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Royal Aero Club Trust Bursaries

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Application forms 2022 bursaries are available now. The closing date for 2022 bursary applications is 31st March 2022. Full details are available here.

BGA Competition Rules

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Advance publication of the 2022 BGA rules for rated competitions is now made. Final publication will be made on 1st March. You can view the 2022 BGA Competition Rules here.

BGA FRTOL training - more coaches very welcome

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The next BGA online FRTOL (Flight Radio Telephony Operators’ Licence) course starts shortly, and we’re still recruiting coaches to help students practice their R/T during weekly Zoom sessions. If you hold, and are confident using, any CAA-issued R/T qualification (including a FRTOL) then we’d love to have your help teaching…

Changes to aviation law

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All pilots are reminded that the BGA publishes details of applicable law and BGA requirements and guidance under Laws and Rules. Please note that following EU-exit, the law that applies to aviation rights and obligations is now all UK law and includes the retained EU Regulations, as amended by an…

BGA Trophy Rules Updated

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Following a review of the BGA Trophy Rules and with effect from January 2022, the Frank Foster and Manio Cup trophies (which are awarded for the fastest handicapped 500km and 300km flights respectively) now require the declared task to be completed. You can view the updated BGA Trophy Rules here.

Use of specified non-transponder areas above FL100

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In 2012 the BGA negotiated a number of specified non-transponder areas above FL100. These are detailed as exceptions in the UK AIP under ENR 1.1 and 5.2. Following expiry of a related exemption regarding transponder equipage and use above FL100, the CAA has advised the BGA that no exemption or…

From throttle to thermal! Powered pilot learns to glide...

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‘Flight Deck Wingman’, Lasham Gliding Society and the BGA have collaborated with ‘Plane Old Ben’ to deliver a series of youtube videos tracking the progress of an aeroplane pilot from first glider flight through to solo. These high quality videos are entertaining and instructive. Please share this news item with…

CAA decision introducing change to SERA regarding access to RMZ and TMZ airspace

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Following the UK’s exit from the EU and EASA, EU and EASA regulation has been retained under UK law (see BGA Laws and Rules for details). SERA.6005 contained within the Annex to Regulation (EU) No 923/2012 (as retained and amended in UK domestic law) includes requirements for communications and SSR…

BGA Conference 12th February 2022

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Following careful consideration of the available Government Covid guidance, the Executive Committee has agreed that the BGA conference and awards dinner may take place as planned on Saturday 12th February at the Nottingham Belfry hotel. The safety of all those attending is the highest priority. Everyone who plans to attend…

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