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Another new gliding record!

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We are delighted to confirm that Paul Fritche has broken the existing UK Standard class 3-turning point free distance and distance records by flying 819kms in an LS8-15 from Lasham on the 20th July 2020. Congratulations, Paul!      

FAI survey - COVID19 impact on mental health

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COVID-19 has, or have had, much influence on many aspects of our air sport communities. In air sports, it is crucial to maintain mental wellbeing, including safety and pleasure in flying activities in the present situation. To optimize mental wellbeing, the FAI medical commission would like to receive information on…

New UK Record!

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We’re delighted to report that on the 11th July 2020, Liz Sparrow set a new UK Womens Open, 20m and 15m class 400km triangle speed record in her ASG29 15m by flying at an everage of 107.76 kph over 400.2 kms from Lasham.

2021 National Competition dates

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Dates and venues have been confirmed for the 2021 national championships. These are: 18m and 20m Multi-Seat Classes, Lasham, 21st -29th August 2021 Open, Standard and 15m Classes, Lasham  29th May – 6th June 2021 Club Class The Gliding Centre, Husbands Bosworth – 17th – 25th July 2021 Junior Nationals,…

GPS Jamming during August

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GPS jamming can be expected in Wales and the South West during August. We have no idea who thought this would be a good idea during a busy period for GA flying. You can read more here.

Guidance for pilots of self-sustaining and self-launching sailplanes

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‘Managing Flying Risk’, the BGA publication that captures in one place good practice guidance on all aspects of gliding, has been updated to include specific guidance for pilots of self-sustaining and self-launching sailplanes. The guidance was developed with the help of very experienced pilots. ‘Managing Flying Risk’ can be viewed…

Oxford airport airspace change proposal

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Oxford airport has submitted its airspace change proposal (ACP) to the CAA. The proposal is for a Transponder Mandatory Zone from the surface to 3500′ agl. You can view the Oxford airport ACP detail here. The Oxford airport ACP should be viewed alongside the previously reported Brize Norton ACP for…

RAF Brize Norton Airspace Change Proposal

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RAF Brize Norton has submitted an airspace change proposal (ACP) to the CAA. The BGA has significant safety, proportionality and need concerns about this proposal, not least of which are that the ACP seeks an enormous amount of additional controlled airspace exclusively for Brize Norton’s needs, no safety analysis or…

BGA COVID19 guidance - update

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The BGA COVID19 guidance has been updated to include Government guidance for quarantining on return to the UK from certain listed countries. You can read the quarantine guidance here.

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