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8.33 frequencies from 3 Jan 19

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As previously reported, during 2018 most UK VHF assignments were converted to 8.33 kHz voice channel spacing. From the 3rd January 2019, the CAA will be converting all common sporting assignments in the UK to 8.33 kHz. After the conversion, all assignments will utilise 8.33 kHz channel numbers, changing the…

New contest concept for sailplanes with electric power

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The FAI International Gliding Commission (IGC) reports that success of the FES electric means of propulsion (MoP) has encouraged significant growth in the number of sailplanes equipped with an electric motor and the development of new systems and installations. The ease with which an electric motor can be used has…

Gliding Club moving on

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The Upward Bound Trust gliding club based at Haddenham airfield is ceasing operations this month after 53 years due to long term development plans by the site owners. The club members will be joining the Banbury gliding club at Hinton in the Hedges airfield. The Upward Bound Trust will continue…

Glider Loan

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Are you a young woman without a glider for 2019?  Women Glide UK is delighted to announce that they have a glider available to loan to a worthy Junior for the season.  Read more here.


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Lasham Gliding Society’s application to the High Court for leave to apply for a Judicial Review has been granted by a High Court judge. In October this year, following the CAA’s decision in July to implement a large and unreasonable amount of controlled airspace for Farnborough aerodrome in the busy…

Europe Air Sports Newsletter

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The latest edition of the Europe Air Sports (EAS) Newsletter, containing regulatory news of relevance to sports and recreational aviation, has been published. View the EAS Newsletter here.

CAA airspace design guidance CAP 1616: second edition published

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On 30 November 2018, the CAA published an updated second edition of ‘CAP 1616 airspace design: guidance on the regulatory process for changing airspace design including community engagement requirements’. CAP 1616 describes the different stages of the airspace change process and the activities involved – from the conception of the…

BGA News December 2018

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The BGA News for December 2018 has been published. You can view it here.

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