This page lists many of the resources that are available for instructors. Please visit the BGA website library for a full list of all documents held that may be of particular interest to instructors – both current and prospective. Scroll down to see all the resources available.
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Threat and Error Management in Gliding
Student Pilot Manual
A superbly illustrated ready reference that is ideal for instructors as well as student pilots. Learn more and buy online here.
BGA Instructor Manual
Instructor reference cards (.pdf)
Right click on the link below, ideally on your mobile device, and save it to be displayed on your favorite .pdf reader, eg tablet or phone. Use the usual pdf viewer to display this very helpful aide memoir which includes many new diagrams by Steve Longland.
Bronze and Cross-Country Endorsements
Field Landing Training
Inexperienced Solo Pilot Briefing Topics
Converting a pilot from powered flying to gliding?
Most aeroplane pilots will be able to handle a glider more or less immediately. There are of course differences that need to be learnt; co-ordination of rudder and aileron to address aileron drag, a circuit and approach with no go around option but excellent airbrakes, and a launch type to master. As well as the all important gliding airmanship/threat and error detail. We recommend this gliding instructors guide to all those involved with converting powered aeroplane pilots to gliding.
Example Pre-flight Briefing (exercise – stalling in a turn)
BGA Patter for the Basic Exercises
Use the link button below for a direct link – you may have to click it, then right click on the resulting page and select ‘Download Link Target’, ‘Save As’, or similar, depending on your browser. Alternatively, you can stream the content right here by using the player below that.Download MP3
SFCL compliant training