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.

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.