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Pilot Resources - Flying and Training

Includes pilot and instructor briefing documents, information to help pilots expand their gliding horizons, general development advice, and information specific to women and juniors as well as resources for power pilots and tug pilots.

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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

Airspace Infringement Prosecution

CAA news re a recent prosecution for illegally entering the London control zone.

Date Added: 29/10/2015 Last Modified: 29/10/2015 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 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 Form 5

BGA Basic Instructor Coach or Flight Instructor Coach application form

Date Added: 16/10/2015 Last Modified: 18/07/2017 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 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 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 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

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: 17/03/2016 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 Form 1 SLMG

CAA Instructor Form 1: SLMG Application SRG1132.

Date Added: 15/01/2016 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: 28/09/2016 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 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