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Teaching and Learning seminar

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As previously reported, the BGA is running a series of BGA instructor Teaching & Learning (A module) online seminars. Due to popular demand a further seminar has been added starting on the evening of the 16th February 2021. Details and booking are available here.

Club Class Nationals - ASW20B and C model

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The BGA Competition Committee have confirmed its own approval that the ASW20B and C models will be eligible to enter the Club Class Nationals for 2021 and beyond using the same IGC handicap as the original ASW20 model. The IGC is also expected to make this amendment to Annex A…

GA Advocate re-appointment

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The Department for Transport has announced that Phil Dunnington has been reappointed for a second term as General Aviation (GA) Advocate, and notes the following; Phil will be continuing the GA Advocate role which entails championing the sector, engaging with industry to understand priorities, issues and opportunities and providing advice…

BGA conference and AGM

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We regret to report that due to the ongoing pandemic, the 2021 BGA annual conference will not take place. We hope everyone understands why that decision has been made. As reported to club chairmen and secretaries during December, the BGA AGM process will take place online on Tuesday evening 2nd…

Bronze Theoretical knowledge test

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It is important to support continued learning and progression as far as possible through the pandemic, including encouraging student pilots to study for their Bronze theoretical knowledge test. The BGA Bronze endorsement theoretical knowledge test can be arranged online. Interested pilots should get in touch with their club CFI. Read…

Links to online training resources

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Several online resources and links have been brought together to support pilots training and interest and published on a new BGA webpage. Please view the detail here. If any instructor or pilot wants to recommend an online resource, please email Luke(at)gliding.co.uk and include the description and URL. Thanks!

S&G February / March 2021

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The February/March edition of S&G, which lands on doorsteps at the end of January, includes more great content for anyone involved or interested in gliding! 500km in a K-13?! The epic adventure is described here! Read about taking advantage of winter flying conditions (when permitted). Don’t miss the essential advice…

Aircraft Maintenance

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As most aircraft owners will be aware, Part M Light rules allow owners to declare their own maintenance programme and carry out pilot-owner maintenance. This proportionate approach to maintenance introduces potential risks (including liability) where the owner does not have the relevant experience. With that in mind, owners without relevant…

BGA online training

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‘Teaching & Learning’ Any pilot who is planning to become an instructor needs to attend a BGA Teaching & Learning/A module seminar. This FREE, online T&L seminar covers the theory of how people learn, Threat & Error Management, teaching tips, and several other important topics. It’s also an excellent refresher…

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