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BGA Gliding Competitions 2020 – Situation and Guidance 29th June 2020

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Following very careful consideration of all aspects of running a safe and effective competition, all BGA rated competitions have been cancelled by the organisers. ‘The Booker Red Kite – Chiltern Challenge Cup’ and the ‘UK Mountain Soaring Competition’ are non-rated competitions. More information will follow as soon as it is…

Outcome of CAA airspace classification review consultation

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The CAA has published CAP1935 ‘Outcome of the consultation on the Airspace Classification Review 2019/20’. The document outlines the content of the responses received and how the CAA plan to take these forward once the new procedure to review and amend airspace classifications has been developed and implemented at the…

Dual and instructional flights (in England) from 4th July

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The Government has today confirmed that following the Prime Minister’s announcement earlier this week about changes to lock down measures, the reopening of general aviation dual and instructional flights will be permitted from 4 July 2020 in England.  The DfT website will be updated in due course. The BGA will…

Little Rissington Airspace Change Proposal

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The Air Cadet Organisation is proposing that an ATZ is established at Little Rissington airfield. The BGA has responded to the stakeholder engagement detailing why the BGA is opposed to the proposal, including how the proposal does not include a justifiable safety case and does not address impacts to stakeholders…

New (amended) EASA Grob 102 Astir and Grob 103 AD and BGA advice

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EASA have issued an amended AD for all Grob 102 and 103 gliders at https://ad.easa.europa.eu/ad/2020-0138 It has also become apparent that it is possible to inadvertently cause a control restriction of the elevator push rod bolt if it is refitted the wrong way round. Please ensure any gliders that have…

Redlands closed

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The Redlands parachute site near Swindon has closed and the latest chart amendments have removed the site.  

COVID19 guidance

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BGA publishes information for clubs and pilots related to COVID19 which is periodically updated in line with Government guidance. The information is available here.

SPL conversion applications

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The CAA has advised the BGA that it is currently unable to process SPL conversion applications. They anticipate being in a position to do so from July 2020. Meanwhile, the BGA is holding onto any SPL conversion applications in preparation for CAA having the necessary capability.

Equality of Opportunity

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The BGA is fully committed to the principles of equality of opportunity and is responsible for ensuring that no participant in BGA organised activity receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, gender, disability, race, parental or marital status, pregnancy, religious belief, class or social background, sexual orientation, gender…

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