2016 SAC AGM

Association Canadienne de Vol à Voile
Assemblée Annuelle 2016 ACVV - SAC et Colloque de sécurité et de mise à jour des connaissances
L’ACVV-SAC vous invite à l’AGM 2016 de Montréal.
Samedi 12 mars 2016 de 9h à 17h.
Elle aura lieu à la Maison de Radio-Canada,
1400, Boulevard René-Lévesque Est, Montréal, QC H2L 2M2
Les sujets traités seront d’intérêt général, liés à la sécurité en planeur
Sa présence est une mise à jour des connaissances selon le RAC 401.05
Il sera possible de manger sur place à la cafeteria à vos frais
SVP s'inscrire en remplissant le formulaire en ligne suivant: Formulaire d'Inscription AGA ACVV

Si besoin, voici un hotel à proximité:

Hôtel Gouverneur Montréal Place Dupuis
1415, rue Saint-Hubert
Montréal (Québec) H2L 3Y9
Tel: 514 842-4881
ou Sans frais : 1-888-910-1111
Code de réservation : 160311SAC
(117$+taxes par nuit si réservé avant le 11 févier 2016)
Samedi 12 mars 2016
- 8:30 Arrivé des participants et inscription
- 9:00 Colloque de sécurité- Accueil et mot de bienvenue
- 9:05 Sylvain Bourque, pilote professionnel d'UAV et chef pilote/Instructeur National pour CBC/Radio-Canada et instructeur à l'AVVC fera une présentation sur l'utilisation professionnelle d'UAV -Drone dans l'espace aérien Canadien
- 10:00 Pause café
- 10:15 Meteo vol à voile / sécurité - Jean Richard
- 11:00 AGM ACVV - SAC
- 12:00 Diner et Remise des trophées ACVV-SAC
- 13:10 Emmanuel Cadieux - Mondiaux Junior d’Australie - Décembre 2015
- 13:30 Rapport de l’officier de sécurité National ACVV-SAC David Donaldson
- 14:30 Dealing with emergencies Dan Cook, Directeur FTSC - ACVV)
- 17:00 fin du séminaire
- 19:00 Souper, endroit à déterminer


Soaring Association of Canada
2016 Annual General Meeting and SAC Safety Seminar
SAC invites you to the 2016 Montreal AGM
Saturday, March 12th from 9 am to 5 pm
The AGM will be held at the Maison de Radio-Canada (CBC),
1400, Boulevard René-Lévesque Est, Montréal, QC H2L 2M2
Discussions will be of general interest and safety related
Attending to this seminar will satisfy the recency requirements of CARS 401.05
Lunch at cafeteria will be available on site at your own expense
Please register by completing the online registration form: SAC AGM Registration Form
Nearby Hotel If Required:
Hôtel Gouverneur Montreal Place Dupuis
1415, rue Saint-Hubert
Montreal (QC) H2L 3Y9
Phone: 514 842-4881
Toll free : 1-888-910-1111
Reservation Code : 160311SAC
(117$+tax per night if reserved before February 11th 2016)
Saturday March 12th
- 8:30 Arrival of attendees and registration
- 9:00 Welcome and opening of seminar
- 9:05 Sylvain Bourque, Commercial UAV pilot and National chief pilot/Instructor for CBC / Radio-Canada and Instructor at Champlain, will do a presentation about commercial UAV - Drone use in Canadian airspace
- 10:00 Coffee Break
- 10:15 Weather and safety - Jean Richard
- 11:00 SAC AGM
- 12:00 Lunch - SAC awards and trophies
- 13:10 Emmanuel Cadieux - Junior worlds report - Australia - December 2015
- 13:30 National safety officer 2015 report - David Donaldson
- 14:30 Dealing with emergencies - Dan Cook, Chairman of SAC FTSC
- 15:30 Break
- 17:00 End of seminar
- 19:00 Dinner - location TBD

Southern Ontario Events

Several gliding events are planned for Southern Ontario this summer:

SOSA Basic Country-Country Clinic: Monday July 27th to Friday July 31st

To be held at SOSA Gliding Club near Rockton, ON. Non-SOSA participants should bring their own glider. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for more details.

Ontario Provincial Soaring Championships: Friday September 4th to Monday September 7th

To be held at SOSA Gliding Club near Rockton, ON. Friday, September 4th is a practice day.


2015 Canadian National Soaring Championships


The 2015 Canadian National Soaring Championships will be held at Olds/Netook Airfield in Alberta from June 10 - 19 with practice days on June 8 & 9.
Olds/Netook Airfield is located 45 minutes north of Calgary and is one of the sites used by the Air Cadets for familiarization flying.
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A website with all the details will be launched shortly. In the meantime, you can follow us on Facebook at Canadian National Soaring Competition 2015.

FAI Whitepaper on Woman In Gliding

Two years ago, the FAI put together a special committee to examine woman in air sports and explore ways to increase female membership in air sports. The committee focused specifically on woman in gliding, which is fortunate for us and they put together a white paper to share the results of their research. The white paper shares insight and experience from Canada with York Soaring receiving an honorable mention. The white paper is an excellent read and all clubs could benefit from the information contained in the white paper. The white paper has been posted on the SAC website can be downloaded from the following link.

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..

News from Canadian clubs

C-FFAG First Flight
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MayFly 2018 Fly Day 1 results
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Mayfly 2018, Day 1
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First "vache" of the year
As soon as we launched at 12:10 on Thursday, we could see that the day would be better then we had expected. Cu's began to form even though it was suppose to...
More spring checks and training flights
Another day of good soaring brings an almost perfect score for this first weekend in May.While a team of dedicated owners performed aircraft weighing in the Boudreault hangar with Niall digital scales,...

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