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UK – EU Transition, and UK Civil Aviation Regulations

To access current UK civil aviation regulations, including AMC and GM, CAA regulatory documents, please use this link to UK Regulation. Please note, if you use information and guidance under the Headings, the references to EU regulations or EU websites in our guidance will not be an accurate information or description of your obligations under UK law. These pages are undergoing reviews and updates.

EASA Sailplanes Air Operations Rules

In light of the specific nature of operations with sailplanes, it was decided that there was a need for dedicated operational rules for the sector. These rules have been restructured and simplified, to ensure that they are proportionate using a risk-based approach.

Taking into account the less complex nature and smaller scale of commercial operations with sailplanes as compared to other forms of commercial aviation and following a risk-based approach, commercial operations with sailplanes now only require a prior declaration to the competent authority. To make a declaration please contact the British Gliding Association (BGA).

From 9 July 2019 all pilots of EASA sailplanes for both commercial and non-commercial operations shall operate the sailplanes in accordance with the requirements set out in Annex II (Part-SAO) of (EU) 2018/1976.

The EASA sailplanes easy access rule book can be found on the EASA website.

Please see the British Gliding Association webpage for further information.

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