BGA launches National Women’s Go Gliding Weekend
Mar05

BGA launches National Women’s Go Gliding Weekend

The British Gliding Association (BGA) has announced that it is running a National Women’s Go Gliding Weekend on 27-28 April 2024. The weekend event is designed to introduce more women (and their companions) into the sport of gliding by providing a friendly and informative welcome at participating gliding clubs, including opportunities for attendees to get airborne. The following gliding clubs are participating:• Banbury Gliding Club•...

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CAA devolves sailplane pilot licences to BGA
May10

CAA devolves sailplane pilot licences to BGA

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has granted approval to the British Gliding Association (BGA) to act as a Delegated Authority for the initial issue of a Sailplane Pilot’s Licence. The UK Civil Aviation Authority has been working with the BGA to put in place the necessary measures for the approval which compliments the Association’s existing approval for assessing applications for the issue of ratings, certificates, or authorisations...

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BGA launches webinar, issue exemptions and announces new radio telephony course
Apr24

BGA launches webinar, issue exemptions and announces new radio telephony course

In  bid to keep the gliding community engaged during the pandemic lockdown, the British Gliding Association (BGA) have been running a series of webinars over the last few weeks. The webinars commenced on 29 March with a presentation from Andy Perkins, the BGA’s chairman. The date was apposite as it also marked the 90th anniversary of the association. Andy explained that the BGA had introduced the webinars to keep their membership...

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