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FAA TSO 8.33 Capable Radios

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As reported previously, all radios need to be capable of operating on 8.33 kHz from 2018. Following discussion with the BGA, the CAA has published information notice 2015/098 describing an extension of CAA Equipment Approval LA301075 for handheld 8.33 kHz channel spaced VHF radios for use by operators of EASA…

8.33kHz Radio Equipage Grants

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Subject to final contract, EU funds will be made available to the CAA to help GA pilots and owners move to 8.33 kHz radios (all aircraft registered in the EU that use radios need to be equipped with 8.33 kHz equipment by December 2017). Following discussion with the BGA and…

National PPL Medical Self-Declaration.

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The CAA has confirmed that medical self-declarations for ‘national’ PPLs will begin this summer (exact date has not yet been announced). Pilots interested in making use of the new process are advised to see the updated guidance on the CAA website.

Get Into Aeros

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The British Aerobatics Association is organising a glider aerobatics training weekend at Lasham on 17/18th September which will provide a complete introduction to competition aerobatics for BGA club members aged 26 and under. There will be a series of briefings from experienced aerobatics pilots, two training flights (4000ft aerotows) with…

Women's Training Camp - Places Still Available

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There are still a few places available on the Women’s Training Camp which is being held at Bicester on 13th-21st August. If you’re looking to improve your cross‑country flying and racing skills, come and join in. The training camp runs alongside the Bicester Regionals with post-flight debriefs. Top pilots will…

RT Training at Dunstable

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On Saturday 22nd October, London GC will be hosting a training day at Dunstable to prepare people for the exam for the Flight Radio Telephony Operators Licence. The first half hour will be oriented towards glider pilots using the radio while the remainder of the day will be given over…

Solent Airspace Infringement Trial

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The CAA is running a 10 week trial project, starting 1st August, to try to reduce the risk of infringements in the Southampton Control Zone and the Solent Control Areas. GA pilots are being asked to collaborate in the new initiative (which does not involve any airspace changes). Full details…

Club Management Conference

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The date of the 2016 Club Management Conference has been confirmed as Saturday, 12th November. The venue is new this year – Highgate House in Northamptonshire (just west of Pitsford Resevoir), which is run by the same people who have previously looked after us so well at Woodside.  Bookings will…

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LashamGlide - Update

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UPDATE (20 June). To encourage more entries in an already international field, with the aim of fully stress-testing the organisation ahead of the 2017 European Championships, it has been decided that the 18m competition at LashamGlide (see below) will be handicapped, with handicaps ranging from 105-111.Full details are on the…

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