News and Notices

RT Training

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London GC (Dunstable) will be hosting a day’s training course designed to prepare people for the RT exam on Saturday 28th October from 9am to 6pm. The first half hour will be oriented towards glider pilots using the radio and the remainder of the day will be given over exclusively…

FLARM Updates

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Please check when you last updated your FLARM software. Many owners do not realise that FLARMs now need to be updated with the latest firmware at least once a year on a rolling 365 day basis or the unit will stop functioning. Depending on the type, it may not be…

8.33 kHz Radio Funding Claims - Round 2 Now Open

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The CAA received over 2000 applications for funding to help cover the costs of equipping aircraft with 8.33 kHz radios during the first application round. These applications will now be assessed and payments made to successful applicants during the summer. A second application round has now opened for aircraft owners…

Learning from Accidents

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Feedback from the recent Club Safety Officer seminars indicated that there was real enthusiasm for ‘I learned about flying’ stories that gave specific examples illustrating the safety advice we already offer. To this end, we have decided to share the lessons highlighted by some of the accident reports that we…

New Airprox Avoidance Campaign

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While incidents involving commercial aviation have been steadily declining over the last decade, those involving GA have increased by over 50 per cent in the same period. In response to this, the Airprox Board has launched a campaign to cut the number of incidents involving GA pilots. This is timely…

Deeside GC airspace guide

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Deeside GC has produced a helpful resource for airspace awareness. The intention is to help pilots visualise the airspace construct.  Whilst every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, the guide is not designed to replace officially published information. You can view the Deeside GC airspace guide here.

Mid Air Collision Avoidance

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RAF Fairford has supplied a Mid Air Collision Avoidance leaflet that provides useful advice on USAF and other flying operations in the south of the UK. You can view the document here. As the 501st Combat Support Wing (USAFE) Flight Safety Manager notes, “Please read this pamphlet carefully and pass…

Scotland - 5th April

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What a day in Scotland! Yesterday (April 5th) saw some amazing flights in Scotland. John Williams took off from Portmoak en route to a remote start at Killin aiming to do a quick 500k before lunch. With plenty of time left and having ‘only’ managed a speed of 134.6kph, he…

BGA Newsletter

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The April 2017 edition of the BGA Newsletter is now available.

Managing Flying Risk

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Following previous consultation with clubs and direction from the Executive Committee, we reviewed BGA recommended practices and other gliding good practice detail that for many years had been published in a variety of documents. The aim was to ensure that the relevant information would be drawn into one place. The…

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