Instructors are a very important part of any gliding club. Instructing can be highly rewarding, great fun, and is great way of putting something back into gliding.
Important note for instructors and CFIs!
Instructor Revalidations During the Transition to EASA Part-FCL
During the transition to compliance with Part-FCL, the UK has decided to continue using national systems. As such, during the period of transition the BGA will continue to use the BGA instructor rating requirements including revalidation as described in Laws and Rules under ‘Instructor Requirements’.
The requirements for all BGA instructors are detailed in the BGA publication ‘Instructor requirements’. This document includes all instructor rating initial issue, revalidation and renewal requirements and guidance.
Please note that pilot requirements including BGA Introductory Flight Pilot (IFP) requirements (for use by EASA licence holders) are detailed within the BGA publication ‘Gliding Certificate and endorsements’.
BGA instructor manual and other important and helpful resources are available here.
BGA training organisation & guidance for instructors, including supervision of solo pilots
Instructor Development – the BGA Full Rating
After a period of time as an Assistant Instructor, successfully completing a Full Instructor rating assessment permits the instructor to train and test pilots for the Bronze and Cross Country endorsements. The Full Rating is also a gateway for instructors to;
- Teach field landing techniques and gliding Navigation in a motor-glider
- Test Field landing and Navigation in a Motor-Glider
- Coach new instructors
- Become a club CFI
- Regional examining and BI / IFP coaching roles
Instructor Courses and Seminars
Please refer to the Courses and Seminars webpage.
BGA Instructor / Examiner Contacts
BGA instructor committee and examiner contacts are on the examiner webpage.