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 British Gliding Association to put in place the necessary measures for the approval.
The move compliments the British Gliding Association’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.
With the assistance of the British Gliding Association, the UK Civil Aviation Authority will now work towards achieving its stated aim of implementing the Sailplane Pilot’s Licence, as recently announced in CAP2532 GA Pilot Licensing & Training Simplification.
Michael MacDonald, Co-Head of General Aviation and RPAS Unit, at the UK Civil Aviation Authority, 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, Chief Executive Officer of the British Gliding Association, said:
“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.”
Notes to Editor:
- The UK Civil Aviation Authority is the UK’s aviation regulator. We work so that the aviation industry meets the highest safety standards and consumers have choice, value for money, are protected and treated fairly when they fly.
- The purpose of the UK Civil Aviation Authority approval is to approve the British Gliding Association as a Qualified Entity under Article 69 of UK (EC) Regulation No. 2018/1139 (the Basic Regulation) and ARA.GEN.205 of UK (EU) Regulation No. 1178/2011 as retained (and amended in UK domestic law) under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, to make recommendations to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for the issue of Part-SFCL Sailplane licences (SPLs), complete with appropriate privileges, ratings, certificates and authorisations
- The British Gliding Association and UK Civil Aviation Authority have come together to produce STEM | Gliding - STEM (caa.co.uk)