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Bronze C. Specific Gliding Rules and Reg’s. Rules and Regs. The minimum age to fly solo in a glider is . 16 years. Rules and Regs …. when the glider first moves. A glider flight starts and ends. when it comes to rest after landing. Rules and Regs …. 30mins before sunrise.

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bronze c

Bronze C

Specific Gliding Rules and Reg’s

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Rules and Regs
  • The minimum age to fly solo in a glider is

16 years

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when the glider first moves

  • A glider flight starts
  • and ends

when it comes to rest after landing

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30mins before sunrise

  • Daylight is defined as

until 30mins after sunset, as measured from the ground

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  • All pilots must keep a personal log of their flying until they have Silver C
  • Instructors are required to keep a log in order to inform the BGA of their currency
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  • For an aerotow to take place, the sum of the tows (not toes) of the glider pilot and the tug pilot in their respective capacities shall not be less than…
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  • The length of the combination from nose of tug to tail of glider shall not be more than…


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The maximum height above airfield elevation to which a glider may winch launch is



written permission has been given by the CAA to launch higher

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  • The winch cable must contain an approved weak link to match the individual need of each glider
  • This may be waived if the PROVEN breaking strain of the cable is less than the approved weak link
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  • Pilots must wear serviceable parachutes if they fly in cloud
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  • Serviceable oxygen equipment is mandatory above 12000ft and is recommended to be use above 10000ft
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  • Any newly rigged club glider must first be test flown by a pilot designated by the CFI
  • When hill soaring……..overtake on the hill side
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  • As glider pilots we are only required to give way to balloons
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  • but use some common sense

when in doubt – run away

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  • When joining other aircraft in a thermal circle in the same direction
  • If a defect or damage is suspected in a glider or critical equipment, report it immediately to the duty instructor
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  • If an accident occurs which causes death or injury or even substantial damage, it should be reported to the police, and the Department of Transport (AAIB)
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  • Your club is required to supply air navigation notifications, NOTAMs, both temporary and permanent, and TNWs
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  • Exemptions to low flying are…

life saving

ridge soaring

normal take-off and landing

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  • The medical requirement to fly solo is self-certification with the appropriate form, but endorsed by your doctor – Group 1 to fly solo, Group 2 to fly passengers
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