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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. Gliding Scholarship 2014

    So I found out that myself and another cadet in my squadron are both going to RGS Gimli this summer, and I was wondering who else will be getting their licenses as well this summer. :)

    Started by TowersL, 21st March 2014 13:33
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  2. Air Post The Last Entry In Your Logbook

    We did this a long time ago on CW (maybe a hundred years ago or something like that) so I thought I'd start it again just for fun. Just do as the thread title says... Glider: Flight #: 68 Date: May 13, 2001 Type: 2-33A Registration: C-GMOG Place of Launch: CFK6 (Netook, to save you the...

    Started by Insane Power Pilot, 22nd April 2012 21:38
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  3. writing PSTAR before glider?

    So, though some connections I have, I have been given the opportunity to challenge the PSTAR and get my student pilot's permit. what I was wondering was if that would be a problem if I wish to go for glider this summer? I know that you are ineligible for glider if you have certain licenses/permits...

    Started by PilotInTraining, 24th October 2013 06:15
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  4. Air Canada's Gliding Schools: Pro's and Con's

    Which Gliding School have you guys been to, and are some better than others? Regional Gliding School (Pacific) - RGS(P) - Comox, BC Regional Gliding School (Northwest) - RGS(NW) - Gimli, MB Central Region Gliding School - (CRGS) - Mountain View, ON and Picton, ON Eastern Region Gliding...

    Started by Collins_A, 25th August 2013 18:17
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    1st September 2013 20:32 Go to last post
  5. Power 2k13

    Post if you got into POWER 2K13 :)

    Started by 351_FP, 27th March 2013 19:37
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  6. Ideas for Changes to the Air Cadet Flying Program

    Hello, Yes,I know there already is a specific forum for this but I would like specific feedback for these solutions. Changes to the Air Cadet Flying and Gliding Programs Air Cadets has long been a bastion of self discovery and adventure through flying. It has also been a safe, inexpensive...

    Started by jamiesonaelick, 5th July 2013 05:55
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    31st July 2013 03:26 Go to last post
  7. The Aviators TV show goes gliding

    The Aviators TV show are finally doing an episode on gliding. They have posted a few photos on their FB page. It wasn't much of a soaring day but the host Anthony got to go for a glider aerobatics flight with Manfred Radius, a noted international air show glider aerobatic performer (google him...

    Started by Eva Dillon, 13th June 2013 16:31
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  8. Intensive GPL Program?

    Hi all! I have a question I was hoping one of you glider pilots could answer :) So I'm looking at an opportunity as a tow pilot after I get my PPL this fall, but one of the requirements is a GPL. I'm gone this August so wanted to get my GPL done in a short amount of time this July. I'm still...

    Started by Fox 2, 26th May 2013 15:00
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    13th June 2013 16:17 Go to last post
  9. C182 or L-19?

    So, I'm asking the big question: Should I: a) Save up 100 Hours for the C182 Tow Pilot Course? or b) Save up 150 Hours for the O-1 Tow Pilot Course?

    Started by lmckeown, 10th April 2013 11:51
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    12th May 2013 18:37 Go to last post
  10. Going into Glider/Power

    Hello, To all you pilots out there what would you recommend to purchase to help with studying and practicing for getting into glider/power and to assist your way thru the course aside from the FTGU? Thanks Fcpl. Clingwall :airsalute:

    Started by D Clingwall, 5th March 2013 16:27
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  11. Aviation Doctors - Vancouver Area

    Well, its time I get upgraded to a Cat 1 Medical and unfortunately, I've only recently moved to Vancouver, so I'm not familiar with the Doctors around here. Anyone have any suggestions for Aviation Doctors? I got a list from TC but I feel asking around might get me a name that has a good review...

    Started by lmckeown, 4th May 2013 15:17
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  12. Exam Results

    Well? One burden aside for Central Region...How did all you fly-boys do on your entrance exam? I was unable to glance over the exam this year to see if there were any questions that should not have been there. Was there anything you have never heard of before? Was it easy-peasy? Did you ace it,...

    Started by JetA Burner, 21st January 2013 13:22
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  13. CF 35 JSF Lighting II | What Now?

    The F35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter is a 5th generation Stealth Fighter currently under development by Lockheed Martin in the US. Canada is one of 10 Countries involved in the JSF program. The CF had a plan to buy 65 Conventional Takeoff and Landing ( CTOL ) aircraft to compliment, and...

    Started by lmckeown, 20th April 2013 20:31
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  14. Youth Flight Canada Bursary Applications due by May 1

    Anyone planning to apply for a Youth Flight Canada Bursary for 2013 needs to email in their essay and reference from their gliding center CO by the end of the month. Typically 20 bursaries worth a total of $10,000 are allocated each year allowing licensed glider pilots <22 years old to build...

    Started by Eva Dillon, 20th April 2013 15:58
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  15. Leave on Power

    Hello all. Just a quick question, how does the leave system work for cadets on the PPS? Since you're not on base, at a civilian flying centre is it still possible, due to administration and the course load? Also, are the power centres for prairie announced? Thanks!

    Started by Bravo-One, 9th January 2013 20:14
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  16. 2013 Glider Aerobatics Camp

    York Soaring will be hosting it's third annual aerobatics course in June 2013. The course is provided by Canadian aerobatic instructors from SOSA and York and is open to licensed glider pilots with >20 hours PIC and are passenger rated in a twin grob or equivalent glass ship. The course...

    Started by Eva Dillon, 14th April 2013 09:30
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  17. Time of TC Exam

    About how far into the PPL course is the TC Exam done?

    Started by jamiesonaelick, 17th March 2013 15:36
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  18. Eek IMPORTANT: Locations of Possible Flight Centers for Central Region Power Pilot Schol

    Hello All! I need some help here. I received and invitation to something very important and a once in a lifetime importunity. BUT the date is from the 27th to the 29th of JUNE. I plan on attending POWER or STAFF which starts on Jul 1st. The traveling day is June 30th for this training. HOWEVER...

    Started by jamiesonaelick, 1st February 2013 15:42
    flight centers, power, summer training
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    17th March 2013 11:21 Go to last post
  19. Canadian GPL - USA Validity

    Hey guys, I'm about to leave for Zephyrhills, Florida to do some skydiving for spring break, and the opportunity has come up to go for a flight in a high performance glider with one of the members of the local club (a fellow Canuck). I can't recall what the rules are for using your Canadian...

    Started by Huet, 15th February 2013 12:19
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    12th March 2013 20:11 Go to last post
  20. Funding cuts for Advanced Soaring Programs

    I heard that DND has cut funding for several of the advanced soaring courses that have been offered at civilian clubs over the past several years to give cadets the opportunity to fly something other than a 2-33. The cash awards handed out to top stick, top cadet, etc. will continue and several...

    Started by Eva Dillon, 11th March 2013 16:28
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