News and Notices
The Governments COVID19 emergency business support information is available here. The BGA Development Committee is developing and will be providing sector-specific guidance to clubs that is further informed by additional guidance from the Sport and Recreation Alliance.
The Government has published ‘stay at home’ requirements. You can read more here.
Club chairmen have been invited to a series of online/phone meetings being held this week with the BGA chairman to share thoughts and issues relating to the COVID19 situation.
The BGA has written to member clubs with updated COVID19 BGA guidance dated 21 March 20. You can read the updated BGA guidance here.
Information from the BGA Development Committee re the March budget and COVID19 financial support has been supplied to club officers. The Development Committee will also advise in due course on the financial issues relating to this evenings (Friday 20th) Government announcements. We’d like to thank the rates team within the…
In light of the most recent Government guidance on the closure of the UK’s pubs, nightclubs, theatres, cinemas, gyms and leisure centres, the BGA is currently reviewing and updating its carefully considered advice to member club chairmen, secretaries and CFIs.
As previously reported, Part-M Light, the revised maintenance rules for sailplanes and other light EASA aircraft, comes into force this year. With impeccable timing, a number of ‘Part-ML’ changes apply with effect from 24th March 2020, with other changes due in October 2020. Whilst the BGA has already addressed most…
The CAA has issued a temporary exemption permitting a 6-month extension of the allowable period of time for all candidates currently undertaking theoretical knowledge examinations for the issue of a Part-FCL licence, ie from 18 months to 24 months. You can view the exemption here.
The BGA has written to member club officers describing BGA Development Committee engagement with emerging information about Govt support for businesses and sports clubs, including how we are working through the Sport and Recreation Alliance.
The fast developing COVID19 situation may result in instructors not being able to meet recency and refresher requirements when revalidating their BGA instructor ratings. The BGA will ensure that alternative arrangements for those BGA instructors are in place over the coming weeks and certainly by the time gliding is able…