Laws & Rules
The BGA is the national governing body of sport gliding. Gliding takes place under a mix of national, retained-EU and self regulation. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is the UK aviation safety regulator.
‘Laws and Rules’ details applicable law as well as self-regulation through BGA Operational Regulations and associated requirements.
Please note that ‘EASA aircraft’ are now known as ‘Part 21 aircraft’, and ‘non-EASA aircraft’ are now known as ‘non-Part 21 aircraft’. BGA documents will be updated in due course.
- 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 owners of non-Part 21 aircraft must comply with the relevant national rules detailed in the Air Navigation Order.