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All sailplanes, other than those included in Annex I to the Basic Regulation (EU) 2018/1139, are subject to the requirements of European Regulations.

The Irish Gliding & Soaring Association (IGSA) holds approval to maintain sailplanes and carry out Airworthiness Reviews (Part CAO) and issue Airworthiness Review Certificates (ARC). Information on the continuing airworthiness requirements for sailplanes and powered sailplanes is contained within Part ML.

The scope of gliding and soaring operations in the Republic of Ireland encompasses some 120 pilots operating approx. 30 sailplanes.

Flying a Sailplane (glider)

Sailplane (glider) Licensing requirements are available here.