President & Eastern Zone Director
Sylvain Bourque is the Eastern Zone Director since 2005, VP from 2006 to 2009, and President since 2010.
Sylvain first flew a glider in 1994 with AVV Champlain, involved as instructor, tow pilot and with the treasury. He also holds a CPL-A IFR and an advanced drone pilot certificate with a flight reviewer rating. He also is an aeronautical radio examiner and an authorized person for glider licensing. He is proud to be part of this board which has such a wide variety of backgrounds and a huge involvement in the soaring community.
SAC Office Manager
Office Manager since 2021.
Tom had his first flight in the fall of 1979, with a then university classmate, at the SOSA Gliding Club. This was “too good” so he started gliding lessons in the spring of 1980. He became an instructor in 1988 and still enjoys passing the joy of soaring on to others. He has held many Board positions over the years and is currently the club’s treasurer. He still finds time to do some cross-country flying in his Mosquito and Arcus. Tom has a CPL and is a tow pilot. Before retiring recently, Tom worked in the aviation industry as a software designer..
Eastern Ontario Zone Director & Vice President
Eastern Ontario Zone Director since 2014 and Vice-President since 2016
George has been flying gliders since 1998 and is an instructor since 2004. He is currently president and, until recently, was Chief Flight Instructor of Rideau Valley Soaring. He also coordinates the Ottawa area glider pilot ground school and has given theoretical lessons. George is the proud owner of an ASW-20 that he flies whenever he is not scheduled for instruction. George has been retired since 2013, enabling him to carry out more flying and instruction during the weekdays. George has been actively promoting gliding in the Ottawa area and is pleased to see a steady increase in membership at Rideau Valley Soaring.