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Take-off performance in exceptionally warm weather

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The weather forecast for this weekend and next week shows that temperatures especially in the South and Midlands of the United Kingdom will be above 30°C. Pilots are advised to give more attention to their aircraft’s degraded performance when flying during this exceptionally hot weather. Safety Sense Leaflet No 7…

Colin Sword

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It is with deep sadness that we report that Colin Sword has passed away. Colin is known to many of us through the roles he has played nationally in support of gliding. As Chair of the BGA Instructor and Examining Committee, Senior Regional Examiner for Scotland and Borders, CFI of…

Club Development Conference 2022

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The BGA Club Development Conference 2022 will be held in Northampton on Sunday 20th November. We are looking forward to meeting in person once more to discuss club and pilot development and are beginning the process of building the programme of presentations and discussions. More information will be sent direct…

BGA at the Royal International Air Tattoo 2022

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The BGA volunteer PR team will be at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) at Fairford 15-17 July in support of the Institute of Engineering & Technology. If you are at the event, please drop by! More details about RIAT 2022 are available here.  

BGA at the Farnborough Air Show 2022

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In July 2022, the BGA volunteer PR team will be supporting The Air League at ‘Farnborough Friday’ with a glider, simulator and people available to discuss opportunities in gliding. ‘Farnborough Friday’ is a great opportunity to learn more about careers in aviation and aerospace and is completely free. More information…

MoD Large Force Exercises Temporary Danger Area

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The CAA decided on 17 June to approve ACP-2021-048 and the activation of TDA EG D597 for specific Large Force Exercises. The CAP 2362, Final Regulatory Decision was published and uploaded to the Airspace Change Portal on 27 Jun 22. The ACP detail including engagement with Borders GC is detailed…

WWGC2022 Competition Schedule

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The schedule of events at the WWGC2022 is detailed here. Competitors will arrive from early August for practice and training before the competition. Saturday 13 August – Opening ceremony. All welcome! Free entry! Sunday 14 to Friday 26 August – Contest flying Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 August – Public…

Restrictions of Flying Regulations - British Grand Prix 1-3 July

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Restriction of Flying Regulations for British Grand Prix at Silverstone and Turweston 1 -3 July. Details by NOTAM and in Briefing Sheet at www.nats.aero/ais Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows displays at Silverstone on 3 July. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M025/2022 at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com

21st FAI European Gliding Championships

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The British Gliding Team are in Lithuania for the European Gliding Championships in the Club, Standard and 15m classes, which runs from 3rd July until the 15th July. The team pilots are: Club Class – Tom Arscott (reigning European Champion), Claudia Hill, and Jake Brattle (reigning Junior World Champion). Standard…

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