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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…

FLARM Updates

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Please check when you last updated your FLARM software. Many owners do not realise that FLARMs now need to be updated with the latest firmware at least once a year on a rolling 365 day basis or the unit will stop functioning. Depending on the type, it may not be…

8.33 kHz Radio Funding Claims - Round 2 Now Open

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The CAA received over 2000 applications for funding to help cover the costs of equipping aircraft with 8.33 kHz radios during the first application round. These applications will now be assessed and payments made to successful applicants during the summer. A second application round has now opened for aircraft owners…

Learning from Accidents

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Feedback from the recent Club Safety Officer seminars indicated that there was real enthusiasm for ‘I learned about flying’ stories that gave specific examples illustrating the safety advice we already offer. To this end, we have decided to share the lessons highlighted by some of the accident reports that we…

New Airprox Avoidance Campaign

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While incidents involving commercial aviation have been steadily declining over the last decade, those involving GA have increased by over 50 per cent in the same period. In response to this, the Airprox Board has launched a campaign to cut the number of incidents involving GA pilots. This is timely…

Deeside GC airspace guide

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Deeside GC has produced a helpful resource for airspace awareness. The intention is to help pilots visualise the airspace construct.  Whilst every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, the guide is not designed to replace officially published information. You can view the Deeside GC airspace guide here.

Mid Air Collision Avoidance

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RAF Fairford has supplied a Mid Air Collision Avoidance leaflet that provides useful advice on USAF and other flying operations in the south of the UK. You can view the document here. As the 501st Combat Support Wing (USAFE) Flight Safety Manager notes, “Please read this pamphlet carefully and pass…

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