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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!

Supervision

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The BGA has recently reminded clubs about published guidance describing which categories of pilots should be supervised, which includes; Pilots under training At BGA clubs, a pilot is under training until the pilot has qualified for the Cross-Country endorsement. All flights prior to that qualification should be supervised by an…

APPG GA Changes Planning Guidance

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In a major win for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation (APPG GA), the Government has announced changes to planning guidance meaning that long established airfields will no longer be threatened by the occupants of newly built housing. New guidance will require that all new developments mitigate against airfield…

Another UK Gliding Record!

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We are delighted to confirm that Ed Downham has set a new national record for the UK Open Class Triangle Distance and Free Triangle Distance by flying an EB28 around an 837.5km task on the 12th May 2019 after taking off from London GC. Congratulations, Ed!

New Standard, 15m and Open Class National Champions for 2019!

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After a very challenging week of unseasonal weather, the Open, Standard and 15m Nationals have produced three new National Champions! Matt Cook is the 15m class National Champion (this the second 2019 National championship won this year by Matt!), Jeremy Hood is the Standard class National champion, and Andy Davis…

Gold and Silver at the Junior World Gliding Championships!

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After eleven races at the Junior World Gliding Championships in Hungary, British Gliding Team’s Jake Brattle has become the new World Champion in the club class with teammate Finn Sleigh taking Silver! You can read our press release here.     

Judgement on Farnborough Airspace Judicial Review

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The following statement has been supplied by Lasham Gliding Society; “Mrs. Justice Thornton has delivered her judgement on the CAA’s grant of airspace to TAG Farnborough following the Judicial Review actioned by Lasham Gliding Society. In summary, Mrs. Justice Thornton did not find sufficient grounds to overturn the CAA’s airspace…

2019 18m and 20m National Champions!

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We have two new National champions! Many congratulations to the 2019 UK National champions in the 18m Class, Kim Tipple flying an ASG29, and in the 20m Class, Matt Cook flying a Duo Discus T. The competition was held at The Gliding Centre during July. Many thanks to all competitors,…

Gold and Silver at the European Championships!

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We’re delighted to announce that after two weeks of hard flying, British Gliding Teams Tom Arscott’s consistent flying in the European Gliding Championship has resulted in a resounding win and Gold medal in the Club Class! Team mate G Dale also flew brilliantly to take the Silver medal. Great work…

NATO Flypast and RIAT temporary airspace restrictions

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AIC M 095/2019 (19&20 Jul) describes restricted airspace relating to a NATO celebration flypast that should be read in conjunction with AIC M 064/2019 (19-22 Jul), which describes the restricted airspace associated with RIAT at Fairford. The Mauve (temporary restricted airspace) AICs can be viewed here. As ever, please check…

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