The BGA provides support to gliding examiners operating at BGA clubs. The BGA examiner system is currently being transitioned to a Part-SFCL compliant system.
BGA examiner qualifications
A Full Rated instructor can assess/test for the BGA Bronze and Cross-Country Endorsements.
A Regional Examiner can assess/test BGA gliding instructors.
BGA examiner guidance and standards
The BGA publication the BGA Examiner Standards details BGA examiner requirements and examining standards; all Regional Examiners or prospective examiners as well as BGA Full Rated instructors who carry out Bronze and Cross Country endorsement tests should be familiar with the detail.
A suitably experienced full rated instructor who would like to become a Regional Examiner can discuss the way forward with their Senior Regional Examiner.
BGA examiner application form
SFCL examiner guidance and standards
Any SFCL sailplane examiner operating at a BGA club must adhere to the required standards. Please refer to the SFCL Flight Examiner Handbook.
Only those holding a Flight Examiner (Sailplanes) certificate can examine for an SFCL qualification. An SFCL FE(S) is authorised to examine as detailed on her/his examiner licensing certificate issued by the CAA. Eg:
SFCL.415.FE applies as in
(a) – which refers in SFCL.415 as SPL skill tests
(b) – which refers in SFCL.415 as Extension of SPL to TMG skill tests
(c) – which refers in SFCL.415 as (i) Assessment of competence for the FI(S) in sailplanes, and (ii) FI(S) in TMGs
Examining regions have been established to provide clubs and their members with co-ordinated support. Each regional team of instructor coaches and examiners is led by a Senior Regional Examiner. The regions and clubs are listed here.
|Instructor Committee Chairman|
|Training Standards Manager|
|Mike Foxemail@example.com||07752 615368|
|Motor Glider Training Standards|
|Paul Whiteheadfirstname.lastname@example.org||07773614857||SRE SLMG|
|Towing Training Standards|
|Aerobatics Training Standards|
|Colin Shortemail@example.com||07740 630590||SRE Aeros|
|North West & North Wales|
|Ged Terry||Ged.Terry@baesystems.com||01642 313708||BGA SRE|
|Bob Pettiferfirstname.lastname@example.org||BGA RE|
|Pete Desmondemail@example.com||BGA RE|
|Mike Foxfirstname.lastname@example.org||BGA RE|
|Simon Adlardemail@example.com||BGA RE|
|Steve Malefirstname.lastname@example.org||BGA RE|
|South West & South Wales|
|Graham Morrisemail@example.com||01454 322606||BGA SRE|
|Tony Parkerfirstname.lastname@example.org||BGA RE|
|Andy Milleremail@example.com||BGA RE|
|Simon Minsonfirstname.lastname@example.org||BGA RE|
|Derek Smithemail@example.com||07941570413||BGA SRE|
|Paul Whiteheadfirstname.lastname@example.org||BGA RE|
|John Maddisonemail@example.com||BGA RE|
|Les Merrittfirstname.lastname@example.org||BGA RE|
|John Sentanceemail@example.com||BGA RE|
|Andy Mason||BGA RE|
|Chris Pricefirstname.lastname@example.org||BGA RE|
|Roy Ferguson-Dallingemail@example.com||07979 568749||BGA RE|
|Patrick Naegelifirstname.lastname@example.org||07836 357394||BGA SRE|
|Colin Wattemail@example.com||BGA RE|
|Gordon MacDonaldfirstname.lastname@example.org||BGA RE|
|Barrie Elliottemail@example.com||BGA RE|
|Tony Moulangfirstname.lastname@example.org||BGA RE|
|Scotland & Borders|
|Kate Byrneemail@example.com||BGA SRE|
|Nick Norman & Robert Tait||(designate)||To be appointed|
|John Garrettfirstname.lastname@example.org||07801 490785||BGA SRE|
|Pete Brownemail@example.com||BGA RE|
|Pete Strattenfirstname.lastname@example.org||BGA RE|
|Dave Bullockemail@example.com||BGA RE|
|Martyn Pikefirstname.lastname@example.org||BGA RE|
|Colin Daveyemail@example.com||BGA RE|
|Daniel Chilcotfirstname.lastname@example.org||BGA RE|
|Richard Crockettemail@example.com||BGA RE|
|Andrew Rochfirstname.lastname@example.org||BGA SRE|
|Dave Munroemail@example.com||07858 103815||BGA RE|
|Martin Dayfirstname.lastname@example.org||BGA RE|
|Paul Ruskinemail@example.com||07768 615278||BGA RE|
CAA examiners can be found through the CAA website.
For guidance on available powered examiners based within gliding, please contact your Senior Regional Examiner or firstname.lastname@example.org