Laws & Rules
This ‘Laws and Rules’ webpage details BGA Operational Regulations, associated requirements and guidance, and the law. The information is provided to assist BGA member clubs and their members.
Gliding takes place under a mix of national, retained-EU and self regulation.
The BGA is the national governing body of sport gliding. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is the UK aviation safety regulator.
BGA Operational Regulations
BGA Requirements and Guidance
The following BGA requirements and guidance support compliance with BGA operational regulations and the law, and describe established good practice.
UK Aviation Law
The following table provides guidance on applicability of UK retained EU regulation (click on image to enlarge):
Sailplane Air Operations (SAO). Retained EU regulation. Applicable to all Part 21 sailplanes and powered sailplanes including TMGS. Note for AMC and GM refer to the EASA easy access sailplane rulebook
Sailplane Flight Crew Licensing (SFCL). Retained EU regulation. Applicable to pilots of Part 21 sailplanes who choose to utilise SPL privileges. Note for AMC and GM refer to the EASA easy access sailplane rulebook
Medical (MED). Retained EU regulation with modification ie Pilot Medical Declaration (SI 2021/10). Applicable to pilots who choose to utilise SPL privileges.
Declared Training Organisation (DTO). Retained EU regulation. Applicable to SFCL training. Note for AMC and GM refer EASA easy access DTO rules