aim of improving safety for gliders and paragliders. The company involved report that its tricky to measure whether the equipment is proving effective in ‘active service’ and have asked if glider…

Restricted Airspace (Temporary)

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A significant number of air displays occur each year, many of which are provided with the protection of a Restricted Area (Temporary), more commonly described as a RA(T). Details of notified RA(T)s are available in the mauve pages within the NATS Aeronautical Information Circulars. NOTAMs provide the latest detail including…

BGA Guidance re Overflights of Winch Sites

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A number of clubs are becoming increasingly concerned about overflights of their winch launch site. We are keen to collect data about this hazard and so request that all overflights of winch launch sites that are of concern are reported to the BGA using the BGA incident and accident report…

New Safety Committee Chairman

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Following earlier approval by the BGA Executive Committee, Tim Freegarde, an experienced gliding instructor and BGA inspector, has taken over the role of BGA Safety Committee chairman. The Safety Committee is one of a small number of specialist sub-committees appointed by and reporting to the Executive Committee in support of…

Emergency Parachutes

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The BGA publication ‘Managing Flying Risk’ notes that parachutes should be maintained and stored in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions. The BGA safety briefing ‘Parachuting after a mid-air collision’ is available here.  The BGA’s Safety and Training YouTube channel includes a bailout presentation by G Dale that is based on his…

Safe Winch Launching

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The BGA safe winch launching webpage has been updated. The professionally narrated video ‘how to winch launch safely Part 1’ is an excellent briefing and refresher for pilots of all experience levels. Watch the video here.

Club Safety Officer seminars

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Dates and venues so far for this winters Club Safety Officer seminars have been published here. Bookings are made via the BGA office.

Bailing Out Information

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The BGA safety briefing ‘Parachuting after a mid-air collision’ is available here.  More recently, the BGA has posted on its Safety and Training YouTube channel a bailout presentation by G Dale that is based on his own experience. The presentation can be viewed here.  

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