Safety News

FLARM and GPS moving map updates

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FLARM uses a rolling release cycle requiring an annual update. Each update can be applied anytime during a rolling one-year period. You can read more here. Aviation charts change every year and as a result GPS navigation airspace files need updating. You can read more here. Latest edition 1/2 mil…

Accident review 2021

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The ‘Accident Review 2021’ document has been published. This helpful safety briefing is aimed at anyone involved in gliding. You can view the document here. Gliding clubs can request hard copies from the BGA office. Our thanks to Hill Aviation Insurance Services and Allianz for their support.  

GASCo Airspace Infringement Avoidance Webinar

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In this hour and a half long webinar which will be a repeat of the webinar held on 1st February 2022, GASCo Regional Safety Officers will provide information on how to avoid having an airspace infringement. It will contain tips and suggestions, quizzes and an example of airspace pre-flight planning…

GA CHIRP February 2022

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CHIRP is the Confidential Human Factors Reporting Programme. The latest GA CHIRP publication is available here.

MARS A.S. ATL-88/90-1B Emergency Parachutes

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The previously reported (28 Jan 22) Airworthiness Directive in respect of MARS A.S. ATL-88/90-1B Emergency Parachutes has been updated and can be viewed here.

Safe Winch Launching

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The BGA Safe Winch Launching initiative will continue to be successful if all glider pilots regardless of experience make use of the published information to increase their knowledge of winch launching – and of what can go wrong. The Safe Winch Launching webpage includes straightforward guidance, links to videos of…

MARS A.S. ATL-88/90-1B Emergency Parachutes

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An EASA AD has been published in respect of MARS A.S. ATL-88/90-1B Emergency Parachutes. The Sailplane Air Operations rules at SAO.GEN.120 (b) require compliance where used in Part-21 sailplanes. Any user of this type of parachute should read and understand the AD. The AD can be accessed here (updated)

Guidance for pilots and owners of SSDR aircraft

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The BGA has published information for SSDR pilots and owners including specific points about flying the Silent 2 Electro. You can view the information in ‘Managing Flying Risk’ here.