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Dedicated rules for sailplanes

The GA Roadmap steering committee decided recently that a dedicated implementing rule (IR) for sailplane should be drafted, bringing more proportionality and simplicity. More specifically, the task is to remove from the existing IR the bits addressing the operation of sailplanes and the licensing of sailplane pilots and to draft with these a new IR. The expectation is that an IR which is dedicated to one aircraft category only facilitates a simplified structure and thus the accessibility by the GA community. The drafting of the IR is done in close cooperation with the European Gliding Union (EGU), NAAs and sailplane manufacturers. The schedule for the entire project runs until the end of 2018.