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Liz Goes Wing-Walking for the Caroline Trust

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Not content with flying in an aircraft, the BGA’s very own Lizzie Pike is taking to the skies later this month strapped onto an aircraft. Liz’s death-defying stunt is to raise funds for the Caroline Trust, a registered charity (of which she is a trustee) that supports young people, especially…

Tissandier for Lemmy

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Lemmy Tanner has been awarded a Tissandier Diploma by the FAI. The Tissandier is awarded to those who have served the cause of general and sporting aviation by their work, initiative, devotion or in other ways. Lemmy is a long time member at Cotswold GC and has been a BGA…

Inter-Club League Final

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Please note that the Inter-club League Final will no longer be held this weekend at Shenington. The event will now be held at Husbands Bosworth during September (dates to be confirmed).

TAG Farnborough Additional Airspace Proposal

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TAG Farnborough Airport previously consulted on its plans to meet its exclusive needs by changing  Class G airspace to Class D.  More recently, TAG Farnborough identified that it wishes to control more lower airspace. This area of lower airspace significantly impacts on GA and in particular gliding, as well as…

Inverness Airport - Airspace Change Proposal Consultation

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Inverness Airport, operated by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL), has previously consulted on a proposal to establish a large area of controlled airspace. The BGA and others responded to that consultation. This has resulted in a revised proposal which is now subject to further consultation. You can view the…

2017 Nationals

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There have been two changes to the dates previously announced for 2017 national championships. The Club Class will now PROVISIONALLY take place at Husbands Bosworth from 17th to 25th June. The date for the 18m Class at Bicester is unchanged but is now also provisional, subject to final confirmation of…

BGA Newsletter

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The August 2016 edition of the BGA Newsletter is now available for download.

Air Navigation Order 2016

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The Air Navigation Order 2016 (ANO) has been published and becomes effective on 25th August 2016. This has been developed following an extended period of consultation, which included input from the BGA. Changes include: Where desirable, text similar to that of the EASA regulation is used in place of the…

FAA TSO 8.33 Capable Radios

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As reported previously, all radios need to be capable of operating on 8.33 kHz from 2018. Following discussion with the BGA, the CAA has published information notice 2015/098 describing an extension of CAA Equipment Approval LA301075 for handheld 8.33 kHz channel spaced VHF radios for use by operators of EASA…

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