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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: 2012 ESC Canadian Junior Soaring Camp

    To All Glider Pilots! (PW-5 – Single Seat Fibreglass Glider) This is what the Canadian Junior Soaring Camp is all about! This is to all of those who obtained their glider wings or are currently taking on the course! I would like to bring interest to the 2nd Annual ESC Canadian Junior...

    Started by JetA Burner, 29th March 2012 17:53
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  1. Question Does 2 National Course Applications affects you chances of getting in

    Hey Im a sergeant from Alberta and I am currently applying for National Courses The two are Glider Pilot Scholarship and Aircraft Maintenance. Glider 1st choice Both require and application and interview. I'm pretty confident i'll get into glider however i feel that since I'm Applying for 2...

    Started by rattanzd, 25th November 2017 17:49
    courses, glider
    • Replies: 0
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  2. $10,000 in scholarships available in 2017 from YFC for glider pilots

    Last year Youth Flight Canada (YFC) awarded $9200 in scholarships to twenty five current and former cadet glider pilots to do civilian soaring at York Soaring Association in Ontario. $10,000 is available in 2017 for licenced glider pilots. To apply, complete the application form on YFC web-site and...

    Started by Eva Dillon, 24th March 2017 07:11
    • Replies: 0
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  3. Civilian Instructor hair regulations for CFTC in summer?

    I am asking this question for a friend, Does a male CI need to have the same short haircut regulations as an officer/cadet? My friend is joining as a glider pilot CI and wants to grow a mullet after having short hair in cadets for years. Aside from the obvious 'unprofessionalism' that may be...

    Started by coolmanben99, 20th February 2017 00:10
    • Replies: 5
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    24th February 2017 23:08 Go to last post
  4. Question Glider 2k17

    So I've applied and studying pretty hard right now (exam in February). Anyone else out there? :)

    Started by Icelsi, 5th January 2017 22:46
    • Replies: 14
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    21st February 2017 14:49 Go to last post
  5. Question How important are school grades for the scholarship program?

    I'm going to go out for the glider scholarship this year. I'm going to ask my CO for more info next training night since I'm a little out of the loop on the process and I've signed up for ground school so hopefully I'm on the right track. I'm curious to know how important school grades are to the...

    Started by hayhay7789, 20th October 2016 23:34
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 4,486
    1st December 2016 20:16 Go to last post
  6. 20 cadet pilots to be awarded gift certificate for flight in high performance glider

    In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the air cadet program in Canada, Youth Flight Canada is working with Soaring Association of Canada clubs to provide current cadet pilots with the opportunity to have a free soaring mentoring flight in a high performance glider. 20 gift certificates for...

    Started by Eva Dillon, 30th January 2016 09:09
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 2,309
    19th April 2016 15:03 Go to last post
  7. Aviation Trophy Top Piece Ideas

    Hi Everyone, Our unit is trying to put together a new award for aviation training excellence. We are looking at naming it in honour of Major Tim "Donor" Woods. We have been in contact with trophy locations around our area but were trying to brainstorming pieces we could mount to the top of the...

    Started by GenX, 15th April 2016 13:09
    • Replies: 4
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    19th April 2016 14:45 Go to last post
  8. $10,000 in scholarships for glider pilots available from Youth Flight Canada

    Last year Youth Flight Canada (YFC) awarded $7500 in scholarships to current and former cadet glider pilots to do civilian soaring at York Soaring Association in Ontario. $10,000 is available in 2016 for licenced glider pilots. To apply, complete the application form on YFC web-site and submit...

    Started by Eva Dillon, 30th January 2016 09:16
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,809
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  9. Air Summer Internship for Glider Pilot

    York Soaring in Ontario is looking for an intern for 2016. This person is usually a young glider pilot looking to do lots of flying while camped out for the summer. It's a good opportunity to earn a small amount of cash, do a huge amount of soaring and gain some valuable work experience and...

    Started by Eva Dillon, 15th January 2016 17:33
    • Replies: 1
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    21st January 2016 15:41 Go to last post
  10. 2016 Civilian Scholarships and Bursaries for Glider Pilots

    The Soaring Association of Canada (SAC) will be awarding another $10,000 in bursaries across Canada for youth <25. Contact your local SAC club by May if you are interested. More details on SAC's web-site. In Ontario, Youth Flight Canada will be awarding $10,000 in scholarships at York Soaring...

    Started by Eva Dillon, 15th January 2016 15:35
    • Replies: 0
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  11. $22,000 available in civilian bursaries for licensed glider pilots in 2015

    There is currently $22,000 of civilian soaring bursary money available waiting for applicants. In Ontario, there is $15,000 available at the two largest gliding clubs: York Soaring and SOSA. Both clubs are open 7 days a week from Jun-Sept and have camping facilities so even if you live far away...

    Started by Eva Dillon, 17th May 2015 16:29
    • Replies: 1
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    14th June 2015 06:03 Go to last post
  12. Question Glider Pilot Scholarship 2014/15

    Hey guys, I'm new to this site and loving every bit of it. I just had a few questions about this years Glider Pilot Scholarship. I am applying this year and will be turning 16 this December. I was wondering what the boards looked at the most. Is it your school grades, your entrance exam...

    Started by Chakal, 27th November 2014 20:13
    • Replies: 1
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    24th January 2015 18:43 Go to last post
  13. Power Famil Flying

    Hello All - a very long time since I've been around! I have spoken to my former DCO (now CO) recently about setting up famil flying with the squadron sometime this year, and he is very interested, and said he would get back to me once they figure out what funds are available and what the...

    Started by Byer, 4th November 2014 23:07
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    6th November 2014 15:34 Go to last post
  14. Wings on Civvies?

    So I've been wondering this for a while. What's the deal with wearing pilot wings on civilian clothing? I've seen a few pictures of people wearing glider and power wings with something like a suit but there's nothing in the dress regs about it.

    Started by T.Rhynold, 4th September 2014 11:28
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    6th September 2014 06:58 Go to last post
  15. FTGU textbook prices

    Hi everyone, My squadron doesn't have any FTGUs so I am currently looking to obtain 4 new copies for our cadets. The three locations I've checked - Oshawa, Buttonville and Aviationworld have them listed for anywhere between $55-$60. For due diligence, I was wondering if anyone knew a location...

    Started by GenX, 28th August 2014 08:01
    • Replies: 2
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    3rd September 2014 10:29 Go to last post
  16. Air I just got accepted for the Glider Pilot Scholarship at RGS Prairie, any advice?

    I have worked so long and finally got the scholarship. Cant wait to finally start flying, does anyone have any advice for this course?

    Started by Dylan6585, 7th April 2014 12:59
    gliding, prairie, rgs, scholarships
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    24th June 2014 14:06 Go to last post
  17. For anybody planning on going to CRGS in the near future, heres the precourse package

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3PYXNF8-SKULWs1aDR2UFVwcjg/edit?usp=sharing theres a link to the documents i received as a part of my pre course package. If you want to go on course one day, i would read it over as it will likely help.

    Started by PilotInTraining, 26th May 2014 12:05
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    29th May 2014 14:10 Go to last post
  18. Aviators TV goes gliding and tries glider aerobatics

    For anyone who hasn't seen the episode of the aviators where Anthony tries soaring and glider aerobatics here is a link. I've had the pleasure to do glider aerobatic training with Manfred and it is a real rush, but for heavens sake, don't try these things in a 2-33! If you want to do glider...

    Started by Eva Dillon, 8th May 2014 17:13
    • Replies: 0
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  19. Scholarships for glider pilots!

    Hey recent, soon to be, or other glider pilots under the age of 22! There are several bursaries still available for 2013 from Youth Flight Canada to allow you to expand your soaring experience in the civilian world of gliding. You could qualify for between $250-500 and use it towards attending the...

    Started by Eva Dillon, 8th August 2013 14:42
    • Replies: 1
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    8th May 2014 16:58 Go to last post
  20. I just got my acceptance to glider at CRGS.. Now what?

    So, my co gave me my course offer on friday, and i am happy to say that i have been accepted to partake in the glider pilot scholarship. That being said, after i submit my form back into my CO, what should i be expecting? i understand that there are checks i need to give for the OPC as well as...

    Started by PilotInTraining, 6th April 2014 11:54
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 2,506
    7th April 2014 09:11 Go to last post

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