VGC Rally & Rendezvous Licensing for Non-UK Pilots

As you may be aware, if you are intending to fly a UK registered Part 21 glider or powered aircraft at the Rally or the Rendezvous, or you are intending to fly one whilst you are in the UK, you will need to have your licence validated.
If you are:
  • Intending to fly non part 21 aircraft (the old annex 2); or
  • You are flying an aircraft from the same state or country that your licence is from, then you are covered by the Recognition of ICAO third county licences in UK Airspace agreement.
The CAA have a facility on their web site to trigger the validation process. Unfortunately, when we looked at it as part of exploring what had to be done to get the Rally/Rendezvous up and running, we discovered that the processes asked for appear to be inappropriate. We are, through the BGA, getting this sorted out and once we have a simpler, more appropriate process in place we will announce it here along with directions on how to carry this out.