Laws & Rules
The BGA is the national governing body of sport gliding. Gliding takes place under a mix of national, European and self regulation. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is the EU aviation regulator. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is the UK aviation safety regulator, in which role it standardises the implementation of EASA rules in the UK.
‘Laws and Rules’ details applicable EASA rules, national regulations, and self-regulation through BGA Operational Regulations and associated requirements.
- BGA Operational Regulations
- Gliding certificate and endorsements
- Managing flying risk – every glider pilot needs this information
- Rules of the Air
- Sailplane Air Operations (SAO)
- Sailplane Flight Crew Licensing (SFCL)
- – guidance for SPL holders
- Sporting badges and diplomas
Pilots and aircraft not subject to EASA rules (as ‘non-EASA aircraft’) must comply with the relevant national rules detailed in the Air Navigation Order.