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Farnborough airport airspace - CAA guidance

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The CAA has published guidance that aims to limit infringements of Farnborough airport’s controlled airspace that comes into force on 27 Feb 2020 and as a result significantly changes the lower airspace structure and anticipated VFR traffic routing in the SE of England. You can view the guidance on the…

Stolen Rotax engines

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Our friends at the LAA report that four Rotax engines were stolen on the night of 11th February from an airfield in Worcestershire. The theft has been reported to the UK Border Force. Please keep a wary eye out for unusual activity on your airfield and take any precautions that…

2020 BGA Conference and AGM Programme

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The 29th Feb 2020 BGA conference and AGM programme has been published. You can view it here. The evening event is filling fast – tickets can be purchased here.  

G-INFO - owners address

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The CAA has recently reminded owners of aircraft on the UK register that they do not have to use their private residential address on the register. The CAA now recommends that the most appropriate address for the distribution of safety related material is used, as the address in the aircraft…

Turning Points Updated

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Tim Newport-Peace has updated the turning point data at http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/turningpoints.htm

2020 BGA Competition Rules

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The advance publication of the 2020 BGA Rules for Rated Competitions is available here. Final publication will be made on 1st March 2020.

Annual Report 2019

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The BGA annual report for 2019 has been published and circulated to clubs ahead of the AGM on 29th February 2020. You can view it here.

Use of tracking data at the WWGC2019

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As is routine during international competitions, at the recently completed 10th FAI Women’s World Gliding Championship a competition tracking system was in use by all competitors. The data including locations and climb-rates of competitors was available to all teams with a 15-minute delay. A local competition rule was in place…

Gliding frequency reference card

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A gliding frequency reference card has been produced by Paul Ruskin, and is available as part of the Airfields and Outlandings distribution available at http://eepurl.com/dEGl3X

UK hosted World Championship in 2021

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As previously reported, the UK is hosting the 2021 Women’s World Gliding Championship at Husbands Bosworth in Leicestershire from 14-28 August 2021. The Gliding Centre are hosting the event, British Team member Liz Sparrow will be the competition director, and Iain Baker of the BGA Competitions Committee is providing expert…

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