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Club innovation and best practice

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Why re-invent the wheel? Clubs are often willing to share and help each other with ideas and mutual support. The BGA club innovation and best practice award scheme aims to support that process and to bring your ideas to the attention of other clubs that may not otherwise be aware…

Prestigious FAI Award for David Roberts

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David Roberts, a BGA vice president, has been awarded the prestigious FAI Silver Medal for 2018. The award citation notes; David Roberts has dedicated much of the last 20 years to defending the rights of the Air Sports community throughout Europe. He has served terms of office with the European…

Royal Aero Club - Change at the Top

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The newly appointed Royal Aero Club (RAeC) chairman succeeding Patrick Naegeli is David Monks from the Helicopter Club of Great Britain. You can read about the RAeC on their website. Our thanks to BGA Vice-President Patrick Naegeli,  who served as the RAeC Chairman for two full terms totalling six years.

UK Sport Consultation

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UK Sport, the Government quango that distributes public funds to Olympic and Paralympic Sport with the objective of winning medals, is currently consulting on its future funding of elite sport. The public and sport participants are encouraged to respond to the consultation. If you do so, please identify that you…

BGA News August 2018

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The BGA News for August 2018 has been published and can be viewed here.

Sport & Recreation Alliance showcases Glide Britain

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The Sport & Recreation Alliance (S&RA), has recently showcased Glide Britain as a great case study in how to highlight sport among the local community. You can view the S&RA article here. Learn more about the S&RA here.  

Exeter airport - again

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All pilots who fly in the vicinity of Exeter airport are reminded of the need to where possible avoid Exeters ATZ and instrument approaches and always to make contact with Exeter ATC when close to or if likely to fly close to the ATZ or instrument approaches. Exeter airport has…

CAA Airspace Strategy Consultation

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The CAA has published its Airspace Strategy Consultation. The closing date is 10th September 2018. The BGA will be responding to this consultation in partnership with the General Aviation Alliance.  

Great work!

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As previously reported, there have been a number of large RA(T)s in place during July, including for RIAT, the RAF100 flypasts and the POTUS visit. The CAA has noted that there were no infringements by gliders. Great work by clubs and pilots. There were a small number of infringements by…

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