Bronze Badge

Lowered Age for Bronze Badge

The BGA has confirmed that in order to apply for a Bronze badge you now only need to be 14, rather than the 16 it was previosuly, which will give some of you have a recently gone, and those that are closed to going, solo something to aim for.

In order to qualify for bronze you need to:

  • Have 50 solo flights or 20 solo flights and 10 hours total flying time
  • Complete a series of ‘flight tests’ with a Full Cat (ideally Robin or Dan)
  • Complete a ground multiple choice exam
  • Complete two of either 1 hour solo from an A/T or 30 mins from a winch launch.

More information can be found in Laws and Rules:

http://www.gliding.co.uk/bgainfo/Lawsandrules/LR2012Part2GliderPilotCertification.pdf

In order to qualify for the XC endorsement you still need to be 16 but gives you plenty of time to get ready!

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