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Entries now open for the Community Sport and Recreation Awards 2022

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The Sport and Recreation Alliance has announced that entries are now open for the Community Sport and Recreation Awards 2022. This year, there are eight categories, with each winning project picking up a £1,000 prize, presented by HRH, The Earl of Wessex at an awards ceremony in March next year….

Airspace webpage updated

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The BGA airspace webpage has been updated to highlight information that is of interest to all pilots. You can view the detail here.  

Pilot owner / club maintenance courses

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The very popular BGA pilot owner/club maintenance course is designed to support those involved with helping to maintain gliders at their club or to maintain their own glider. It’s an ideal step for anyone planning to be a BGA inspector. The course aims to give more knowledge (especially with the…

Announcing the Result of the WGC 2022 Team Vote for 18m and Open Classes

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The votes to select the 18m and Open Class Teams to represent Britain at the 37th World Gliding Championships at Matkopuszta in Hungary in 2022 have now been completed. The results are as follows: 18m Class   Position Pilot 1 Philip Jones 2 Derren Francis 3 Andrew Davis 4 Peter…

BGA Conference 12th February 2022

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There will be something for everyone at the ‘Fit for the Future’ BGA Sporting Conference on Saturday 12th of February 2022. A great programme of presentations is being developed, including by Paul Bonhomme, 6 x winner of the Red Bull Air race, on how he has transitioned from power pilot…

BGA instructor rating and IFP endorsement revalidation and renewal requirement update

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Temporary revalidation and renewal requirements for BGA instructor ratings were put in place last winter to mitigate for potential instructor shortages as a result of the Covid restrictions. With club operations getting back to near normal, the Chairman of the Instructing and Examining Committee has recommended that BGA instructor standardisation…

Safeguarding update

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Child protection officers have been sent information describing two changes to the BGA club policy pack template ‘Code of Conduct for Parents/Carers of Young People’ (ie under-18). Others at gliding clubs may wish to update themselves on the changes, which are that a parent/carer of a young person should expect…

BGA TNS 2-2021

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A BGA Technical News Sheet (TNS) is published periodically using text and photo’s to highlight general and specific airworthiness matters including those reported by inspectors and owners. All inspectors and aircraft owners are encouraged to read the latest TNS. The recently published BGA Technical News Sheet 2-2021 is available here.

S&G - October/November

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Discover how the Grob 109b has been transformed in the Oct/Nov issue of S&G, which also reports on the British Junior Team achieving Gold at the Europeans. Find out why travelling hopefully should never be an option and the role you can play in a sustainable future for our sport….

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