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BGA Motor Gliding - Instructing & Examining

Many BGA clubs operate self-launching motor gliders (SLMG), offering a wide range of training and other enjoyable flying, all at modest cost.

Instruction in these motor gliders may be offered only by instructors holding a motor glider instructor rating.  There are currently two entirely separate instructor ratings:  details are in the BGA’s Laws and Rules

BGA MGIR Administration

The BGA MGIR is not a stand-alone rating. The BGA MGIR is only valid when llinked to a valid BGA Full or in some cases, Assistant instructor rating. However, the BGA MGIR is subject to revalidation requirements - see Laws and Rules for details.

Initial Issue
Initial issue of the BGA MGIR follows a test by a BGA SRE or RE who holds the rating in question. The examiner and applicant should complete a BGA Instructor Form 6 and forward it to the BGA office, which will issue the BGA MGIR Rating Card. The examiner should retain the test record and report brief details to the SRE(MG) at: andy@asmiller.freeserve.co.uk.

Additions/ Variations/ Renewal
Additions/ Variations/ Renewal can also be conducted by a BGA SRE or BGA RE or BGA FIE who holds the ratings in question.
No forms are required.

The examiner should retain the test record, record details on the candidate’s MGIR Rating Card, and report brief details to the SRE(MG).


CAA's FI(SLMG) Rating

The FI(SLMG) is a national rating issued by the CAA; details of initial issue, revalidation and renewal are in CAP 804. 

Training and examining for this rating are managed by the BGA’s Senior Regional Examiner (Motor Gliders).  Normal practice is for a candidate to undergo an assessment flight, followed by appropriate training and then the competency Flight Test. Candidates are advised that the overheads associated with this training are such that refunds are unavailable for cancellations.


Advice for Instructors

Advice for instructors conducting training flights for PPL rating revalidation has been added to Power Flying>>Documents


Motor Glider Examining - Who Does What?

UPDATE - 22 SEPTEMBER 2012. AIC White108/2012 announced restrictions to the privileges of R and GR examiners (and cancelled AIC W064/2012, referenced in the 18 May update). These national examiner authorisations are now limited to national ratings: SLMG and SSEA; arrangements for these are unchanged. Tests and revalidations for TMG and SEP(land) ratings, however, can now be done only by examiners with FE or FIE authorisations.

TEST OR CHECK REQUIRED
EXAMINER
Rating revalidation by experience

R
(Most other examiner authorisations also include the authority to revalidate by experience)

Initial appointment and revalidation/renewal
By the CAA after recommendation by the BGA

Process
Candidate to complete CAA forms (SRG1128 and SRG1187) and send them to the BGA with a covering letter from his/her club's CFI or Chairman.

Before approving the application and returning it to the applicant for onwards posting to the CAA, the BGA will consult with the Instructors Committee Chairman, the BGA SRE(MG) and the BGA Chief Exec.

NPPL Ground Exams GR(SLMG) or GR(M)

NPPL SLMG
flight tests and ground exams

XMG
JAR-FCL TMG flight tests FE(PPL) or TMG

Initial issue of CAA FI(SLMG)

FIE

Revalidation/ renewal of
CAA's FI(SLMG)

FIE or “BGA Panel Examiner” (CAP804, Section 5 Part H, Subpart 2, Page 4).  
Use CAA Instructor Form 3 SRG\1135
A BGA Panel Examiner is defined by the BGA: “A BGA SRE or RE who also holds a CAA CAA FE, FIE or XMG Authorisation and the FI(SLMG) rating .”

Initial issue, revalidation/ renewal & upgrades of BGA MGIR

A BGA SRE or RE who also holds the rating in question

Number Of Examiners
The Association will aim to ensure that the number of examiners in each region is balanced against the regions needs.

Payment
CAA fees are to be paid by candidates.  50% of the revalidation but not initial or lapsed rating renewal fees may be re-claimed from the BGA at its discretion by examiners active within the Association.

Advice – taken from the CAA’s TRAININGCOM 1/2008
“We regularly receive applications from instructors to be authorised as examiners, particularly FE PPL.  Sometimes we have difficulty justifying the authorisation of additional examiners as our records indicate that several are already listed as available, either at that particular airfield, or within a reasonable distance.  Further enquiries often reveal, however, that some of these examiners have moved on, are no longer active or are otherwise unavailable for test.

Therefore, if you are (or know of) an examiner who is no longer active, please inform (or prompt him/her to inform) the CFE via PLD at Gatwick to enable us to update our list of examiner availability.

Whilst on the topic of examiner availability:  all examiners are expected to be professional and courteous and their integrity should be above reproach.  They should also be impartial and apply the test and check standards fairly, without favour and to common standards.  Therefore, although it may seem advantageous for schools and clubs to have a designated examiner on the staff, it should not be necessary.”


Power Examiners

This list is subject to change. Requests for additions, deletions, or other changes should be made to the SRE(MG).

Andy Miller  SRE(MG)

FIE (SLMG)
XMG
FE(PPL) TMG
GR(SLMG)

Wiltshire 01249 821 031
Andy Aveling

XMG

Lasham 07880 730 255
Peter Brown FI (SLMG) Halton

pbrown196@hotmail.co.uk

07920105195
01296 420428

Ray Brownrigg

FI(SLMG)
XMG
GR(SLMG)

Oxfordshire
Sportflying
Enstone

01608 677208
osf@enstoneaerodrome.co.uk

Dave Bullock FIE (SLMG)
XMG
GR
BGA RE
Bicester

07901 553 341
bullockda@talk21.com

Gordon Burkett GR(SLMG)
R
Bidford

01789 772606
07957 587671

David Cockburn FE (PPL) SEP TMG GR

LN8 3BH
RH6 7EJ

07715 366 239
Dick Cole

BGA RE (NE)
FIE
XMG
GR(SLMG)
CRI(SEP)

YO7 2EY 01423 322 398
Jon Cooke FIE (SEP, TMG)
FE (PPL) (SEP, TMG, Microlight)
FI (A) (SEP, TMG, Microlight)
Tatenhill, Wellesbourne 0777 345 9756
cfijon@gmail.com
Barrie Elliott X(MG) SO32 3PQ barrieelliott@btinternet.com
Derren Francis R
CRI
Bicester

07880 558120
derrenfrancis@aol.com

John Garrett

BGA RE Thames Valley

FE
CRI
XMG

Bicester jgarrett@toucansurf.com
Don Irving FE (PPL, SLMG) Portmoak

01592 840359
donirving@btinternet.com

Matt Lane

FE(PPL) (SEP, TMG)

Oxfordshire / Gloucestershire

07725 048651
matt@fosseflight.co.uk

Mick Lee

FI SEP TMG(SLMG)
FE SEP TMG(SLMG)

NG34 8WY

01529 303249 (H)
01909 481802(W)

Colin McInnes GR
FI(A) (SEP, TMG, SLMG)
FE(A) (SEP, TMG, SLMG)
Halton 01296630487
07950 171119
cjmcinnes@hotmail.com
Ian Kennedy FI (SLMG), R South Wales 07957 195443
ian.kennedy10@btinternet.com
Jonathan May FI (SLMG)
CRI (SEP,TMG,M)
R
Bicester
Long Marston
FI{at}JonathanMay.co.uk
zero7793 590334
Les Merritt

GR
FI & FE (SLMG)
CRI SEP

Buckminster 01572 812911
Dave Munro XMG
GR & FI (SLMG)
SRE
Tibbenham

01502 712389
07858 103815

Alastair Mutch R Portmoak 07785 264511
Patrick Naegeli

SRE(South East)
FE (SLMG)
GR (SLMG)

RG25 2RF 07836 357394
Alan Nicholson

FE(PPL)

NE Scotland 07837 465 147
Andrew Roch

BGA RE (Thames)
FI(SLMG)
GR(SLMG)
XMG (SLMG)

Dunstable

andy@londonglidingclub.com

George Ross XMG GR (SLMG) Portmoak &
Oban (Connel)

0131 665 0998
07711 305393

Chula Rupasinha R London 07769 920 076
Colin Sword

FE (PPL & SLMG)
SXM
GR

Scotland & N England

01670 504 338
colin@lovat-fraser.co.uk

Clive Stainer TMG Hinton in the Hedges

07970 179 527
http://www.pilotflighttraining.com/index.html

Pete Stratten

FE (SLMG)/XMG
BGA RE

Northants

07749908444 Note - can arrange for PPL theoretical knowledge examinations to be taken by BGA club members during office hours at BGA HQ

Andy Walford RE Gransden Lodge 01480 213868
Paul Whitehead

GR (SLMG)
X(MG)
CRI for tugs
R Examiner
BGA RE(MG)

Yorkshire

p.whitehead@tesco.net
01904 737254

Steve Williams GR
FI(SLMG)
Southdown GC

07747 790706

Alan Wrigley

BGA RE
FIE

CRI/CRE

IRE (SLMG MEP,SEP,TMG)
XMG

Rufforth

alanwrigley@hotmail.co.uk

07831 401120

Andy Durston
CRI (TMG,SEP), R
Portsmouth
07863 292310
cfi@pngc.co.uk

 

 


 


 

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