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Airspace Modernisation Strategy Refresh

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The CAA would like to receive stakeholders views on a draft of their refreshed Airspace Modernisation Strategy 2022–2040, which will replace the existing Airspace Modernisation Strategy (CAP1711) that was published in December 2018. The BGA will be responding. Details of the consultation, which closes on the 4th of April 2022,…

Medical fitness to fly

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It is a personal responsibility of pilots to be fit for flight, and especially to recognise the adverse effects of short term illness, alcohol, drugs, or fatigue. Detailed guidance is available here. The BGA has specific medical requirements that apply at all BGA clubs. You can read the detail here.

CAA Flight Crew Licensing forms

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The CAA are reducing the use of paper Flight Crew Licensing application forms by replacing existing (PDF) paper forms with online forms. Once a new online form has been published, there will an 8 week transition period during which the PDF applications are accepted by CAA. After this 8 weeks…

Press release from the GA Airspace Fighting Fund Ltd

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The GA Airspace Fighting Fund Ltd was set up in response to the numerous airspace grabs being activated via the UK airspace change proposal (ACP) process. It was (and remains) clear that the UK GA movement requires funds to ensure our voice is heard and that wherever possible, a fair,…

Solo pilot looking for your next challenge?

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Are you a solo pilot looking for your next challenge or wondering how you take things to the next stage? The Bronze Endorsement and the Cross Country Endorsement are the two further steps during which a solo pilot develops the skills and gains the experience needed to become a qualified…

R/T Examiners

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The CAA has reported that all R/T Examiners whose certificate is valid on 31st December 2021 (or are in receipt of an extension email) may consider those privileges extended to 31st May 2022. This extension facilitates the introduction of a new training and testing process for the FRTOL.

Student Pilot Manual

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We’re pleased to report that the BGA Student Pilot Manual has been published. This follows a 12 month part-time project involving gliding instructing (and editorial) experts across the UK and from the Netherlands. Packed with clear illustrations, colour images and easy to absorb explanations, the BGA Student Pilot Manual provides…

Apply now for a Ted Lys Trust award!

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Launchpoint is a registered charity which supports the development of glider pilots. It was established in 2017 and incorporates the activities of Caroline Trust and the Ted Lys Trust, both of which had been established nearly 20 years earlier. Applications for Ted Lys Trust awards are now open. You can…

Airspace Charitable Trust supports Recreational Aviation needs

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The Airspace4All Trust (A4A-T) has been established as a charitable trust with the objective of improving public safety through improvements to the safety of UK aviation, including by the efficient and equitable use of airspace for General Aviation users. The Trust will represent the interests of UK recreational aviation, air…

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