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Part MED temporary exemption for LAPL(A) and PPL(A) holders

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The CAA has published an exemption from the requirement for holders of a Part-FCL PPL(A) and LAPL(A) to hold an EASA Part-MED Medical Certificate when operating an EASA Aircraft. The exemption expires in November 2020. You can read the detail here. Note: as previously reported, there is no requirement for…

COVID19 ARC expiry and BGA airworthiness support

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The BGA has published a notice extending the period of automatic ongoing access to BGA airworthiness support on expiry of an ARC from 90 days to 150 days. Full details are here.

Bronze theoretical knowledge online examination

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The BGA has supplied club CFIs with guidance for carrying out online Bronze theoretical knowledge examinations. Individual pilots interested in taking an examination should contact their CFI’s. CFI’s who have any questions should contact the BGA Training Standards Manager, Mike Fox.

DfT information - COVID19 and recreational general aviation

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The DfT has published information that directly refers to recreational General Aviation activity during the COVID19 emergency. DfT recognises that all gliding clubs voluntarily stopped operating as soon as the Government advised travel restrictions. The DfT information is available here.

BGA TNS 2-2020 published

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BGA Technical News Sheet 2-2020 has been published and can be viewed here.

BGA webinar platform goes live

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The BGA webinar platform is now up and running, with a great line up and more in the pipeline! The BGA webinar current schedule is available here Missed a webinar? You can catch up with the recorded version here. Great work by BGA Executive Committee member Matt Page, who has…

BGA online pilot radio licence course

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The new BGA radio telephony course for glider pilots is now online.  It is intended for both glider pilots who want to gain an FRTOL (Flight Radio Telephony Operator’s License) and also for people who already have one but want a refresher. The course is a set of slides and…

BGA Instructor Ratings

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The COVID19 situation has resulted in a situation where the normal process of BGA instructor rating revalidation or renewal is difficult or impossible. A modified risk-based process through which club CFIs can safely and promptly revalidate or renew BGA instructor ratings has been developed, agreed and supplied to all club…

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