Sailplane Pilot's Licence to be issued by British Gliding Association

Sailplane pilot licences are to be issued by the British Gliding Association after being granted Delegated Authority status by the UK Civil Aviation Authority.

The CAA said it has been working with the British Gliding Association (BGA) to put in place the necessary measures for the approval.

The move compliments the BGA’s existing approval for assessing applications for the issue of ratings, certificates, or authorisations as well as assessing applications for the issue of a Sailplane Pilot’s Licence on the bases of holding a BGA Certificate.

The CAA will now work towards implementing the Sailplane Pilot’s Licence, working with the BGA, as recently announced in CAP2532 GA Pilot Licensing & Training Simplification.

Michael MacDonald, co-head of General Aviation and RPAS Unit, at the CAA, said, “We welcome the opportunity of working more closely with the BGA as part of this enhanced delegation decision.

“This is an important part of the General Aviation change programme and one we are pleased to see has come to a mutual agreement.”

Pete Stratten, BGA chief executive officer, added, “Delegation is an important enabler for GA and we welcome this development. We look forward to continuing to provide a great service to the gliding community supported by this approval.”

British Gliding Association


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