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David Roberts OBE

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We are delighted to announce that David Roberts has been made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2020 New Years Honours for his services to aviation. David, who flies at Cotswold Gliding Club, has for decades generously volunteered his expertise, knowledge and…

BGA Office Christmas Break

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The BGA office will be closed for business from 4pm on the 23rd of December until reopening at 8am on the 2nd of January. https://members.gliding.co.uk/

Proposed changes to low level met forecast

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The CAA is consulting on the proposed ‘GA MET’ area forecast for low-level flights.  The proposal is for the GAMET Service to replace the existing AIRMET service. More details including an example of the new forecast can be found at https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/services/transport/aviation/regulated Responses should be submitted to the metauthority@caa.co.uk by the…

CAA update re ADS-B electronic conspicuity for GA aircraft

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In 2017 the Civil Aviation Authority confirmed that ADS-B using 1090 MHz is its preferred national system to improve electronic conspicuity for general aviation. The CAA has recently noted that ‘ideally this will be achieved through transponders, although other devices can be integrated and interoperable with the CAA’s final strategic…

Sywell GNSS approach ACP

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The CAA has issued its decision on the Sywell airfield GNSS approach ACP. You can view the CAA decision here.

Newcastle Airport LOA republished

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The Letter of Agreement that formally defines the operating procedures between Newcastle International Airport and the British Gliding Association has been republished. More information is available here.

Airspace Classification Review Consultation

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The CAA has been instructed by Govt to carry out an airspace classification review with the aim of better meeting the needs of airspace users and has launched an associated consultation. The BGA intends to respond to this important consultation and will be offering advice to clubs and their members…

PNGC Update

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The Portsmouth Naval Gliding Centre (PNGC) has just announced plans to operate at weekends from Middle Wallop airfield from March 2020, by kind permission of the Commandant and the Army Air Corps. This is a very welcome development for this RNGSA gliding club which for decades had operated successfully at…

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