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Business Support Guidance

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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.

BGA Club Chairmen online meetings

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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.

March Budget and COVID19 Financial Support

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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…

COVID19 Guidance to BGA Member Clubs

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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.

Part-M Light

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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…

Exemption extending the Part-FCL theoretical knowledge examination period

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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.

Emerging support measures for businesses and sports clubs

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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.

BGA Instructor Ratings

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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…

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