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BGA and Electronic Conspicuity

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The BGA is actively represented on the CAA’s Electronic Conspicuity Working Group (ECWG). The BGA also attended the CAA’s electronic conspicuity roadmap workshop held in April 2017. In early August, the BGA wrote to the CAA reiterating the BGA position on electronic conspicuity, which reflects the original ECWG ‘recommendations’.  In…

UK CAA announce that ADS-B is the preferred national electronic conspicuity solution for GA

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The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has confirmed that ADS-B ‘in/out’ using 1090 MHz is its preferred national system to improve electronic conspicuity for general aviation, ideally used through transponders. The CAA is already working with the GA community and industry to develop an integrated electronic surveillance solution offering both…

Oxford Airport and RAF Brize Norton airspace change proposal

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Oxford airport and RAF Brize Norton are developing a joint airspace change proposal with an expectation of a public consultation during early autumn 2017. More information will follow including details of their draft proposal.

EGC Lasham - Request to All Pilots

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The European Championships will be held at Lasham from 13th to 26th August with official training from 10th to 12th August. Andy Davis, the competition director has asked us to make all pilots in the area aware that 65 competitors will be flying in the three classes with the resulting…

2018 Nationals Dates Announced

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Dates and venues have been confirmed for next year’s national championships. These are: 18m and 20m Multi-Seat Classes, Husbands Bosworth, 7-15th July 2018 Club Class, Dunstable, 4-12th August Open, Standard and 15m Classes, Aston Down, 18-26th August Junior Nationals, Lasham, 18-26th August

August Newsletter Now Available

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The latest edition of the BGA Newsletter is now available. Topics covered in the August edition: Safe Winch Launching Quiz Leeds Bradford ACP RA(T) Airspace File Opportunity – Airspace Support Consultant Airspace Infringement Awareness Courses 8.33 kHz Radio Equipage Claims Glide Britain eServices Club Management Conference 2018 BGA Sporting Conference…

Infringements - CAA airspace safety awareness course

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Pilots who infringe airspace in the UK may now be asked to attend a safety awareness course. The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the General Aviation Safety Council (GASCo) have jointly developed a unique training package targeting infringing pilots. The CAA will recommend, where appropriate, that pilots who have…

Opportunity - airspace support consultant

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The GA Alliance are seeking an Airspace Support Consultant to provide contracted remunerated airspace project support services to GA Alliance member organisations through the GAA airspace team. In particular, the role includes ongoing proactive awareness, research and analysis of strategic and local airspace issues as well as the development with…

RA(T) Airspace File

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George Knight and Alan Sparrow have modified ASSelect so that it now includes RA(T)s. ASSelect file can be downloaded here. The RA(T)s are currently designated in ASSelect as LoAs but this will be changed in due course. Please remember that this information does not replace daily checking of NOTAM information….

Leeds Bradford Airport - Airspace Change Proposal Consultation

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Leeds Bradford Airport is consulting on an airspace change proposal. Details are available here. The consultation closes on Friday 6th October 2017. A regional gliding club/BGA response is being developed and we expect to be able to offer guidance on the key issues by the end of August.  Once that guidance…

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