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Good practice example pre-solo checklist

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To help instructors at the launch point confirm that key areas of training and administration have been addressed prior to first solo flight, one BGA club has introduced a short checklist that is attached to student pilots logbooks which includes; Solo-standard training completed and recorded? Solo airspace/other local knowledge assessed?…

COVID19 BGA club operations guidance updated

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With the benefit of several months experience and noting recent developments in Government guidance and resources, the BGA publication ‘COVID19 BGA club operations guidance’ has been updated and circulated to clubs. The DfT, which is responsible for the oversight of aviation throughout the UK, continues to direct General Aviation organisations and operators regarding…

BGA Club Management Conference 2020

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The BGA Club Management conference will take place online on Sunday 22nd November, and over the following weeks will be supported by a programme of interactive online seminars and events. The theme of the conference on the 22nd November will be membership retention through pilot development. Club management teams will…

Pooleys raises funds for Walking on Air charity

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Pooleys Flight Equipment has announced that they have raised £3528.29 for the Portmoak based gliding charity, Walking on Air. This year’s donation takes the total raised for this charity to over £20,000 since 2011. Pooleys have raised the funds through their website, pooleys.com, where customers have added a promotional code…

BGA Flight Radio Telephony Operator License (FRTOL) training

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The successful BGA Flight Radio Telephony Operator License (FRTOL – or Radio License) course will be running again in February and March 2021. It is suitable for glider pilots who wish to use the radio whilst flying cross country. The course is primarily aimed at people without a FRTOL. However, we…

Government consultation on reforming the tax treatment of red diesel

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The BGA has responded to the Government consultation on reforming the tax treatment of red diesel that closes on 1 Oct 20. Several clubs are reliant on diesel fuel for ground based activity. Thanks to those who responded to our short survey on this topic. The consultation can be viewed…

The BGA Competitions and Awards Committee Is Recruiting!

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The BGA Competitions and Awards Committee is responsible for promoting all forms of competition gliding and for policy and management of UK competition matters including rules, guidance for organisers, ratings lists, competition bids, nationals entries, British team selection and annual awards. The annual winter round of meetings of the Committee…

Oxford airport and RAF Brize Norton ACPs

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The BGA has worked with the GA Alliance in formally complaining to the CAA about the process that has led to the Oxford airport and RAF Brize Norton airspace change proposals. The correspondence will be published in due course.

Instructor Development Week October 2020

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The all-new BGA instructor development week is designed to support both trainee instructors and already qualified instructors. The course runs for a week during which various types of instructor training can be made available over various days. The idea is that people can attend just for the day or days…

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