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Mike Bird

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We regret to report the very sad news that Mike Bird has passed away. Following a long period of poor health, Mike died peacefully at his home with family present. As a major figure in British Gliding, a record-holder of distance flights, a frequent entrant to both National and regional…

Airspace Change Proposal Links

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To assist those trying to locate CAP1616 airspace change proposal information, we have added a number of ACP quick links to our Representation and Consultation webpage. Read more here.  

Continuing Exemption from EASA Flight Crew Licencing Rules

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As previously published, the EASA Flight Crew Licensing (FCL) rules for sailplane pilots are being reviewed and, as a result, revised and simpler EASA ‘Sailplane FCL’ rules are expected to come into force in April 2021. Some time ago the UK CAA issued temporary exemptions from the requirement for pilots…

..And Another New Record

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We’re delighted to announce that Phil Jeffery from the Cambridge Gliding Centre now holds the National Open Class 100km triangle speed record. The record was achieved during a flight in a Ventus 3 in South Africa on 21 December 2018 during which Phil achieved an average speed of 181.72 kph.

Another new gliding record!

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We’re delighted to announce that Santiago Cervantes from the Scottish Gliding Centre now holds the UK Standard Class and 15m 200km triangle speed records. The records were achieved during a flight in a Discus bt on 4 February 2019 during which Cervantes achieved a speed of 117.23 kph over a…

BGA Executive Committee

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As approved at the BGA AGM held on 2 March 2019, Rebecca Bryan and Pete Bennett have joined the BGA Executive Committee having been previously nominated by BGA full member clubs. You can read more about the BGA Executive Committee here.

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