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Junior Nationals and Two-Seat Training Entries Open

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The 2016 Junior Championships will take place at Tibenham from 20th-28th August. Anyone can apply as long as their 26th birthday falls after 2016. As usual, two-seater competition training will run alongside the competition. You can enter the competition even if you do not have your Silver badge yet, but…

Airworthiness Directive - Schempp-Hirth Discus 2 and Ventus 2

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EASA has published AD 2016-0027 in response to experience that, under certain conditions, the overlap between the two airbrake panels can be insufficient and the panels can interlock. The AD requires a one-time inspection, by 3rd April, of the overlap of the affected airbrake panels and, depending on findings, accomplishment of…

2016 National Entry Lists Published

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The entry lists for the 2016 nationals have been published. Entrants should ensure that they make payment before the due dates to avoid late payment charges. There are still places available in each of the Nationals and you may still enter online. If the entry list becomes full you will…

BGA Conference 2016 - update

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The 2016 BGA AGM and Conference programme has been published Check out the BGA AGM and Conference webpage for more details including the list of fantastic exhibitors who are all very keen to show off their products! You may even find a bargain…  

Update - BGA Airspace

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Please note that there is an update on the BGA Airspace webpage titled ‘Transponders’ that describes the current situation re the ongoing non-transponder exceptions above FL100.

2015 Competitions Ratings Updated

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A revised version of the 2015 rating list (effective for 2016 competitions) has been produced. The detailed spreadsheet used to calculate the ratings at has also been updated. The revised list now includes the 20m Multi-Seat Nationals and corrects various other errors.

Farnborough LARS Boundary Change

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The Farnborough LARS boundary has been redrawn near Southend CTR and CTAs, where Southend is in a better position to work traffic. The new layout can be seen in CAA Information Notice 2016/012.

Survey on AIAA, ARA, ATA

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The CAA and MOD are currently reviewing the utility of having AIAA (area of intense aerial activity), ARA (advisory radar area), and ATA (aerial tactics area) marked on maps and charts. To that end, they would like to know what the GA community thinks of the concepts and have asked…

Aim Higher in 2016

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Following popular demand, Aim Higher club coaching lead Kevin Atkinson advises that the planned Aim Higher courses in 2016 are: 2 – 6 May Bicester 9 – 13 May Sutton Bank 23 – 27 May Devon & Somerset 6 – 10 June Husbands Bosworth We are delighted to advise that…

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