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Guidance for BGA instructors who choose to hold a Part FCL Flight Instructor Certificate

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Gliding instruction at BGA clubs is carried out under BGA requirements and all instructors are required to hold a valid BGA instructor rating. Gliding instructors are reminded that the BGA’s instructor requirements recognise that a valid EASA Flight Instructor (Sailplanes) certificate – known as an FI(S) certificate – is equivalent…

LATEST EDITION Safe Winch Launching leaflet

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The 6th Edition of the Safe Winch Launching safety briefing has been published. The content is drawn from the BGA’s long term safe winch launch study and ongoing campaign, and includes new important advice on the wing drop hazard. This information is important reading for ALL glider pilots regardless of…

Royal Aero Club Awards

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The RAeC awards are a fantastic opportunity to recognise volunteer efforts in our sport as well as great personal and team achievements. The awards are detailed here. Clubs and members of clubs are invited to propose nominations via email to the BGA office by 1st December 2017.  

Leeds Bradford Airport ACP

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The Leeds Bradford Airport airspace change proposal consultation closes on 5th November 2017. The proposals are damaging for gliding and increase risk to aircraft operating outside the proposed airspace. It is important that individual pilots respond to this consultation. You can read more here including guidance on the key issues.

BGA Instructor Manual Online

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The BGA instructor manual is now available online as a single document or in chapters. You can view it here. The online version incorporates all previous and the most recent (July 2017) updates as detailed in the addenda and revisions document. As soon as the supplier produces them, the BGA…

Instructors webpage

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The BGA’s Instructors webpage has been updated to include links to Instructor Resources and other useful information. You can view the Instructors webpage here.

BGA TNS 1-2017

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The BGA Technical News Sheet 1-2017 has been published. Click here to view TNS 1-2017 This is important detail that all BGA inspectors must read. Owners, who are of course responsible for the airworthiness of their aircraft, will also find the information interesting and helpful.  

BGA News October 2017

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The October 2017 BGA News is now available and includes the following; Resources for Instructors (and others), Club Management Conference Saturday 11th November 2017, BGA AGM and Sporting Conference Saturday 17th February 2018, Managing Flying Risk, Incident Reporting, Ground Training Progress Card, AAIB Report – Collision, Club Safety Officer Seminar,…

Doncaster Sheffield Airport airspace change consultation

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Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) are consulting on the introduction of aRea NAVigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Departure (SID) procedures and RNAV Instrument Approach Procedures (IAPs). DSA (otherwise known as Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, or RHADS) believe that the adoption of the departure procedures (SIDs) requires an additional portion of controlled…

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