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Latest from Glide Britain - 'Misconceptions'

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We all know that there are a lot of misconceptions about gliding. The latest video from Glide Britain attempts to dispel them. Please share it with your non-gliding friends. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHr2Hxk-E8Q&t=21s 

Cranfield Airfield

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Cranfield airfield ATC has advised the BGA that they are no longer permitted ‘for insurance purposes’ to give permission to use the grassed area previously used in the event of a glider landing. They note that airfield is used for UAV operations even when the airfield is closed, that glider…

18 metre and 20 metre National Champions

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After nine successful racing days at the 18m and 20m National Championships hosted by The Gliding Centre, Peter Harvey (JS1) is the 18m champion and Garry Coppin (Arcus) is the 20m champion. Well done to all the competitors and crews, and to the competition organisers and staff. The 18m results…

Conduct of Field Landing Training

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Instructors who teach field landings are reminded of the need to operate legally and using appropriate threat and error management. New guidance on the Conduct of Field Landing Training is available here.

Restricted Airspace July 2018

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There is an unprecedented amount of restricted airspace in place or planned during July 2018. The details are mostly available here. They include; RIAT at Fairford RAF 100 Flypasts (check NOTAMs for alleviations) Farnborough air show Visit by the President of the United States Any pilot who does not understand…

BGA Response - CAA decision on the TAG Farnborough ACP

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The BGA, working with gliding clubs and other GA organisations, has provided clear, accurate and compelling feedback throughout the TAG Farnborough ACP consultation process. Our views remain essentially unchanged. The BGA will carefully analyse the CAA decision letter and its implications and in due course will make a detailed statement.

CAA Decision on TAG Farnborough Airspace Change Proposal

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The CAA has today announced that an airspace change proposal by TAG Farnborough Airport has been largely approved by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The Airport’s request for the introduction of Class D airspace in its surrounding area will be met – subject to some significant concessions to the…

Temporary Danger Area - week starting 9th July

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An unmanned air vehicle will be flying across the Atlantic to arrive at Fairford on one day during the week starting 9th July 2018. Details of a Temporary Danger Area for that arrival will be published in NOTAMs and as a Yellow AIC 2018Y073. AIC’s are available on the AIS…

BGA News July 2018

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The BGA News for July 2018 has been published and can be read here.

Airspace Coordination Notice - Gliding Competitions 2018

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An ACN covering gliding competitions notified by the BGA throughout the summer. Aerodrome and area NOTAMs will be published for all events and daily routings can be viewed at www.glidingtasks.co.uk The ACN can be viewed here.

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