SAC Web Editor Position

The SAC Board would be interested in hearing from individuals that would have an interest in taking on the editing duties of SAC website. Tasks would include keeping content fresh and up to date by seeking out interesting articles and news, keeping the documents in order and updating links or other information that requires updating over time. The web editor would also work to build new content for the website over time and would also involve keeping the SAC twitter feed churning with interesting content.

No specific skills are required other than proficiency with a computer and keenness to learn as much of the technical aspects can be learned by an individual with a certain amount of training and hands on work.

If you feel you would be a good candidate for this position or if there is an individual at your club that you feel would make a good candidate, please send Jay Allardyce a note at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2014 Edmonton Soaring Club Junior Soaring Camp

Edmonton Soaring Camp Attendees
 

Where: Edmonton Soaring Club, Chipman Alberta

When: Friday, August 22 2014 - Friday, August 29 2014

Who is Eligible: Licensed glider pilots under 26 years of age. Due to aircraft and instructor limitations, only seven (7) applicants will be accepted.

Accommodations: Bring a tent and stay on the field, or use our bunkhouse. Shower and kitchen facilities are provided in the clubhouse so that cooking is easy. Rides may be available into Edmonton, Chipman, Vegreville, or Lamont for groceries. Nearby Chipman also has a restaurant if rides are available from local members.

Transportation: ESC’s volunteers will be available to pick attendees up from Edmonton if pilots come via bus or airline. Prior arrangements are required.

Cost: Camp registration fee is $50 non-refundable. Tow fees are standard at $14/1000 feet. Glider rental fee is significantly reduced to $0.60/min. GST not included.

Course Opportunities: The Blanik L-23, the Puchacz, the Blanik L-33, the PW-5, and ASW-15 (only for experienced pilots) are available for rental. Attendees will also have the opportunity to receive training in the following activities:

1. Heavy emphasis on pilot decision-making in all aspects of flight and ground operations.

2. Transition to higher performance aircraft. Your training will start in the L-23 and Puchacz. Pilots showing excellent decision-making and flying skills may be allowed to solo in the single-seat gliders.

3. Land-out procedures.

4. Advanced thermalling techniques, collision avoidance.

5. Cross-country soaring equipment, techniques, and options.

6. Emergency parachute procedures.

7. Composite glider construction methods, rigging, and derigging

Questions and Comments: Please contact the club if you have any questions or comments:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and put “Junior Camp” in the subject.

Note: All applications must be received by August 15, 2014. Registration will be on a first-come, first serve basis.

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2014 Ontario Provincial Gliding Championships @ York Soaring

York Soaring Association with support from the Soaring Association of Canada will host the 2014 Ontario Provincial Gliding Championships

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Contest Director: Ed Hollestelle
Contest Manager: Patrick McMahon
Weather: Tony Firman

Practice Dates: July 31, August 1
Contest Dates: August 2 - 5
Rain Dates: August 9 and 10

Registration: $75 if registered by July 21, $85 up to Contest Day 1

Make use of York’s 9 runways, great airspace options, modern clubhouse, camping opportunities and evening events (BBQs, drive in movie night).

Register today at http://provincials.yorksoaring.com

We look forward to delivering a safe, entertaining and fair contest for all level of pilots (including a novice / Mud Bowl class with enough interest). The website and other branding assets will be available to any club who may wish to host the Provincials going forward and not have to re-create digital assets.

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2014 Canadian National Soaring Championships - Wrap Up

The 2014 Canadian National Soaring Championships, hosted by SOSA Gliding Club in Rockton, Ontario, wrapped up on Saturday, July 5th after four official contest days. The weather did not cooperate for much of the contest, but the pilots did get four days of flying in after extending the contest an extra day. Despite the poor weather for much of the contest, the four days that were flown saw great conditions and speeds of over 100 km/h in the FAI class for all four official contest days.

A huge congratulations to Jerzy Szemplinski, winner of the FAI Class and Anthony Kawzowicz, winner of the Club Class. Congratulations are also extended to all pilots that flew in the Nationals for a safe contest and four days of exciting racing. And a huge thank you to SOSA Gliding Club for putting on a great contest!

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Top Pilots - 2014 Nationals
L to R:
Chris Wiercioch - 2nd place Club Class
Roger Hildesheim - 3rd place Club Class
Anthony Kawzowicz - 1st place Club Class
Jerzy Szemplinski - 1st place FAI Class
Dave Springford - 2nd place FAI Class
Sergei Morozov - 3rd place FAI Class

 

 

 

The final scores for the 2014 Nationals can be found here
Click here to see some great photos from the 2014 Nationals courtesy of Colin Batin

 

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