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Safeguarding update

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Child protection officers have been sent information describing two changes to the BGA template policy document ‘Code of Conduct for Parents/Carers of Young People’ (ie under-18). Others at gliding clubs may wish to update themselves on the changes, which are that a parent/carer of a young person should expect their…

BGA TNS 2-2021

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A BGA Technical News Sheet (TNS) is published periodically using text and photo’s to highlight general and specific airworthiness matters including those reported by inspectors and owners. All inspectors and aircraft owners are encouraged to read the latest TNS. The recently published BGA Technical News Sheet 2-2021 is available here.

S&G - October/November

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Discover how the Grob 109b has been transformed in the Oct/Nov issue of S&G, which also reports on the British Junior Team achieving Gold at the Europeans. Find out why travelling hopefully should never be an option and the role you can play in a sustainable future for our sport….

Airspace Modernisation

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A Government directed Airspace Modernisation Strategy (AMS) aims to redevelop UK airspace over the next twenty years.  This will result in most of the UK’s airports needing to redevelop the controlled airspace they manage. After a period during which most of the UK’s airports have not progressed their expected airspace…

Soaring to Success!

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As a national endeavour supported by the Department for Transport under its ‘Reach for the Sky Programme”, ‘Soaring to Success’ not only inspires, stimulates, and encourages young individuals from all backgrounds to consider a career within aviation and aerospace, but also acts as a catalyst to spark the inspiration and…

Disability gliding awareness

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Gliding is a form of flying that is well-suited to those with disabilities or who have limited mobility.  Several gliding clubs are equipped with modified two-seat gliders. Not everyone involved with pilot training at clubs is familiar with how gliding can adapt to meet individual needs, which can lead to…

Announcing the WGC 2022 British Gliding Team Vote

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The vote to select the Team to represent Britain at the 37th World Gliding Championships at Matkopuszta in Hungary  in 2022 will open on 16th September 2021 and will remain open until 25th September.  This event is for 18m, 20m-multi-seat, and Open classes only. This year, for the first time,…

Funding a sustainable future

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Following the BGA Club Management Conference in 2018, a study was initiated to determine if a major sponsor could be attracted to support the development of the sport of gliding throughout the UK. This has made considerable progress and a full report will be in the September/October S&G. An interim…

E10 unleaded fuel

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From 1st September 2021, the Government has mandated that all regular unleaded petrol will increase ethanol content up to 10%. This change will result in reduced CO2 emissions. While the car industry is prepared for the change to ‘E10’, many powered aircraft that are fuelled by mogas have the potential…

Independent panel to be created to review complaints against CAA decision process

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The Department for Transport (DfT), working in collaboration with the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), has announced its intention to create a new independent panel to strengthen transparency around decision-making and drive forward best practice regulatory processes at the CAA. The panel will sit outside of the CAA and will…

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