Safety News

Club Safety Officer Seminars

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The BGA Safety Committee runs one-day seminars to draw upon club and BGA experience to enhance the Club Safety Officer contribution to safety in club flying operations. Two planned CSO seminars now available for bookings are: Sunday September 19th at Lasham GS Sunday September 26th at Borders GC One or…

Electronic Conspicuity equipage rebate scheme

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The Department for Transport (DfT) has made available additional funding to encourage the adoption of Electronic Conspicuity (EC) within the UK’s General Aviation (GA) and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) communities. The CAA is distributing these funds via a rebate scheme. The scheme will remain open to applications until 31 March…

The Seven Ages of a Pilot

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Family and friends recently held a memorial celebration at Black Mountains gliding club of the life of the late Dr Peter Saundby, including a day of flying and an evening of reflection and socialising. It was observed that Peter would have been delighted to have seen that all recreational pilots…

CAA Safety notice - fuel drains

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The CAA has published a safety notice to raise awareness of the risk of engine power loss caused bylockable gascolator fuel drain valves being inadvertently left latched open on general aviation aircraft. You can view the safety notice here.

Review of UK General Aviation Safety

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The CAA has published the report following a government sponsored independent review of general aviation safety in the UK. You can view the report here.