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.

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!

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

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

SAC 2021 AGM - Remote

The 2021 SAC AGM will be held remotely via Zoom at 1300h EDT.

Reference the 2020 SAC Annual Reports to be accepted here.

Agenda for the 2021 SAC AGM

1 - Opening of AGM and welcome 

- Sylvain Bourque, SAC-ACVV Eastern Zone Director and President 

- Introduction of SAC-ACVV Board 

2 – Sylvain Bourque be appointed as Chair of the AGM and Pavan Kumar as the recording  secretary 

3 - Motion #1: The proposed 2021 AGM agenda be accepted 

4 - Motion #2: The minutes of the 2020 AGM be accepted. 

5 - Presentation of reports: 

- President’s Report – Sylvain Bourque 

- Zone Director election results for Pacific, S-Ontario and Eastern – George Domaradzki - Safety Report – David Donaldson 

- FTSC Report - Dan Cook 

- Sporting Committee Report - Joerg Stieber 

- Treasurer’s Report - 2020 SAC financial report and 2021 SAC budget – Jay Allardyce 

6 - Motion #3: The Frouin Group will be appointed to audit the 2021 SAC-ACVV financial   statements. 

7 - Motion #4: The 2021 budget with its associated membership fee schedule be accepted. 8 - Motion #5: The activities and decisions of the SAC-ACVV Board for 2020 be approved.

9 - New Business/Misc 

10 - Trophies and awards - Bruce Friesen 

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