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pdf GFA SB 03 22 Safety Policy Commitment Popular

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pdf GFA SB 02/22 Safe Hydration Popular

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GFA SB 02_22 Safe Hydration.pdf

GFA SB 02/22 Safe Hydration

This bulletin discusses guidance on safe hydration practices, appropriate for most reasonably healthy pilots, underpinned by advice from aviation medical experts.

Note: This bulletin does not discuss medical issues concerning complications associated with comorbidities and any underlying health conditions that may affect body temperature regulation, gastric and kidney function, and metabolisation of salts, sugars and water. Any pilot with such conditions must seek advice from their medical practitioners. Any pilot in doubt concerning appropriate fluid intakes must seek advice from their medical practitioners.

pdf GFA SB 01/22 Safety Heat Stress Dehydration Popular

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GFA SB 01/22 Safety Heat Stress Dehydration

This bulletin addresses hazards associated with heat stress, heat exhaustion, dehydration, associated fatigue and ill effects that may affect summer flying, camps and competitions

pdf GFA SB 01/21 Resumption of Gliding Activities After Periods of Inactivity Popular

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GFA SB 0121 Resumption of Gliding Activities After Periods of Inactivity (1).pdf

pdf GFA SB 01/20 Safety Differently Popular

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SMS-SB 01_20 Safety Differently.pdf

GFA SB 01/20 Safety Differently

When we talk about safety, we actually don’t talk about safety. We talk about the lack of it - the absence of it. We talk about incidents, we investigate accidents, we scratch our heads at the mismanagement of risk by our fellow pilots. We even measure our safety by the number of instances in which it was absent – for example, an accident rate. It is time to start doing, and seeing, safety differently.

pdf GFA SB 01/19 Trailers Popular

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SMS-SB 01 19 Trailers .pdf

GFA SB 01/19 Trailers

Every Soaring Season we hear stories, usually third hand, about various on-road incidents involving members towing their gliders. Fortunately the majority of these incidents are minor but they all result in unexpected interruptions to travel and flying plans, and create unwanted frustration and unplanned expense. Unfortunately most of these incidents also go unreported within our Safety, Operations Airworthiness Reporting (SOAR) system where we collect data on your often unfortunate experiences, so we miss out on the opportunity to learn so that others can avoid similar expensive experiences. This Bulletin highlights some of the common events we heard about. 

pdf GFA SB 01/18 Drug and Alcohol Management for Gliding clubs Popular

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SMS-SB 01_18 Drug and Alcohol Management for Gliding clubs.pdf

GFA SB 01/18 Drug and Alcohol Management for Gliding clubs

In aviation, to operate safely, risks must be managed. One risk that can be removed is mistakes made by those affected by alcohol or other drugs. Alcohol and other drugs seriously affect performance.

This bulletin provides information to assist clubs develop a Drug and Alcohol Management policy under their Safety Management System.