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Canadian National Soaring Championships - 2023

SOSA has agreed to host the 2023 Nationals between the dates of 26 Jul - 4 Aug. Practice days will be 24-25 Jul.

It is planned to have three classes:
18 m
15 m/ Std
Club

We'll have a website up soon and open up the registration form.

Mark the dates on your calendar, and we will see you in July.

2023 Western Showdown - WCSC & APSC

Cu Nim Gliding Club (Calgary) will be hosting a combined contest week/weekend featuring the first running of the "Western Canadian Soaring Championship" with the "Alberta Provincial Soaring Championships" in mid-May 2023.

 

Learn more about this exciting contest event at the contest website. There may be an issue with the SSL Certificate that's being worked on. :(

2023 Hangar Talk Schedule

The Canadian soaring thought leaders at SOSA are back with another season of Hangar Talks, please follow up with your club president or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the "Zoom link".

The 2023 schedule of events is as follows:

Date

Presentation

Presenter

Sunday Feb 26   4pm

Forecasting Soaring Weather

Joerg Stieber

Sunday Mar 5     4pm

How to talk to ATC

Charlie Honey

Sunday Mar 19    4pm

LX-Nav Instruments

Dave Springford

Sunday Mar 26    1pm

Safety Talk / Recency

Dave Donaldson

Sunday Apr 2       4pm

Official Observer Training

Dave Springford             Joerg Stieber

Sunday Apr 16     4pm

Southern Ontario Airspace and IFR Traffic Flow

Hans Juergensen

Dave Springford

Times are EST.

SAC 2022 AGM - Remote - March 19

Draft reports for the AGM are available here.

David Donaldson will provide the Zoom account to clubs - look for the login details from your club.
All times EST

Saturday, March 19th
1-2 SAC AGM

2-2:30 David Donaldson, National Safety Officer, 

introduction to the Howspace and online resources such as instructor recurrency material

strategies to help us safely recover from the pandemic

2:30-3:00 Great Canadian flights:

Chester Fitchett will share his 1600km wave flight experience from CuNim on 16 October 2021.
Trevor Florence will share his 1000km flight soaring the Rockies from Invermere on 12 July 2021.

3:00-3:30 Dan Cook introduction to virtual reality headsets, flight simulation and training considerations.

3:30-4:00 International great flight:

Abbey and Terry Delore will share their story of flying the length of New Zealand: North and South Island.

4pm End of program, informal chat

New SAC Office Manager

The Soaring Association of Canada is pleased to announce a new office administrator - Tom Coulson, SOSA.

Tom is a stalwart contributor to the sport of soaring in Canada, from is base of operations at SOSA between Cambridge and Hamilton, ON.

Reach Tom at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for your membership needs.

Thanks Tom!

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Mayfly 2018, Day 1
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First "vache" of the year
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