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Update - EASA licensing and the extended opt out for sailplane pilots

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The CAA has been advised that a European Commission amendment to the Aircrew Regulation to extend the opt-out for sailplane pilots to 2020, which was agreed by the EASA Committee in 2017 and was meant to come in force through the amendment for 8 April 18, will not be published…

CAA exemption - EASA aeroplane pilot medicals

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The CAA has issued an exemption in respect of the requirement for holders of Part-FCL Private Pilot Licences (aeroplanes) and Light Aircraft Pilot Licences (aeroplanes) to hold an EASA Part-MED medical certificate when operating certain EASA aeroplanes. The exemption is subject to conditions, including; The licence must have been issued…

Airspace Fighting Fund

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General Aviation including gliding is facing an unprecedented threat from the growth of restricted, ie controlled, airspace. The system that approves new controlled airspace is broken. We have to work ever closer together within GA to push back against unreasonable demands for airspace, as well as demand that the regulator…

BGA Executive Committee

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Please note that following approval of the membership at the 17 Feb AGM, the new Executive Committee is confirmed as; Andy Perkins – Chairman Bill Brittain Nick Bowers Richard Brickwood Bill Craig Lisa Humphries Dave Latimer George Metcalfe – Vice Chairman Tony Smith

2017 Accident Review

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The 2017 accident review has been published and is essential reading for glider pilots of all experience levels. The document can be viewed here.

2018 Nationals Entry Lists

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The entry lists for the 2018 National Gliding Competitions have now been published

WomenGlide Spring Soaring Weekend at Yorkshire Gliding Club

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WomenGlide are running a Spring Soaring Weekend at the Yorkshire Gliding Club (Sutton Bank) on the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of March. Everyone is welcome (male and female) from ab-initio to international pilot. We will fly if weather permits, and spaces in between will be filled with ground…

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