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RAF Brize Norton Airspace Change Proposal

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RAF Brize Norton recently hosted a stakeholder meeting at which its latest and near-final design for a larger area of controlled airspace surrounding the airfield was described in detail (see image). The GA Alliance (GAA) including the BGA was represented at the meeting alongside others from the GA community. The…

Inter-Club League Final Result 2019

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Following the Inter-Club League final hosted by Cambridge Gliding Centre at Gransden Lodge and after careful deliberation, the Eastern/Tibenham team have been declared as the 2019 winners! Congratulations to the winning team, and thanks to all from gliding clubs across the country who put so much into making the ICL…

Skyway Code

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As reported in previous years, the ‘Skyway Code’ is a CAA published guide for pilots that is designed to provide easy, quick access to the key information they need, including: pilot responsibilities, flight planning, airspace rules and regulations, using aerodromes, risks and emergencies, flying outside the UK, and links to…

Inter-Club League Rules

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The Inter-Club League Rules are now published on the BGA website. You can view the rules here.

'Gliding Basics'

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‘Gliding Basics’ leaflets have been published which aim to support student pilots as they progress towards solo. You can view the leaflets here. Pilots who are studying for the Bronze and Cross-Country endorsements are advised to refer to study material linked to the Bronze theoretical knowledge syllabus – details are…

British Gliding Team Vote Results

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The World Gliding Championships for Club, Standard and 15m classes are to be held at Châlons-Ecury sur Coole, France in August 2020, and 20m Multi-Seat, 18 Metre and Open Classes are to be held at Stendal-Borstel, Germany in July 2020. The BGA Competitions Committee reports that the results of the…

EU-Exit / Brexit and Gliding

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We’ve updated our EU-Exit advice for owners and SPL/LAPL(S) holders. The current political climate suggests that it would be unwise to assume anything. The latest government guidance is here. BGA guidance for owners. BGA guidance for SPL/LAPL(S) holders.

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) - Sywell airfield

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The LAA rally will take place at Northampton /Sywell airfield between 29 August and 1 September 2019. A large number of aircraft will arrive and depart each day, many using limited radio transmissions, thereby creating an area of intense aerial activity. The DfT has, therefore, decided that it is necessary…

UK Junior Nationals underway!

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The UK Junior Nationals is underway hosted by The Bristol and Gloucester GC and supported by a number of generous sponsors. You can keep up with the tasks and scores via Soaring Spot!

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