Laws and 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
UK regulations relevant to non-Part 21 aircraft:
UK regulations relevant to Part 21 aircraft (and current applicability):
UK Part M Light (PML). Applicable now.
UK Sailplane Air Operations (SAO). Applicable now.
UK Sailplane Flight Crew Licensing (SFCL). Applicable to pilots of Part 21 sailplanes who choose to utilise SPL privileges.
UK Declared Training Organisation (DTO). Applicable to SFCL training.
UK regulations applicable to all aircraft: