News and Notices

Volunteering

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WALK into any gliding club and practically everyone you meet will be a volunteer whether it’s the person who welcomes you when you arrive, cuts the grass or teaches you to fly. Like most other sports and recreation activity, gliding would grind to a halt without volunteers. Between 1-7 June,…

Data Protection

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The law on data protection changes on 25 May 2018 when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. The BGA is committed to protecting personal data. We hold the personal data supplied to us by individuals that is needed to provide and support member services.  Without the data,…

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) 2018

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Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – known as RA(T)’s – are notified in advance where possible within the NATS AIS Aeronautical Information Circular Mauve Pages. Here is a link. RA(T)’s are usually established for specific times and dates to protect an airborne activity, eg an air display. Please read the details. Each…

Congratulations to Gliding's Royal Aero Club Award Recipients

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Congratulations to our Royal Aero Club award winners following presentations by HRH Prince Andrew at the RAF Club this week. Great work Kevin Atkinson, Tony Cronshaw, Mark Evans, Don Irving, Steve Longland, Andy Miller, Michael Muir, David Roberts, John Stirk, John Williams, Justin Wills, Derek Wilson, and the 2017 British…

Nuclear site exemption

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The CAA has issued a temporary exemption re nuclear sites. Any pilot using the exemption must fully understand and accept the related requirements. You can view the exemption here.

Aerobatic Competition Activity

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Following on from a review of safety issues last year and as part of a suggestion from the BGA, our friends at the British Aerobatic Association have produced an AIC, NOTAMs will be issued for each event and the Contest Directors will continue to check these are correct and appropriate….

BGA Motor Glider Handbook

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The BGA Motor Glider Handbook has been updated and is available here. The handbook provides good practice guidance for clubs, pilots and owners that operate SLMG, self-launching sailplane, TMG or microlight sailplane aircraft, regardless of which regulatory system applies.  

NOTAMS AND RA(T)'s

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All pilots are reminded of their obligation to check NOTAMs before flight. Restricted Areas (Temporary), known as RA(T)’s, are established for a variety of reasons including to protect air displays and listed within NOTAMs. Pilots who have infringed RA(T)’s have been prosecuted, leading to fines and loss of flying privileges….

UK airports, strips, fields and frequencies file

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Paul Ruskin has pulled together a set of cup files of UK Airports and landable strips and fields, together with current radio frequencies which he intends to update roughly monthly. There are three main files: UK Airports <date>.cup UK outlandings <date>.cup UKN Airports and outlandings <date>.cup (a rather sparse set…

BGA News May 2018

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The BGA News for May 2018 has been published and can be viewed here.

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