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One-week Volunteer Instructing Opportunity - Army Gliding Course

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The Army Gliding Association Anglia Gliding Club intends to run a gliding course for soldiers based at Wattisham Flying Station 14-19 August 202 and are looking for volunteer BGA assistant and full rated instructors to assist. The plan/offer is: Deliver basic glider training to up to 8 serving soldiers using…

BGA Continuing Airworthiness and Maintenance Training

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These are the latest courses that are planned in 2022: BGA Inspector Refresher (all online) Friday 14th October 09.30-17.00 Saturday 15th October 09.30-17.00 Friday 21st October 09.30-17.00 Saturday 22nd October 09.30-17.00 Pilot Owner Maintenance Friday 18th November 09.30-17.00 Saturday 19th November 09.30-17.00 ARC 10th December 09.30-1700 Please follow this link…

2023 National Competitions - venues and dates

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Standard/15m/Open Class Nationals, Lasham, 27th May to 4th June 2023 18m/20m Multi Class Nationals, Husbands Bosworth, 8th -16th July 2023 Club Class Nationals, Dunstable, 22nd-30th July 2023 Junior Nationals, Gransden Lodge, 19th to 27th August 2023  

BGA Senior Regional Examiner - East Anglia Region

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After several years of supporting clubs as the BGA Senior Regional Examiner (SRE) in East Anglia, Dave Munro has identified his replacement and stepped down from that specific role. Dave intends to continue to support the region as a Regional Examiner (RE). We’re delighted to report that Andrew Roch has…


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RA(T)’s are a common feature in the summer months, including: Restriction of Flying Regulations for East Kirkby Airshow at East Kirkby Aerodrome, Lincolnshire on 6 August 2022. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M066/2022 at Restriction of Flying Regulations for Old Warden, Bedfordshire on 7 August 2022. Details by…

BGA Motor Glider Instructor Rating (MGIR)

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Following a review, it has been agreed to simplify the BGA Motor Glider Instructor Rating (MGIR) by merging the old Group 1 (GRP) and Group 2 (wood/fabric) into a single TMG group. As a result, instead of three groups there are now two BGA MGIR groups – the TMG Group…

2022 Club Class National Champion!

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Congratulations to the 2022 Club Class national champion, John Roberts! Jake Brattle (Lasham Gliding Society) picked up Silver and James Ewence (Bristol and Gloucestershire Gliding Club) took the Bronze. Thanks to all the pilots, crews and great organisation at Buckminster Gliding Club.

Junior British Gliding Team at the 12th JWGC

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The Junior British Gliding Team is at Tabor in the Czech Republic for the 12th Junior World Gliding Championship! You can follow the team on Facebook britishglidingteam and Instagram @britishglidingteam and scores are available on Soaring Spot. From left to right: Toby Freeland (Club Class), Tom Pavis (Standard Class), Matthew…

BGA Senior Regional Examiner - Scotland and Borders Region

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We are delighted to report that Kate Byrne, an instructor, flight instructor coach and Regional Examiner based at Portmoak, has been appointed as the BGA Senior Regional Examiner in the Scotland and Borders region.      

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