· · All Instructors must be approved by the CFI before instructing takes place
· Minimum age to become an instructor, BI or IFP at HusBos is 18 years old.
· · All instructors are responsible for their own 3 and 5 year checks – you will
not receive a reminder from the BGA. (For BI’s/IFPs you will need an annual standardisation
flight with a nominated instructor.)
· · All instructors are responsible for their own currency.
· · All instructors are responsible for their own medicals. Copies of medicals to
be filed with office.
· All instructors must be within the weight limits placarded for any aircraft that
· · Instructors are responsible for briefing early solo pilots before they fly. (see
section on “Young Pilots”)
· · When briefing early cross country attempts, instructors are responsible to ensure
that the early pilot has a good understanding of airspace, NOTAMs of the day, is
carrying a moving map and know how to use it. ( I recommend EVFR Basic which is free
on android and Apple, Notams and airspace can be updated daily and gives plenty
of warning if either is close by. )
· · Instructors must ensure that pilots have seen the winch safety videos on the
BGA website Safe winch launches part 1 video: and part 2 video. And the on-line quiz.
Before first solo flights on winch.
· Only a full category instructor may send a pupil on a first solo. Assistant Category
instructors may be authorised to do so on a case-by-case basis by a higher ranking
instructor where that pupil has been assessed previously. Early solo flights (and
type conversions ) the pilot must be a minimum of 15kgs (33lbs) above the minimum
cockpit weight) - only approved fixed weights may be used - NO LEAD CUSHIONS! A full
briefing must be given. The pupil before first solo must have filled in the “Pre-Solo
quiz” paper (from the office) and the instructor needs to check if they have the
correct medical in place.
· Unqualified pilots An unqualified glider pilot is a pilot who does not hold the
BGA Bronze and Cross-Country Endorsements or a LAPL(S) or SPL. Any glider pilot who
has yet to demonstrate the knowledge, skill and judgement required of a qualified
glider pilot will need a level of decisionmaking support by a more experienced pilot.
An unqualified pilot cannot be reasonably expected to fly without an appropriate
level of supervision. Flying by unqualified pilots must be supervised by a suitably