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BGA Instructor Ratings

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The COVID19 situation has resulted in a situation where the normal process of BGA instructor rating revalidation or renewal is difficult or impossible. A modified risk-based process through which club CFIs can safely and promptly revalidate or renew BGA instructor ratings has been developed, agreed and supplied to all club…

BGA Club Chairmen Meetings

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During a series of online meetings held with BGA club chairmen this week that were facilitated by the BGA Chairman, Andy Perkins, a number of important topics relating to the COVID19 situation were raised and considered including finance, club member engagement, sites, pilot recency, instructor ratings, licences, medicals, annual maintenance…

COVID19 financial support in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

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Information from the BGA Development Committee re COVID19 financial support specifically in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland has been supplied to club chairmen, treasurers and secretaries. All clubs will continue to receive guidance on the Governments financial support initiatives as the detail emerges.

Part M Light

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As previously reported, Part M Light came into force on the 24th March 2020 as part of changes brought about by EASA’s GA Strategy and the move towards proportionate regulation of GA. The BGA has updated the relevant documents published on the members website to reflect the changes, and has…

Instructors and pilots

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Guidance describing a revised process that will enable club CFI’s to safely and efficiently renew BGA instructors ratings which have lapsed this year will be sent to BGA club CFIs and posted on this website later this month. The CAA has published a temporary exemption to assist commercial pilots whose…

Business Support Guidance

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The Governments COVID19 emergency business support information is available here. The BGA Development Committee is developing and will be providing sector-specific guidance to clubs that is further informed by additional guidance from the Sport and Recreation Alliance.

BGA Club Chairmen online meetings

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Club chairmen have been invited to a series of online/phone meetings being held this week with the BGA chairman to share thoughts and issues relating to the COVID19 situation.

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