News and Notices

Aim Higher 2018 Update

Posted on

A quick update on Aim Higher Plans during 2018 from Kev Atkinson, the BGA Aim Higher lead. Sisteron. The planned Sisteron trip in the spring is very well supported. Weekend courses. There have been no requests for the Feb/Mar weekend courses. If a clubs would like one at their site,…

2018 Nationals Priority List

Posted on

The Competitions Committee has published the ‘Ratings 2017 for 2018 Nationals priority list’. You can view the document here.

BGA Child Protection Policies and Procedures

Posted on

The BGA Child Protection Policy and Procedures document/template has been updated as the Jan 18 version. The update includes Child Protection Officer’s responsibilities to check the DBS’s and to take appropriate action. The document is available at on the BGA members website here.  

BGA News January 2018

Posted on

The January 2018 edition of BGA News has been published and includes information for all glider pilots. Please take 5 minutes to have a read! You can view the January 2018 BGA News here.

Oxford Airport and RAF Brize Norton ACP consultations

Posted on

As anticipated, Oxford and Brize Norton have published their airspace change proposals. There is little doubt that these two disproportionate airspace change proposals pose a very significant threat to the viability of gliding in and through the area, and will significantly increase risk for the majority of airspace users operating…

8.33 kHz radio update

Posted on

Given the 8.33 policy changes as the end of the year , the CAA has updated its information available on the CAA website The CAA website includes links to information on; The law change Continuing to operate a 25 kHz radio Common sporting frequencies How to identify an 8.33 frequency…

European Gliding Union Newsletter Dec 2017

Posted on

The latest EGU Newsletter is available here. The BGA is a long term and active member of the European Gliding Union, which represents the interests of all glider pilots in Europe with respect to regulatory affairs.  The EGU strives to let the voice of the 80,000 European glider pilots be…

Transponder Use

Posted on

Pilots of powered aircraft are reminded that Standardised European Rules of the Air require that aircraft equipped with a serviceable transponder shall operate the transponder at all times during flight. Aircraft without sufficient electrical power supply are exempt from the requirement. If equipped with a transponder and an electrical charging…

Supporting Gliding

Posted on

The BGA’s volunteer sub-committees and working groups which so ably support UK gliding are always looking for new talent to get involved. For example, the Competitions and Awards Committee has a slot on the committee for someone keen to help to promote all forms of competition gliding. You can read…

Page 1 of 23

Browse News by Category