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British Glider Aerobatics Championship 2017

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Fourteen competitors took part in the British Glider Aerobatics Championship at Saltby last weekend with competition results achieved in the five classes. You can view the competition report and results here.

BGA Ground Training Progress Card

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We have written to club CFI’s and Club Safety Officers noting that a generic BGA Ground Training Progress Card has been developed to help to ensure that pilots are provided with the information and training they need on the airfield in addition to that received during flying training. The document,…

All Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation

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The All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation, promotes the objective – as set out in the Government’s GA Strategy – of making the UK the best country in the world for General Aviation, and to stimulate interest in the sector. You can learn more about the APPG on GA here….

8.33 kHz equipment funding

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As previously reported, the CAA has secured EUR4.3m of EU funding to distribute by way of a 20% rebate against eligible purchases of 8.33 kHz equipment in order to help pilots and owners as the law changes on 1 January 2018. The CAA has recently written to aircraft owners noting…

EASA pilot licensing

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As previously reported, there is a UK exemption published in the CAA’s Official Records Series 4 that describes how under an existing temporary opt-out from the EASA regulation, a pilot can  choose to operate in the UK using national, BGA, or EASA licence privileges. For sailplanes and balloon pilots only,…

BGA Marketing Officer

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The British Gliding Association is looking for the right person to coordinate and develop our marketing activity with a key aim of increasing participation in gliding. This is a flexible, 20 hours per week, home based opportunity. Occasional weekend involvement will be required. Key responsibilities include; Coordinate BGA marketing and…

Team Voting for 2018 World Championships

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The vote for the teams to represent the UK in 35th World Gliding Championship is now underway. All those who are eligible to vote should have received an email with details of voting. Voting closes on Tuesday 19th September 2017 – you must submit a valid vote by then to…

New World Altitude Record Set by Project Perlan

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The pressurised Perlan II sailplane set a new world altitude record when it reached a GPS altitude of 52,172 ft (53,955 ft pressure altitude) yesterday, September 3rd, over the Andes, flying from from El Calafate in Argentina. This beat’s the previous record of 50,721 feet (pressure) set in 2006 by…

Interclub League Finals

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The final of the 2017 Inter-Club League was held at Gransden Lodge on the weekend of 2nd/3rd September. The results were:    The Gliding Centre – 17 points = Essex & Suffolk GC and Wyvern GC – both 13 points More information about the competition is on the Inter-Club League…

BGA Newsletter September 2017

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The September 2017 BGA Newsletter is now available and includes the following; Positive control checks Managing Flying Risk The Skyway Code RT training Leeds Bradford Airport ACP Oxford/Brize Norton ACP Airspace support consultant LOA’s FES battery fires CAA ADS-B survey 8.33 kHz equipage refunds EGU news Glide Britain Resources for…

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