News and Notices

Southern Alps Airspace

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As noted on the BGA airspace webpage, many UK glider pilots visit the French Alps. The airspace arrangements can be surprisingly complex, but do ensure the needs of gliding and commercial air transport are safely and reasonably accomodated. As ever, it is vitally important that pilots respect the rules. The…

Red Arrows Airspace

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Details of restricted airspace protecting Red Arrows displays throughout June and July have been published in AIC Mauve 031/2017, available from the NATS website. As we do every year, we want to stress the absolute importance of respecting these restrictions. Not only is failure to do extremely hazardous, an airspace…

EAS Newsletter

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The Europe Air Sports newsletter provides a very useful summary of the latest developments regarding changing regulation for sports aviation, including gliding. The latest edition (April 2017) is now available.

BGA Newsletter

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The May edition of the BGA Newsletter has been published Items include: FLARM Updates and Other Issues Learning from Accidents Airprox Avoidance NCO SPEC Regulations for Towing 8.33 kHz Radio Funding EASA Announcements BGA Planning and Environment Fund Trustee Women’s Worlds Notable Flights FCC 2017 Competition Rules Junior Nationals and…

BGA Planning and Environment Fund Trustee

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The Planning and Environment Fund is a fund established and funded by the BGA (through member clubs’ affiliation fees) to assist clubs which are at risk in the context of planning, environmental or similar developments and may need financial help to fight legal challenges or to support a complex planning…

Best Start to the Year

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What a great start to  the year! This year saw the best ever April month for flights posted on the BGA Ladder. Just under 1000 flights, nearly a quarter of a million kilometers and almost three quarters of a million feet height gains! Full details are on the BGA Ladder…

Junior Nationals and Two-Seater Training

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Entries are now open for the 2017 Nationals and Two-Seater Training. These will take place at Nympsfield from 19-27 August. Anyone can apply as long as their 26th birthday falls after 2017. As usual, two-seater competition training will run alongside the competition. You can enter the competition even if you…

Competition Rules Update

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An update to the 2017 competition rulebook has been published. The update has been necessitated by a recent decision by the IGC to remove the right of current champions to have an extra entry in European and World Championships. In addition, this opportunity has been taken to add the Minimoa…

RAeS Ann Welch Lecture

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The Royal Aeronautical Society General Aviation Group will be holding their Ann Welch Lecture in London on 25th May entitled ‘UK Junior Gliding – The beginning of the Future’. The presentation, given by Steve Pozerskis will focus on how the BGA has turned a small group of enthusiastic junior pilots…

RT Training

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London GC (Dunstable) will be hosting a day’s training course designed to prepare people for the RT exam on Saturday 28th October from 9am to 6pm. The first half hour will be oriented towards glider pilots using the radio and the remainder of the day will be given over exclusively…

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