Airworthiness Courses and Seminars

The BGA runs a selection of courses for BGA Inspectors and individuals involved in glider maintenance for their club.


To qualify as a BGA ARC signatory (within the BGA CAMO) you need to have at least 1 years’ experience as a BGA inspector have successfully attended a BGA 1 day ARC/NARC signatory course,  at which point the BGA can sponsor you to the CAA. The CAA occasionally interview candidates to confirm adequate knowledge prior to accepting the ARC signatory, allowing you to issue ARCs within the BGA CAMO.  Your first ARC has to be fully supervised and you need to perform at least 1 ARC every 12 months to maintain legal currency.

Inspector refresher Course & Initial Issue including Human Factors

These are required every 5 years and consist of the latest EASA/BGA/CAA rule changes, changes of BGA procedures, lessons learned from previous experience, practical and compliant ways performing repairs, engineering human factors and a 2 way exchange of knowledge and ideas on how to improve what we do.

BGA Pilot Owner /  Club Maintenance Course

This is a new initiative to support those involved with helping to maintain gliders at their club or to maintain their own glider. It’s an ideal step for anyone planning to be a BGA inspector.

The course aims to give more knowledge (especially with the unavoidable paperwork) and confidence at a practical level whilst building experience performing permitted pilot owner maintenance.

On completion of the course, maintainers will be able to work in compliance with the legal ‘pilot/owners’ maintenance framework and be able to judge themselves if they have the relevant skills to perform all pilot/owner maintenance tasks. Read about pilot/owner maintenance here.

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