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Commercial trailer registration

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From 28 March 2019, commercial trailers over 750kg and all trailers over 3,500kg must be registered before they can travel through countries that have ratified the 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic. Privately owned including club-owned glider trailers are normally used for activity that is not commercial. Anyone who believes…

BGA Sporting Conference and AGM

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The 2019 BGA Sporting Conference and AGM is taking place on Saturday 2nd March at The Nottingham Belfry Hotel. We hope you can join us for a great day that has something for everyone. Browse the exhibits, perhaps treat yourself to a new gadget, chill out in comfort, and meet…

2019 BGA Turning Points

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Tim Newport Peace has published the 2019 BGA Waypoint List at

FLARM development team to receive BGA safety award

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Almost all mid-air glider collisions are with another glider, and they mainly happen in the dynamic situations in thermals and around airfields, where other gliders can be hidden from sight behind the glider structure. Mid-air collisions have killed a number of UK glider pilots since 1975. In 2004, three Swiss…

EASA Aeroplane and TMG pilot licencing CAA temporary exemption update

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The UK CAA has recently published CAA exemption no 1293 re the requirement to hold a Part-FCL Light Aircraft Pilot Licence (LAPL) when acting as pilot in command of a UK registered aeroplane or TMG with an EASA Certificate of Airworthiness or EASA Permit to Fly within the privileges of…

90th Anniversary of the BGA

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During the 1920’s, other than occasional ‘meets’ there was very little gliding going on in the UK.  Prompted by some UK experience and an awareness of how gliding was progressing in Germany, a lunch for “Those interested in gliding” was arranged for the 4th December 1929 at the Comedy Restaurant…

2019 BGA Competition Rules Published

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The 2019 BGA Competition Rules have been published here. The 2019 scoring script is currently being extensively tested and will be posted once testing is complete. We remind Scorers that there will be a Scorers’ workshop at the BGA Sporting Conference on Saturday 2 March 19.

Guidance for pilots and owners re EU-Exit

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Bearing in mind the continued uncertainty around the detail of the UK’s exit from the EU, here is a reminder about the BGA’s previously published guidance for pilots and aircraft owners. .

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