News and Notices

Aerotowing Safely

Posted on

After many years of not re-appearing in the statistics as a significant issue, tug upsets have re-emerged as a serious concern. The rate of tug upset incidents over the past few years indicates that a tug upset accident is more likely now than has been the case for a long…

British Gliding Team - WGC 2020

Posted on

We are delighted to announce that the British Gliding Team vote has resulted in the following plan for the 2020 World Gliding Championships; Open, 18m and 20m classes at Stendal-Borstel Germany, 19th -31st July 2020 Open class – Pete Harvey and Tim Jenkinson18m class – Andy Davis and Russell Cheetham…

Child Protection Guidance

Posted on

The BGA publishes its Child Protection guidance here That guidance has been updated to include new detail on how to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate. The key change from earlier guidance is that following expert advice we have moved away from recommending a single provider and…

Managing adventurous gliding risks

Posted on

There is some really interesting and adventurous gliding taking place around the UK and further afield. In this new safety briefing video, Mike Fox talks to well-known gliding adventurers John Williams and Chris Gill about their approach to managing the risks and so keeping it fun. You can watch it…

Secretary of State announces new General Aviation Advocate

Posted on

During a speech at Cranfield University today in support of the development of electric powered aircraft, the Secretary of State for Transport, the Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, announced the appointment of Phil Dunnington as the Governments GA Advocate, with responsibility for representing GA and raising its profile. The Secretary…

RAF Brize Norton Airspace Change Proposal

Posted on

RAF Brize Norton recently hosted a stakeholder meeting at which its latest and near-final design for a larger area of controlled airspace surrounding the airfield was described in detail (see image). The GA Alliance (GAA) including the BGA was represented at the meeting alongside others from the GA community. The…

Inter-Club League Final Result 2019

Posted on

Following the Inter-Club League final hosted by Cambridge Gliding Centre at Gransden Lodge and after careful deliberation, the Eastern/Tibenham team have been declared as the 2019 winners! Congratulations to the winning team, and thanks to all from gliding clubs across the country who put so much into making the ICL…

Skyway Code

Posted on

As reported in previous years, the ‘Skyway Code’ is a CAA published guide for pilots that is designed to provide easy, quick access to the key information they need, including: pilot responsibilities, flight planning, airspace rules and regulations, using aerodromes, risks and emergencies, flying outside the UK, and links to…

Inter-Club League Rules

Posted on

The Inter-Club League Rules are now published on the BGA website. You can view the rules here.

'Gliding Basics'

Posted on

‘Gliding Basics’ leaflets have been published which aim to support student pilots as they progress towards solo. You can view the leaflets here. Pilots who are studying for the Bronze and Cross-Country endorsements are advised to refer to study material linked to the Bronze theoretical knowledge syllabus – details are…

Browse News by Category