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This page is designed to act as a single point of reference and directory for legislation and regulation that is relevant to glider pilots and gliding clubs in the UK.

The page is provided as an aid to clubs and individuals and the BGA will aim to ensure that it is maintained to reflect the latest position. However, the BGA does not warrant that the information here is either complete or up to date. It remains the responsibilty of individual clubs and pilots to ensure that they are aware of the latest position and to take all steps to comply with that position.

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Key Documents

Laws & Rules. The latest version of the BGA's Laws & Rules, published March 2015.
CAP804 - CAA publication 'Flight Crew Licensing: Mandatory Requirements, Policy and Guidance'
CAP393: Air Navigation - The Order and the Regulations. This contains the text of the Air Navigation Order 2005 and the Rules of the Air and other Regulations. A summary of the changes between the current and previous versions of CAP393 can be found here.


Aeronautical Charts
Air Space Classifications
UK Aeronautical Information Package (UKAIP)
VFR Guide

Airfield Regulation
CAP 793: Safe Operating Practices at Unlicenced Aerodromes (replaces CAP428)

Fuel Storage
Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (England) Regs 2001
Dangerous Substances Explosive Atmosphere Regulation
CAP 748 (CAA fuel storage guidance)


CAA News Release 0705 (Information Only) - proposals for implementation of new insurance requirements for aircraft operators
EC Regulation 785/2004


Airworthiness Directives
BGA Airworthiness & Maintenance Procedures Manual (AMP)
CAP523 - Display of Nationality & Registration Marks
CAP 747 - provides a single point of reference for mandatory airworthiness information and airworthiness directives for civil aircraft registered in the UK.
EASA Regulatory Structure

Club Management

Disability Discimination Act
Sport England briefing
The Act

Right to Roam access maps

Medical Standards

Alcohol & Flying
Railways & Transport Act 2003
CAA Flight Ops Dept Communication 28/2003
BGA Medical Fitness Validation & Procedures
DVLA Standards

Pilot Licensing

Information on this topic is in the Pilot Licensing section.


CAP 413 Radiotelephony Manual
Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949
Wireless Telegraphy Act 1998


Road Vehicles (Construction & Use) Regulations 1986
Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989
Laws & Rules Trailers Supplement (updated July 2012)


Charity Flights (AIC 070/2008, White 153)


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