Glid­ing past

Pilot - - NEW REGS -

When, in 2013, the CAA was re­quired to in­cor­po­rate the UK’S glider fleet into the G-reg­is­ter, the pro­to­col was to take the Bri­tish Glid­ing As­so­ci­a­tion tri­graph, a three-let­ter code start­ing with AAA which had by then reached KRZ, and pre­cede it with C to get the new marks. Where that regis­tra­tion had al­ready been is­sued, the glider’s pre­fix would move to D and so on. The BGA con­tin­ued to is­sue tri­graphs but with a jump to LMA to give a bit of clear­ance, and in-se­quence glid­ers have reached G-CLYE, al­beit with nu­mer­ous spa­ces. How­ever, with Lam­bert Mis­sion G-CLMW, the rou­tine in­se­quence marks have closed the gap and will ul­ti­mately over­take, push­ing the glid­ers into the G-DS.

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