News and Notices

LOA TRA(G) updated

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The Letter of Agreement between NATS and the BGA in respect of the Temporary Reserved Areas (Gliding) has been updated to include revised contact frequencies. You can view the LOA here.  

RAFAT relocation ACP

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On 15 March 19, the locations for which the RAF is examining future basing options for the RAF Aerobatic Team, the ‘Red Arrows’, was released.  They are RAF Leeming, RAF Waddington and RAF Wittering.  Associated with the basing change is a requirement to provide suitable airspace in which the Red…

EASA Sailplane Rulebook

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The first version of EASA’s new Sailplane Rulebook includes the Sailplane Operations rules (effective from July 2019) and the Certification of Sailplanes (effective now). You can view the Sailplane Rulebook here. The next version should additionally include the new sailplane pilot licensing rules which are currently working their way through…

BGA Guidance re Overflights of Winch Sites

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A number of clubs are becoming increasingly concerned about overflights of their winch launch site. We are keen to collect data about this hazard and so request that all overflights of winch launch sites that are of concern are reported to the BGA using the BGA incident and accident report…

Brexit No Deal Guidance

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As previously published, the Sport and Recreation Alliance has signposted to UK Govt advice relevant to the sports sector. The Technical Notices are available here. This is uncharted territory and it is not clear how the requirements will be interpreted. For example, owners moving their gliders between the UK and…

Electronic Conspicuity Solutions: CAA call for evidence 

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The CAA has today launched a call for evidence about some of their key proposals for the wider roll out of Electronic Conspicuity in the UK. In doing so, the CAA notes; ‘The widespread adoption of Electronic conspicuity (EC), where everything flying sends out an electronic signal identifying it, will…

University Gliding Clubs

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There are a number of University Gliding Clubs that operate within BGA member clubs. They are a valued part of the gliding community. Harriet Gamble of Bath UGC has produced a helpful good practice guide for University gliding which can be viewed here.

New gliding records!

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We’re delighted to announce that Rose Johnson has successfully claimed the UK National female 15m out and return and free out and return records with a flight of 631.4 kms flown in an ASW27 on 21st December from Bloemfontein in South Africa.

Europe Air Sports

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Europe Air Sports (EAS) is the highly effective voice of sports and recreational aviation in Europe. Established in 1988 as a non-profit organisation, the objective of EAS is the long-term promotion and protection of sports and recreational aviation in Europe. In particular, their mission is to represent the interests of…

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