News and Notices
We regret to report the very sad news that Mike Bird has passed away. Following a long period of poor health, Mike died peacefully at his home with family present. As a major figure in British Gliding, a record-holder of distance flights, a frequent entrant to both National and regional…
The CAA are consulting on proposed changes to VMC minima in class D airspace. You can read more here.
The CAA has issued a General Exemption from the requirements of SERA.5001 (Visibility and Distance from Cloud Minima) when flying within Class D airspace. Read more here.
To assist those trying to locate CAP1616 airspace change proposal information, we have added a number of ACP quick links to our Representation and Consultation webpage. Read more here.
As previously published, the EASA Flight Crew Licensing (FCL) rules for sailplane pilots are being reviewed and, as a result, revised and simpler EASA ‘Sailplane FCL’ rules are expected to come into force in April 2021. Some time ago the UK CAA issued temporary exemptions from the requirement for pilots…
We’re delighted to announce that Phil Jeffery from the Cambridge Gliding Centre now holds the National Open Class 100km triangle speed record. The record was achieved during a flight in a Ventus 3 in South Africa on 21 December 2018 during which Phil achieved an average speed of 181.72 kph.
We’re delighted to announce that Santiago Cervantes from the Scottish Gliding Centre now holds the UK Standard Class and 15m 200km triangle speed records. The records were achieved during a flight in a Discus bt on 4 February 2019 during which Cervantes achieved a speed of 117.23 kph over a…
As approved at the BGA AGM held on 2 March 2019, Rebecca Bryan and Pete Bennett have joined the BGA Executive Committee having been previously nominated by BGA full member clubs. You can read more about the BGA Executive Committee here.
The dates for the 2020 National Competitions have been published here.
The BGA News for April 2019 has been published here.