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BGA June 2015 Newsletter

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The latest edition of the BGA Newsletter has been published and is available for download.

RAeC Trust Bursary Recipients Announced

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The Royal Aero Club Trust has also announced the recipients of its bursaries for 2015. 17 of the 44 bursaries awarded were for glider pilots, including the Peter Cruddas Foundation Scholarship to Peter Vile (Devon & Somerset GC) to help him in his instructor training. Assistance was provided to two…

Nationals Places Still Available

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Although the deadline for entries has now passed, spaces are still available for some of the national championships, including the Open and 20m Multi-Seat Championships at Gransden Lodge and the 18m Nationals at Lasham. You can enter online. Remember, if you do not already have a current FAI Competition Licence,…

An Open Letter Concerning Airspace

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The Chairmen of the BGA Safety, Airspace and Competitions Committees have written an open letter to all pilots concerning the need to avoid controlled airspace, including ATZs, and to exercise good airmanship, including communicating with controllers when operating around regional airports, even when in class G airspace. If you’ve not…

Women Go Gliding Days

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The WomenGlide UK group hopes to organise a series of Women Go Gliding days around the UK with the objective of encouraging more women to take up the sport. The first event this year will be at Lasham on 27/28 June and will cater for experienced, new, lapsed and trial…

Europe Air Sports Newsletter

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The May edition of the EAS newsletter has been published. As always, it offers a useful perspective on the latest European regulatory news.

Medical Requirements Consultation

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The CAA has opened a consultation regarding the simplification of medical licensing for recreational pilots. The BGA was represented on the CAA working group and the proposals essentially reflect what the BGA introduced some fifty years ago. The consultation proposes that the minimum medical requirement for UK private pilot licence…

RAeS Scholarship Winners Announced

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The winners of the Royal Aeronautical Society Centennial Scholarships for 2015 have been announced. Awards have been made to Elliot Archer (RAFGSA Chilterns), Ethan Barber (Yorkshire), William Blackburn (Wolds), Connor Budworth (Welland), Samantha Veck (Lasham), Nathaniel Robinson (Rattlesden), Christopher Barrott (Nene Valley), Charley Taylor (Bicester), Sam Bush (Norfolk), and Nicholas…

Queen's Birthday Flypast

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On 13th June, a large formation flypast of Buckingham Palace will occur as part of the official Queen’s Birthday celebrations. The formation will comprise slow and fast moving elements, numbering 30 aircraft in total. On departure from their individual mounting bases the formation elements will route to the initial Southwold…

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