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Defibrillator

Defibrillator

Doctor Kaz giving members a briefing about the correct use of the club defibrillator and how to treat someone if they faint or pass-out. If you want to learn more about our Zoll AED Defribillator follow this link for a step-by-step demo or watch the video below. We’ve asked Kaz to extend this post in order […]

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EASA

EASA Pilot Licensing

ESGC have a structure in place to assist members achieve any necessary privileges before the April 2015 Part-FCL application deadline for Pilot Licensing.  We are now scheduling slots for those members who are specifically looking to attain their Bronze Badge and Cross Country Endorsement within the first quarter of 2014, so please don’t hesitate to contact […]

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London Southend Airport

Southend Airport Airspace Grab!

As anticipated, London Southend Airport are looking to acquire a huge slice of Class D airspace which, if granted, will extend from the Thames estuary all the way up to Clacton, and effectively  making glider flights to our South untenable. Can we do anything to counter this proposal? AOPA’s statement indicates that it’s a done […]

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Glider Finish

BGA 2014 Nationals Competition Calendar

The dates and venues for next year’s Nationals are as follows; Standard Class/Open Class Nationals (Lasham): 24th May to 1st June 2014 18m Class Nationals (Husbands Bosworth): 5th to 13th July 2014 Club Class Nationals (Dunstable): 26th July to 3rd August 2014 15m Class Nationals (Tibenham): 16th to 24th August 2014 Junior Championships (Lasham): 16th to […]

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EASA

EASA Pilot Licence Conversions

This note intends to bring glider pilots up to date on the subject of conversion from BGA Gliding Certificates and endorsements to an EASA licence and associated ratings. Summary 1. From April 2015, all pilots flying EASA aircraft, including sailplanes, must hold a valid Part-FCL licence. 2. The BGA will handle the process of converting […]

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Motor Glider

Gaz is back!

Thanks to Richard Kimberley, our superbly refurbished Motorglider is back at the club and ready to be utilised. Lots of members and vistors have been asking about the upcoming changes to pilot licensing, and what they have to do in order to secure ‘grandfather rights’ before EASA’s D-day in 2015. Well now is your chance […]

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