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
Note: All applications must be received by August 15, 2014. Registration will be on a first-come, first serve basis.
York Soaring Association with support from the Soaring Association of Canada will host the 2014 Ontario Provincial Gliding Championships
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.