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Advice on Flying Rated Competitions

Mike Fox gives advice in the BGA briefing for pilots flying in their first rated competition.

TYPE: Date Added: 29/04/2015 Last Modified: 05/01/2016 View Document

Aerobatic Rating Progress Sheet

Date Added: 29/04/2015 View Document

Aerobatic Training Progress Sheet Cover

Date Added: 29/04/2015 View Document

Aerobility

Aerobility is a registered charity founded in 1993 offering disabled people, without exception, the opportunity to fly an aeroplane.

Date Added: 22/05/2015 View Document

Aerotow Performance

Safety Briefing highlighting the factors affecting aerotow take-off performance - for consideration by glider pilots and tug pilots.

Date Added: 07/01/2016 Last Modified: 18/10/2016 View Document

Aerotowing Guidance Notes

Aerotowing good practice guidelines

Date Added: 29/04/2015 Last Modified: 13/11/2016 View Document

Air Traffic Services Outside Controlled Airspace (ATSOCAS) interactive guide

About air traffic services

Date Added: 22/05/2015 View Document

Annex C to IGC Approval for EW Avionics EWFR Models A-D Flight Recorders

Note that this IGC approval has been cancelled. However, the document is referenced in the BGA approval for EW Models...

Date Added: 24/02/2016 Last Modified: 25/02/2016 View Document

BGA 1000km Trophy

Rules and requirements for the BGA 1000km Trophy

Date Added: 28/07/2015 View Document

BGA Advanced Gliding Syllabus

Date Added: 29/04/2015 Last Modified: 18/06/2015 View Document

BGA Advanced Gliding Training Notes

Date Added: 29/04/2015 Last Modified: 20/05/2015 View Document

BGA Basic Instructor Course Information & Record

Everything you need to know about becoming a Basic Instructor

Date Added: 29/04/2015 Last Modified: 15/05/2018 View Document

BGA Examiner Standards

Handbook providing all BGA Sailplane Flight Examiners and Flight Instructor Examiners with a reference as to the content and conduct...

Date Added: 29/04/2015 View Document

BGA Flight Examiner Handbook (EASA version)

BGA Flight Examiner Handbook

Date Added: 29/04/2015 Last Modified: 24/09/2015 View Document

BGA Full Rating Assessment Booklet

For use leading up to and during a BGA Full Rating assessment.

Date Added: 25/07/2016 Last Modified: 25/07/2016 View Document

BGA Gliding Syllabus

Solo, Bronze and Cross Country Endorsements to the Gliding Certificate

Date Added: 29/04/2015 Last Modified: 14/08/2015 View Document

BGA Ground Training Progress Card - Trial Version

BGA Ground Training Progress Card trial version for use by clubs. Please supply feedback on use to the BGA Training...

Date Added: 15/09/2017 Last Modified: 15/09/2017 View Document

BGA Instructor Manual

The latest edition of the BGA Instructor Manual. This is the complete document - individual sections can also be downloaded...

Date Added: 22/05/2015 Last Modified: 08/08/2017 View Document

BGA Instructor Manual - Addenda and Revisions

Date Added: 08/08/2017 View Document

BGA Instructor Manual, section 1-1

Introduction and Giving Your Best as an Instructor

Date Added: 08/08/2017 Last Modified: 08/08/2017 View Document

BGA Instructor Manual, section 1-2

Ground Handling

Date Added: 08/08/2017 View Document

BGA Instructor Manual, section 1-3

How to Read a Logbook

Date Added: 08/08/2017 View Document

BGA Instructor Manual, section 1-4

Checklists

Date Added: 08/08/2017 View Document

BGA Instructor Manual, section 1-5

Lookout

Date Added: 08/08/2017 View Document

BGA Instructor Manual, section 1-6

Airmanship and Threat Management

Date Added: 08/08/2017 View Document

BGA Instructor Manual, section 2-10

Turning

Date Added: 08/08/2017 View Document

BGA Instructor Manual, section 2-11

Airbrakes and Spoilers

Date Added: 08/08/2017 View Document

BGA Instructor Manual, section 2-12

Approach Control

Date Added: 08/08/2017 View Document

BGA Instructor Manual, section 2-13

Landing

Date Added: 08/08/2017 View Document

BGA Instructor Manual, section 2-7

Effects of Controls

Date Added: 08/08/2017 View Document

BGA Instructor Manual, section 2-8

Use of the Trimmer

Date Added: 08/08/2017 View Document

BGA Instructor Manual, section 2-9

The Straight Glide

Date Added: 08/08/2017 View Document

BGA Instructor Manual, section 3-14

Circuit Planning, part 1

Date Added: 08/08/2017 View Document

BGA Instructor Manual, section 3-15

Circuit Planning, part 2

Date Added: 08/08/2017 View Document

BGA Instructor Manual, section 4-16

Wire Launching

Date Added: 08/08/2017 View Document

BGA Instructor Manual, section 4-17

Aerotow Launching

Date Added: 08/08/2017 View Document

BGA Instructor Manual, section 5-18

Stalling

Date Added: 08/08/2017 View Document

BGA Instructor Manual, section 5-19

Spinning and Spiral Dives

Date Added: 08/08/2017 View Document

BGA Instructor Manual, section 6-20

First Solo

Date Added: 08/08/2017 View Document

BGA Instructor Manual, section 6-21

Flaps

Date Added: 08/08/2017 View Document

BGA Instructor Manual, section 6-22

Type Conversion

Date Added: 08/08/2017 View Document

BGA Instructor Manual, section 6-23

Solo Supervision

Date Added: 08/08/2017 View Document

BGA Instructor Manual, section 6-24

Thermalling

Date Added: 08/08/2017 View Document

BGA Instructor Manual, section 7-25

Navigation

Date Added: 08/08/2017 View Document

BGA Instructor Manual, section 7-26

Radio Telephony (RT)

Date Added: 08/08/2017 View Document

BGA Instructor Manual, section 7-27

Meteorology and Instructing

Date Added: 08/08/2017 View Document

BGA Instructor Manual, section 7-28

Aerobatic Training

Date Added: 08/08/2017 View Document

BGA Instructor Manual, section 8-29

Conduct of Trial Lessons

Date Added: 08/08/2017 View Document

BGA Instructor Manual, section 8-30

Instructor Patter Notes

Date Added: 08/08/2017 View Document

BGA Instructor Manual, section 8-31

Rigging, Derigging and Daily Inspection

Date Added: 08/08/2017 View Document

BGA Instructor Manual, section 9-32

The BGA Training Organisation and BGA Instructor Guidance Notes

Date Added: 08/08/2017 View Document

BGA Instructor Year 3 Check Notes

Suggested content of 3 year checks for BGA Assistant and Full rated instructors

Date Added: 29/04/2015 View Document

BGA Instructor Year 5 Refresher Notes

Recommended content of 5 year refresher for BGA Assistant and Full rated instructors

Date Added: 29/04/2015 View Document

BGA Modular FI Training Handbook

BGA Flight Instructor Programme and Record of Training v2.3

Date Added: 29/04/2015 Last Modified: 21/12/2015 View Document

BGA Motor Glider Handbook

Guidance for BGA clubs that have motor gliders (MGs) operating from their sites and for the pilots and owners of...

Date Added: 29/04/2015 Last Modified: 04/05/2018 View Document

BGA Navigation and Airspace Awareness Training Guidance

This document forms the basis of a formal training scheme for navigation training within the BGA syllabus.

TYPE: Date Added: 29/04/2015 Last Modified: 18/08/2016 View Document

BGA Post-Instructor Course Review

Description and syllabus of the BGA Post-Instructor Course Review

Date Added: 29/04/2015 Last Modified: 13/05/2015 View Document

BGA Recommended Sailplane Towing Syllabus

BGA recommended coaching or training syllabus for qualified pilots carrying out aerotowing using aeroplanes or TMGs.

Date Added: 17/06/2016 Last Modified: 07/08/2017 View Document

BGA Regions

List dated July 18

Date Added: 07/03/2018 Last Modified: 31/07/2018 View Document

BGA Training Organisation and Instructor Guidance Notes

This publication is designed to support BGA instructors with appropriate guidance as a helpful companion to the BGA Instructor Manual

Date Added: 29/04/2015 View Document

BGA Waypoint List

The current BGA Waypoint list. Link to external site containing the definitive list of BGA Turning Points (Waypoints) Waypoints are...

Date Added: 16/03/2016 Last Modified: 05/03/2017 View Document

Breaking the Site Barrier

S&G Article on breaking away from local flying

TYPE: Date Added: 29/04/2015 Last Modified: 13/06/2015 View Document

British Aerobatic Association (BAeA)

Link to BAeA web site

Date Added: 22/05/2015 View Document

British Junior Gliding Team Update April - May 17

The first in a series of British Junior Gliding Team Newsletters aiming to provide an insight into preparations to fly...

Date Added: 14/06/2017 Last Modified: 15/05/2018 View Document

Bronze & Beyond

Recommended pre-Bronze endorsement reading. Link to shop.

Date Added: 22/05/2015 View Document

Bronze Theoretical Study Guide

Syllabus for BGA Bronze Endorsement Theoretical Knowledge

Date Added: 29/04/2015 Last Modified: 14/08/2015 View Document

CAA Information Notice 2017/02 Re Specialised Operations

CAA IN 2017/02 describing CAA specialised operations requirements including a description of the scope of activity affected.

Date Added: 12/01/2017 Last Modified: 12/01/2017 View Document

CAP 1434: UK Flight Information Services: Guidance from the CAA

Date Added: 09/03/2017 View Document

CAP 737 - Flightcrew human factors handbook

CAA publication describing providing guidance on crew resource management including situational awareness

Date Added: 01/12/2015 Last Modified: 12/01/2016 View Document

CAP804 - Flight Crew Licensing

The UK requirements for pilot licensing and a guide to the new European Flight Crew Licensing requirements.

Date Added: 22/05/2015 Last Modified: 22/05/2015 View Document

Class D Airspace - R/T Example

Example of a typical radio interchange for a glider wishing to crosss Class D airspace

TYPE: Date Added: 29/04/2015 Last Modified: 13/05/2015 View Document

Conduct of Field Landing Training

Guidance to instructors who conduct field landing training in Motor Gliders.

Date Added: 13/07/2018 View Document

Cross-Country and Airspace Guidance

Laws and Rules Cross Country and Airspace Guidance

Date Added: 29/04/2015 Last Modified: 09/08/2016 View Document

Deaf Pilots UK

A web site for all deaf/hard of hearing people interested in flying.

Date Added: 10/08/2015 View Document

Deregulation of Single Seat Microlight Aeroplanes

Briefing note re re CAA exemption for deregulation of single-seat microlights under 300kg

Date Added: 29/04/2015 View Document

Distress and Diversion Cell cell c/s "London Centre" on 121.5 - see this link for the D & D leaflet

Leaflet about the D&D Cell on 121.5

Date Added: 22/05/2015 View Document

EASA medical requirements

Date Added: 20/03/2016 View Document

Eurofox Towing Evaluation

Report by BGA Chief Tug Pilot

Date Added: 29/04/2015 View Document

Examining Guidance

Laws and Rules Examining and Assessing Pilots and Instructors Guidance

Date Added: 29/04/2015 Last Modified: 10/08/2016 View Document

FAI Distance Calculator

Date Added: 22/05/2015 View Document

FAI Record Standard Preliminary Claim Form

Date Added: 22/05/2015 View Document

FAI Sporting Code Section 3 - Gliding

FAI sporting code section 3 - gliding updated Oct 17

Date Added: 22/05/2015 Last Modified: 07/11/2017 View Document

FI(S) Refresher Seminar Application

Part FCL FI(S) refresher seminar application form - BGA ATO GBR.ATO.0446

Date Added: 02/12/2015 Last Modified: 02/12/2015 View Document

Field Crops - for Glider Pilots

Website describing and showing photographs from the air of 9 different crops and discussing their suitability or otherwise for field...

Date Added: 22/05/2015 Last Modified: 22/05/2015 View Document

Field Landing Tutorial - Chapter 1

Introduction; The process of field selection; Size, slope, surface

Date Added: 22/05/2015 Last Modified: 18/10/2016 View Document

Field Landing Tutorial - Chapter 2

Obstacles on the approach; The effect of wind; The biggest is not always the best!

Date Added: 22/05/2015 Last Modified: 18/10/2016 View Document

Field Landing Tutorial - Chapter 3

Chapter 3 - Slope: identifying and dealing with it...

Date Added: 22/05/2015 Last Modified: 18/10/2016 View Document

Field Landing Tutorial - Chapter 4

Surface, early spring to mid-season; What's growing, can we land on it?; Winter and spring cereal crops; Tram-lines and tractor...

Date Added: 22/05/2015 Last Modified: 18/10/2016 View Document

Field Landing Tutorial - Chapter 5

Grass for silage, hay and pasture.

Date Added: 22/05/2015 Last Modified: 18/10/2016 View Document

Field Landing Tutorial - Chapter 6

Horses, stud farms and gallops; Sheep; Cattle and stock-fences; Identifying fences and avoiding landing across colour changes

Date Added: 22/05/2015 Last Modified: 18/10/2016 View Document

Field Landing Tutorial - Chapter 7

Overhead wires; Spotting the poles; Approaching harvest

Date Added: 22/05/2015 Last Modified: 18/10/2016 View Document

Field Landing Tutorial - Chapter 8

Harvest time, stubble and straw; Random tractor tracks; Land along the direction of cut; After the harvest; Happy landings

Date Added: 22/05/2015 Last Modified: 18/10/2016 View Document

Field Landing Tutorial - Entire Video

Field Landing Tutorial produced by the Ted Lysakowsky Trust

Date Added: 22/05/2015 Last Modified: 18/10/2016 View Document

Flying in French National Parks

FFVV briefing for pilots planning to fly in French national parks

Date Added: 29/04/2015 View Document

Frequency Reference Cards

Frequency reference cards availability December 2013

Date Added: 22/05/2015 Last Modified: 22/05/2015 View Document

Full Instructor Test Record

Everything you need for the Full Rating test

Date Added: 29/04/2015 View Document

Getting to the Core of Clouds

S&G Article - John Coutts offers tips on improving thermalling

TYPE: Date Added: 29/04/2015 Last Modified: 13/06/2015 View Document

Getting Your Soaring Up To Speed

S&G Article- Jay Rebbeck explains why slower can be faster

TYPE: Date Added: 29/04/2015 View Document

GliderFX Glider Aerobatics Display Team

Date Added: 22/05/2015 View Document

Gliding - Theory of Flight

BGA Manual. Recommended reading for all pilots and instructors. Link to shop.

Date Added: 22/05/2015 View Document

Gliding Aerobatics Badge Requirements

Laws and Rules Aerobatics Badge Requirements

Date Added: 29/04/2015 Last Modified: 09/08/2016 View Document

Gliding in France

Information about gliding in France

Date Added: 22/05/2015 Last Modified: 22/05/2015 View Document

Gliding in the Alps - Links

Useful links for pilots considering flying in Sisteron or in the Alps

Date Added: 22/05/2015 Last Modified: 22/05/2015 View Document

Going Further and Faster

S&G Article - Pete Masson offers tips on improving your cross-country speed

TYPE: Date Added: 29/04/2015 Last Modified: 13/06/2015 View Document

Guidance - After a Field Landing

BGA guidance for glider pilots on what to do after a field landing

Date Added: 29/04/2015 View Document

Hon Co of Air Pilots/ BGA Gliding Instructor Bursary Application

Young instructor bursary details and application form

Date Added: 30/07/2015 Last Modified: 15/05/2018 View Document

How To Enjoy Your First Gliding Competition

S&G Article - Andy Davis draws on the team training programme and his own experience for tips to help you

TYPE: Date Added: 29/04/2015 Last Modified: 05/01/2016 View Document

How to Fly Longer Distances

S&G Article - Ian Baker shares 7 success factors

TYPE: Date Added: 29/04/2015 View Document

How to Share a Thermal

S&G Article - Simon Adlard offers advice on keeping station in a thermal

TYPE: Date Added: 29/04/2015 View Document

How to Thermal Better

S&G Article - Jay Rebbeck advises on how to use a thermal

TYPE: Date Added: 29/04/2015 View Document

Human Factors for Glider Pilots - Guidance

Date Added: 28/10/2015 Last Modified: 12/01/2016 View Document

IGC Approved Flight Recorders

Links to FAI web site

Date Added: 22/05/2015 View Document

IGC Document Library

Links to various IGC documents, including Sporting Code Annexes, records, awards, etc

Date Added: 22/05/2015 Last Modified: 22/05/2015 View Document

IGC GNSS Flight Recorder Approval Committee

Lists approved devices (flight recorders and position recorders) and other useful information

Date Added: 22/05/2015 Last Modified: 22/05/2015 View Document

Information for Chief Flying Instructors

This guide aims to address the organisational and flying responsibilities of being a CFI. It also contains ideas on how...

Date Added: 10/06/2015 View Document

Instructional Flights: How to Make the Most of Them

S&G Article - Debb Evans has some tips fpr making the most of your instructional flights

TYPE: Date Added: 29/04/2015 View Document

Instructor reference cards

Date Added: 23/11/2017 View Document

Instructor Requirements

Laws and Rules Instructor Requirements v2.2 inc new BIC and updated FIC requirements

Date Added: 29/04/2015 Last Modified: 18/07/2017 View Document

Instructor Revalidation During the Opt Out from EASA Part FCL

A summary of the transition arrangements for instructor rating revalidation during the period of opt-out from EASA FCL.

Date Added: 11/10/2017 Last Modified: 13/10/2017 View Document

Introductory and passenger flying

Laws and Rules Introductory and Passenger Flying Guidance

Date Added: 29/04/2015 Last Modified: 09/08/2016 View Document

Introductory Flight Pilot - Course Booklet and Record of Training

BGA Introductory Flight Pilot (IFP) endorsement course detail and record of training

Date Added: 29/04/2015 Last Modified: 18/08/2016 View Document

LAA Pilot Refresher

Guidance for those about to spend an hour with an instructor for class rating revalidation purposes

Date Added: 22/05/2015 View Document

Learning to Soar Slopes

S&G Article - Don Puttock offers advice on how to exploit hills

TYPE: Date Added: 29/04/2015 Last Modified: 20/05/2015 View Document

Lessons and Disabilities

Advice for Instructors - Gliding Lessons Involving People with Disabilities

Date Added: 29/04/2015 View Document

Letter (M Fox) to instructors re stall/spin training

Date Added: 29/04/2015 View Document

Making the Most of the South Downs

A presentation that aims to introduce ridge soaring to pilots of all levels

TYPE: Date Added: 29/04/2015 View Document

Managing Flying Risk Guidance

Laws and Rules Managing Flying Risk Guidance

Date Added: 29/04/2015 Last Modified: 31/10/2017 View Document

Managing partial power failure

An Australian ATSB publication re managing partial power loss after takeoff in single-engine aircraft

Date Added: 28/12/2016 View Document

NATS AIS website

Aeronautical information published by NATS

Date Added: 22/05/2015 Last Modified: 23/08/2015 View Document

NCO SPEC sailplane towing generic risk assessment and checklist

Applicable to sailplane towing with EASA aeroplanes and TMG's

Date Added: 10/04/2017 View Document

Passenger to Pilot

'Gliding - Passenger to Pilot'. Recommended pilot theroretical knowledge training manual linked from the BGA shop

Date Added: 21/07/2015 Last Modified: 21/07/2015 View Document

Planning Sheet

A planning sheet to help pilots map out their gliding goals

Date Added: 29/04/2015 View Document

Prepare for Some Fun

S&G Article - Debb Evans offers some tips for a successful early cross-country flight

TYPE: Date Added: 29/04/2015 Last Modified: 13/05/2015 View Document

Preparing for the BGA BI course - notes for coaches and candidates

Date Added: 29/04/2015 View Document

Qualifying to fly self launching gliders

BGA guidance on self-launch training requirements updated in Aug 17

Date Added: 21/10/2015 Last Modified: 16/10/2017 View Document

RASP demystified and other guidance

Date Added: 23/03/2016 Last Modified: 06/04/2016 View Document

Reading the Sky Ahead

S&G Article - Jay Rebbeck advises on how to improve decision making

TYPE: Date Added: 29/04/2015 View Document

Regional Examiner - Role Description

Date Added: 29/04/2015 View Document

Safe Winch Launching Videos with Subtitles

Safe winch launching videos, february 2014

Date Added: 22/05/2015 View Document

Searching the Sky

S&G Article - Jay Rebbeck explains how to pick the racing line

TYPE: Date Added: 10/06/2015 View Document

Senior Regional Examiner Role Description

Date Added: 29/04/2015 View Document

Shortened AMC to Part NCO Annex VII

AMC relevant to Part NCO Annex VII applicable to aeroplanes and TMG

Date Added: 29/07/2016 View Document

Shortened Part NCO

Containing Annex VII as applicable to operation of aeroplanes and TMG's

Date Added: 29/07/2016 View Document

Soaring and airspace - the glider pilots perspective

An education piece about how glider pilots stay airborne.

Date Added: 03/02/2016 Last Modified: 18/10/2016 View Document

Solo Endorsement and Gliding Certificate Application Form

Application for the solo endorsement and gliding certificate

Date Added: 29/04/2015 Last Modified: 23/05/2018 View Document

Sowing the seeds of success - S&G

S&G article describing how coaching pilots can grow success

Date Added: 12/06/2015 View Document

Speed to Fly Calculator

An Excel spreadsheet that will calculate the theoretical speed to fly for any glider under any set of specific situations

TYPE: Date Added: 29/04/2015 View Document

Takeover Control Guidance

BGA safety briefing describing takeover control guidance

Date Added: 13/10/2017 View Document

The BGA Training Organisation

The BGA Flight Training Organisation explained

Date Added: 29/04/2015 Last Modified: 13/05/2015 View Document

The Vintage Glider Club (VGC)

Vintage glider club web site

Date Added: 22/05/2015 View Document

Thermalling secrets of success - S&G article

S&G article describing how to fly cross country more successfully through improved thermalling

Date Added: 12/06/2015 Last Modified: 12/06/2015 View Document

Training News - Issue 1

BGA Training News - June 2014

Date Added: 03/06/2014 Last Modified: 03/02/2017 View Document

Training News - Issue 2

BGA Training News - August 2014

Date Added: 03/08/2014 Last Modified: 03/02/2017 View Document

Training News - Issue 3

BGA Training Organisation News - May 2015

Date Added: 28/05/2015 Last Modified: 03/02/2017 View Document

Training News - Issue 4

BGA Training Organisation News - September 2015

Date Added: 28/09/2015 Last Modified: 03/02/2017 View Document

Training News - Issue 5

BGA Training News - August 2016

Date Added: 30/08/2016 View Document

Training News - Issue 6

BGA Training News - Spring 2017

Date Added: 19/03/2017 View Document

Training News - Issue 7

Date Added: 23/11/2017 View Document

Training Progress Record Card

We suggest printing this training record card using 'Fit Page' and 'Booklet Printing' settings.

Date Added: 29/04/2015 Last Modified: 11/08/2016 View Document

Trigger Points and Feeders

S&G Article - Justin Needham's experience of hang-gliding has led him to devote serious thought to thermal triggers and feeders

TYPE: Date Added: 29/04/2015 View Document

Turning Point Calculator

Date Added: 22/05/2015 View Document

Turning Point Search Tool

Date Added: 22/05/2015 View Document

Turning Poiont Information

Date Added: 22/05/2015 View Document

UK Aeronautical Information Package (UKAIP)

Date Added: 22/05/2015 Last Modified: 22/05/2015 View Document

Use of UL31

Guidance for operators considering use of Unleaded AVGAS UL91

Date Added: 29/04/2015 View Document

Use the Others to Climb

S&G Article - Simon Adlard explains how to exploit company in your thermal

TYPE: Date Added: 29/04/2015 View Document

VFR Chart Publication Dates

Date Added: 22/05/2015 Last Modified: 22/05/2015 View Document

Visual Reference Points (VRPs)

A list of VRPs - not definitive

Date Added: 22/05/2015 View Document

Walking on Air

A charity enabling people with disabilities to glide

Date Added: 22/05/2015 View Document

Worldwide Soaring Turnpoint Exchange

Links to turning point files from around the world

Date Added: 22/05/2015 View Document