Twitter response: "Could not authenticate you."

Final Glide - David A Collard

SAC has learned of the passing of long-time coordinator of the SAC Youth Bursary program, a role that has certainly helped establish a love of soaring for many pilots in Canada.

Thank you.

David's Obituary

SAC 2023 AGM – In person and Virtual - March 25

After three years we finally have the opportunity to meet in person. We have decided to hold our SAC Annual General Meeting (AGM) in an appropriate venue: the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. The actual AGM will take place from 10:30 AM to 12 PM. In the afternoon there will be a few lectures and we are trying to arrange a special tour of the reserve hangar. You will be given free admission to the Museum. The museum opens at 9:00 AM. SAC AGM participants are also entitled to free parking. We will send you your parking permit by email. The only thing you will need to pay is for the lunch ($25).  The Alt Hotel in downtown Ottawa will offer a preferential rate of $194. Note that you can change the reservation dates to suit your needs.

So, please indicate your intentions by filling out the SAC AGM Attendance Form. We need to determine the required number of lunches and parking passes. 

This is the link to the virtual SAC AGM:

When you arrive at the parking lot, please do not buy parking at the machine. Instead come to the museum and George will give you a parking pass and your entrance pass to the museum.

If you have any questions about the SAC AGM, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Après trois ans, nous avons enfin la possibilité de nous rencontrer en personne. Nous avons décidé de tenir notre assemblée générale annuelle (AGA) de l’ACVV dans un lieu approprié : le musée de l’Aviation et de l'espace du Canada. L'AGA proprement dite aura lieu de 10h30 à 12h. L'après-midi, il y aura quelques conférences et nous essayons d'organiser une visite spéciale du hangar de réserve. Vous bénéficierez d'une entrée gratuite au Musée. Le musée ouvre à 9h00. Les participants à l'AGA de l’ACVV ont également droit à un stationnement gratuit. Nous vous enverrons votre permis de stationnement par courriel. La seule chose que vous devrez payer est le déjeuner (25 $). L'Hôtel Alt au centre-ville d'Ottawa offrira un tarif préférentiel de 194 $. Notez que vous pouvez modifier les dates de réservation en fonction de vos besoins.

Donc, veuillez indiquer vos intentions en remplissant le Formulaire de présence à l’AGA de l’ACVV.  Nous devons déterminer le nombre requis de déjeuners et de laissez-passer de stationnement. 

Voici le lien pour la version virtuelle de l'AGA de l’ACVV:

Lorsque vous arrivez au stationement, veuillez ne pas acheter de parking à la machine;  Venez plutôt au musée et je vous donnerai un laissez-passer de stationnement et votre laissez-passer d'entrée au musée.


Si vous avez des questions au sujet de l'AGA de l'ACVV, veuillez envoyer un courriel à This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Saturday, March 25th, 2023 – Canada Aviation and Space Museum

9 AM Museum opens. Please pick up your sticker at the door for free entrance to exhibits

10:30 -12:00 SAC AGM 

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 15:00 TC approved recurrent training seminar - Roger Hildesheim

15:15 – 16:00  How well does your FLARM work?  - Dan Daly

16:00  End of program, informal chat, Possible visit to Reserve Hangar


Samedi 25 mars 2023 – musée de l’aviation et de l’espace du Canada

9h Ouverture du musée. Veuillez récupérer votre autocollant à la porte pour une entrée gratuite aux expositions.

10:30 -12:00 AGA du CAS

12:00 – 13:00 Déjeuner

13:00 – 15:00 Séminaire de formation périodique approuvé par TC - Roger Hildesheim

15:15 – 16:00 Comment fonctionne votre FLARM ? -Dan Daly

16h00 Fin du programme, conversation informelle, visite possible du hangar de réserve

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. :(

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

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 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:




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.

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