News and Notices

Technical News Sheet (TNS) 1-2019

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The BGA TNS 1-2019 has been published. As ever, this publication includes important information aimed at BGA inspectors and aircraft owners. You can view TNS 1-2019 here.

Reporting refusal of access to airspace

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The CAA provides a form for reporting issues regarding UK airspace use including refusal of access to airspace. The online form is available here. More BGA information about airspace is available here.

Sailplane Air Operations rules

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As previously published, the Sailplane Air Operations rules apply to EASA sailplanes including powered sailplanes which includes TMGs from the 9th July 2019. You can read more here.  

APPG GA Lower Airspace Inquiry Report

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During 2018, the All Party Parliamentary Group on GA (APPG GA) noted that the mechanism behind the design of UK airspace seemed out of date and draconian in nature. The APPG GA resolved to commission an inquiry into the practices, procedures and governance of UK lower airspace. The inquiry was…

CS-STAN (AMP 2-7) updated

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The BGA Airworthiness and Maintenance Procedure for CS-STAN has been updated. This information is aimed at glider owners and inspectors. Please read more here.

Battery Maintenance and Testing (AMP 4-9) updated

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The BGA Airworthiness and Maintenance Procedure for Battery Maintenance and Testing has been updated and includes important guidance on the airworthiness of battery mounts. This information is aimed at glider owners and inspectors. Please read more here.

Fairford International Air Tattoo 19-22 July and NATO flypast

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The International Air Tattoo will take place at RAF Fairford and result in a number of airspace restrictions from 19-22 July including a NATO celebration flypast on the 19th and 20th that uses an area of airspace to the north of Fairford. Please refer to the RA(T) detail for the…

BGA office closure 26th June

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The BGA office will be closed on Wed 26th June for a staff training day. The office will be open as usual from 8am on the 27th June.

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