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BGA Club Management Conference 2019

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The BGA Club Management Conference will take place on Sunday November 17th, 2019 9am – 5:30 pm at the de Vere Staverton Estate, Daventry. Please see details and book here.

Royal Aero Club Trust Bursaries for 2020

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The Royal Aero Club Trust has announced the start of the 2020 bursary awards scheme for young persons. Applicants need to be aged between 14 and 21; or can be aged up to 24 in the case of a follow-on bursary. A significant number of young glider pilots receive a…

New CAA Group Director of Safety and Airspace Regulation

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The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is has confirmed the appointment of Rob Bishton as its new Group Director of Safety and Airspace Regulation. This follows a global recruitment process, including both internal and external candidates. Rob has been at the CAA since 2014, where he is currently Head of…

Leaving a gift in your legacy

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By deciding to remember us in your will, you’ll help our charity ‘Launchpoint’ to do its work and you’ll be a part of the future of gliding. You can download our guide to leaving a gift in your legacy here.

Farnborough Airport Sold

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It has been announced publicly today that Farnborough Airport has been sold to MacQuarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA).  MIRA owns a majority percentage of AGS, a group that owns a number of airports including Southampton Airport. The sale follows very closely behind the CAA’s controversial decision to grant large…

Use of Radio and FRTOL Training

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On Saturday 16th November 2019 9.30am-6pm, London GC (Dunstable) will be hosting a day’s training course designed to prepare people for the Flight Radio Telephony Operator Licence (FRTOL) exam. The first half hour will be oriented towards glider pilots using the radio. The remainder of the day will be given…

Aerotowing Safely

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After many years of not re-appearing in the statistics as a significant issue, tug upsets have re-emerged as a serious concern. The rate of tug upset incidents over the past few years indicates that a tug upset accident is more likely now than has been the case for a long…

British Gliding Team - WGC 2020

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We are delighted to announce that the British Gliding Team vote has resulted in the following plan for the 2020 World Gliding Championships; Open, 18m and 20m classes at Stendal-Borstel Germany, 19th -31st July 2020 Open class – Pete Harvey and Tim Jenkinson18m class – Andy Davis and Russell Cheetham…

Child Protection Guidance

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The BGA publishes its Child Protection guidance here That guidance has been updated to include new detail on how to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate. The key change from earlier guidance is that following expert advice we have moved away from recommending a single provider and…

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