Safety News

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.

Winter Flying safety sense leaflet

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The CAA has published a Winter Flying safety sense leaflet and info-video. The information will be primarily of interest to TMG and tug pilots. You can view the Winter Flying safety sense leaflet here. The video is available here.

Club Safety Officer Seminar

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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. The next CSO seminar will be held at Cambridge Gliding Centre on Sunday 16th January 2022 and can be booked here .

CHIRP aviation feedback

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The Confidential Human-Factors Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP) produces an aviation feedback publication. You can view the November 2021 CHIRP Aviation Feedback here.

VFR Moving Map Devices

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The CAA has published a new Safety Sense leaflet titled ‘VFR Moving Map Devices’, which sets out the minimum levels of proficiency pilots should have when using a moving map as well as covering the benefits and common issues. You can view the ‘VFR Moving Map Devices’ publication here.

Carbon monoxide detection

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Carbon monoxide (CO) is odourless and tasteless. It is produced by incomplete combustion of fuel and when breathed it enters the bloodstream and mixes with haemoglobin (the part of red blood cells that carry oxygen around your body) to form carboxyhaemoglobin. When this happens, the blood loses its ability to…

Safe Ridge Soaring

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With lots of minds turning to winter ridge flying, the Southdown gliding club has highlighted two of their previously recorded safe ridge flying webinars. The first video is aimed at the challenges faced whilst soaring the local ridge and is helpful for those who have done very little ridge soaring…

Supervision

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Effective supervision undoubtedly makes a positive contribution to a club’s safety performance and to the capability and competence of its pilots. All gliding clubs, CFIs and instructors are reminded of the published BGA guidance on flying supervision. You can read the guidance here.    

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…

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