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Glide Britain - Can You Help?

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Glide Britain is an exciting, BGA backed project to create a book, documentary and series of short videos that will show a non-gliding audience what our amazing sport is all about. We all know that that the general public has little idea of what we can do. We want to…

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,…

Southern Alps Airspace

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As noted on the BGA airspace webpage, many UK glider pilots visit the French Alps. The airspace arrangements can be surprisingly complex, but do ensure the needs of gliding and commercial air transport are safely and reasonably accomodated. As ever, it is vitally important that pilots respect the rules. The…

Red Arrows Airspace

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Details of restricted airspace protecting Red Arrows displays throughout June and July have been published in AIC Mauve 031/2017, available from the NATS website. As we do every year, we want to stress the absolute importance of respecting these restrictions. Not only is failure to do extremely hazardous, an airspace…

EAS Newsletter

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The Europe Air Sports newsletter provides a very useful summary of the latest developments regarding changing regulation for sports aviation, including gliding. The latest edition (April 2017) is now available.

BGA Newsletter

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The May edition of the BGA Newsletter has been published Items include: FLARM Updates and Other Issues Learning from Accidents Airprox Avoidance NCO SPEC Regulations for Towing 8.33 kHz Radio Funding EASA Announcements BGA Planning and Environment Fund Trustee Women’s Worlds Notable Flights FCC 2017 Competition Rules Junior Nationals and…

BGA Planning and Environment Fund Trustee

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The Planning and Environment Fund is a fund established and funded by the BGA (through member clubs’ affiliation fees) to assist clubs which are at risk in the context of planning, environmental or similar developments and may need financial help to fight legal challenges or to support a complex planning…

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