Safety News

Land Ahead If Safe To Do So

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A new safety briefing has been published reinforcing the established advice following a winch launch failure to ‘land ahead if it is safe to do so’. The existence of heavy sink overhead or close to the launch site is an additional hazard associated with turning after a failed winch launch….

FLARM

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We have evidence that some FLARM aerial installations are nowhere near as effective as they could be. This is not a new issue. Have you checked your FLARM coverage using the online tool? The tool is available on the FLARM website or, for LXNAV 9000, 8000, 8080, Flarm mouse, on…

Use of UK Airspace Report

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The CAA has changed its environmental report form FCS1521 so that it can be used also to report refusals of access to airspace.  The form is available here . We understand that the filed reports go into a database and the reporter is issued with a reference number for that…

BGA publication 'Managing Flying Risk'

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‘Managing Flying Risk’ is one of the series of helpful BGA documents within Laws and Rules that specifically aims to provide clubs and all pilots with guidance that will help them to understand, minimise and manage risks associated with gliding operations including with powered gliders and tug aircraft. Following a…

Self-Opening Throttles

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Carburettors on some Rotax and other engines are designed with a return spring biasing the throttle open. A number of incidents and accidents have occurred in the LAA fleet following uncommanded throttle increase. You can imagine the potential result of this at a busy launch point or aircraft parking area!…

New Field Landing Safety Briefing

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A new BGA Safety Briefing on field landings has been published. There are a significant number of field landing accidents each year. Where the accident results from inadvertent stall/spin, the injuries are often life changing. We have worked with various highly experienced pilots to develop the new briefing which covers…

New Electronic Conspicuity Proposals

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The CAA has published new proposals to allow GA airspace users in uncontrolled UK airspace to use low cost, low power electronic devices to aid conspicuity. The proposals, which have been developed by the Conspicuity Working Group, of which the BGA is a member, aim to make it significantly easier…

Airspace Safety Letter

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The chairmen of a number of BGA committees have written an open safety letter to all pilots reminding them of a number of important airspace safety considerations. If you have not received a copy directly, please take a moment to read the letter here.

Update - BGA Airspace

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Please note that there is an update on the BGA Airspace webpage titled ‘Transponders’ that describes the current situation re the ongoing non-transponder exceptions above FL100.

Aerotow Performance

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The BGA has published a new safety briefing highlighting the factors affecting aerotow take-off performance. This incorporates lessons learned from an accident during 2015 which, thanks to prompt spin recovery action by the pilot, resulted in a repairable glider and no injuries, a BGA review of other aerotow incidents and…

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