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Online Self-Service Features Now Available

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eServices is a new range of online features that allows glider pilots to keep the information that the BGA holds up to date and transact online with the Association. With eServices,, registered users can manage many of their dealings with the BGA. Set up and maintain your subscriptions to the…

Pilot Licensing - Important Information

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As previously reported on many occasions, the existing opt-out from the EASA Aircrew Regulations ends on 8th April 2018. From that date, any pilot that is flying an EASA aircraft as pilot in command is required to hold the relevant EASA pilot licence and EASA medical certificate. The BGA and…

July August Newsletter Published

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The August edition of the BGA Newsletter is now available. Topics this month include: Temporary Restricted Airspace Doncaster Airspace Review 8.33 kHz Radio Equipage Claims Glide Britain Club Management Conference International Competition Update Club/18m Nationals Results Job Advert – Team Media Manager EGC Lasham Notable Flights Juniors Winter Series Ann…

Team Media Manager - European Championships

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The British Gliding Team is looking to recruit a Media Manager to join the Team flying at the European Gliding Championships at Lasham in August. The role is a new one and is aimed at promoting the Team and all that happens around them at the championships to theĀ  British…

RHADS (Doncaster airport) airspace post implementation review

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CAA CAP725 requires a Post Implementation Review to take place as the final part of an airspace change. That has now taken place at Doncaster many years after the 12 month point advised in CAP725. The BGA understands that the CAA now believes that, having reviewed the operation of the…

Leeds Bradford Airport Airspace Change Consultation

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Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) has launched a consultation ending 29th Sep 2017 on proposals for what it describes as; New arrival procedures (including changes implemented by FASI North associated with LBA) New airspace structure GNSS approach procedures that replicate the current approach procedures PBN departure procedures that replicate the current…

Wally Kahn Scholarships

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Applications are being invited for the 2017 Wally Kahn Scholarships. The purpose of the Wally Kahn Scholarships is to help keen pilots who are at a relatively early stage in their gliding career towards getting the Silver badge. The award takes the form of a six day cross country course…

UK SLMG FI Theoretical Knowledge Ground School Course

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An UK SLMG FI theoretical knowledge ground school course has been arranged with On-Track Aviation for the week starting 10th July. There may be spare places available. The course is suitable for experienced gliding instructors with an NPPL SLMG or UK PPL SLMG class rating. There is a fee involved….

BGA Newsletter

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The latest edition (June 2017) of the BGA Newsletter is now available. Items covered: Parachute Strap Warning Skyway Code Clued Up Exeter ACP Red Arrows Displays Queen’s Birthday Flypast Updated LOAs 8.33 kHz Radio Equipage Claims EAS Newslettter Becoming an Instructor Women’s Worlds Sailplane Grand Prix Aim Higher Notable Flights…

The Skyway Code

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The CAA has launched the Skyway Code – a guide to private flying rules, regulations and best practice. It is designed to provide private pilots with easy, quick access to the key information they need, including: pilot responsibilities, pre- flight checks and flight planning, airspace rules and regulations, using aerodromes,…

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