COVID19 – restrictions, support, exemptions and restarting gliding information
The COVID19 pandemic and resulting restrictions have resulted in the cessation of gliding operations with a significant impact on clubs and individuals. In due course, clubs and pilots will need to consider issues relating to restarting gliding, including the validity of licences and certificates. This webpage aims to collate and link to the relevant published detail as it becomes available.
The BGA is following the Governments COVID19 guidance.
Information for club management
The BGA is regularly engaging directly with club management teams by phone and email with support and guidance on club-related issues including grants and rates. Clubs that require specific guidance should in the first case contact the BGA office by email.
Personal Protective Equipment
Flying and currency
Information for pilots and instructors
Exemptions have been published for holders of NPPL’s, EASA pilot licences and medical certificates. The CAA ORS4 full series of exemptions is available here.
Information for aircraft owners and inspectors
Engines need particular care. We recommend owners follow the manufacturers advice. For example, guidance for Solo and other similar engines is available in the owners maintenance manual. This LAA guidance is particularly helpful regarding tugs and motor glider engines and includes links to Lycoming and other information.
If the information you require is unavailable, please contact the BGA office by email.