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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. What would you improve/change about the Air Cadet Flying Program?

    I know we have quite a few Cadet, Ex-Cadet, Officer and wanna be Pilots on here so here's a question that I'm sure everyone has an opinion on. What would you improve/change about the Air Cadet Flying Program?

    Started by Glider Flyboy, 12th February 2013 16:35
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  2. "Aviation" Night Ideas

    Hi everyone, Our squadron will be holding an aviation night in the last week on March. It will be held on a regular training night where our cadets will come down in their uniforms and have an opportunity to enjoy an entire night of solely aviation. We have never done something like this...

    Started by GenX, 5th February 2013 15:12
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    17th February 2013 16:24 Go to last post
  3. Netook Ops

    Hey since NWO is now part of central, would a CI from NWO (me) still be able to apply to Netook this summer, and if so, how would one go about doing so?

    Started by Hawkeye1945, 6th January 2013 17:27
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    9th January 2013 11:26 Go to last post
  4. Practice Exams PPS - URGENT

    In a nutshell: Need to know where to find practice exams for GPS/PPS prior to Jan 9 so they can ensure they are prepared for their exam and know their weak spots. For the record, we have a great instructor for ground school. This is 'over and above', taking it to the nth. degree of...

    Started by TorontoSSCGuy, 2nd January 2010 15:13
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    3rd January 2013 15:37 Go to last post
  5. How did the fall Gliding season go?

    So I've noticed this forum is kind of getting stale, so why not put some life into it... I know we have quite a few glider pilots and even a few tow pilots on here, so the question is: How did the fall Gliding season go? (newbies) How do you like your centre? How much time did you build?...

    Started by Glider Flyboy, 5th November 2012 08:57
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    30th November 2012 14:40 Go to last post
  6. Instructor Self Improvement

    Hello all, This summer I had the opportunity to do my Summer OJT as a first year Glider Instructor at ERGS. I had three awesome students and got lucky when it came to doing extra instructional flights with other students (5 new instructors, only two second year instructors, and flight...

    Started by Huet, 18th September 2012 18:33
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    22nd November 2012 13:55 Go to last post
  7. Air PPS Exam

    HI I am going to take my PPS exam this January and i was wondering if you have any studying ideas that i can use to prepare for the exam :airsalute:

    Started by 22 Red Knight, 20th November 2012 10:18
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    20th November 2012 10:36 Go to last post
  8. What does your sqn do for flying/gliding school classes?

    Just a thread to see how everyone does their flying and gliding scholarship prep courses at your home squadron. For us, we run a 3 hr class on Saturdays instructed by a civilian instructor who went through both the gliding and flying schol programs.

    Started by J-P Johnson, 5th November 2012 09:07
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    18th November 2012 15:17 Go to last post
  9. PPS/GPS Qualifying Exam Date

    Hi, I just got my hands on the 2013 OPC National Course Handbook. I was surprised to find out that the examination is on January 14/15 (depending on location in Central). Weird because the 14th and 15th are Monday/Tuesday. IIRC, they were always on a Saturday for the last two times I wrote...

    Started by GenX, 15th November 2012 19:52
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    16th November 2012 08:59 Go to last post
  10. Flight Suit Badges

    Hi, I got a quick question about flight suits: On the blue flight suits are we allowed to put a small Canadian flag on the left shoulder? I am also in Prairie region.

    Started by Pankoski, 30th August 2012 08:45
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    16th November 2012 02:03 Go to last post
  11. Post Licence Scholarships, Bursaries, etc.

    It appears that most people are unaware of the numerous opportunities to fly for free or cheaply post license so this thread is to spread the word. There is a scholarship page on the juniorsoaring.ca web-site with links to a few including $500 bursaries from the Soaring Association of Canada...

    Started by Eva Dillon, 8th March 2012 16:37
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    19th October 2012 14:15 Go to last post
  12. PPS Practice Exam

    I found doing practice exam on tests very helpful, but I can't find anything for the PPS Entrance. Can anyone help? Thanks

    Started by chanc, 18th October 2012 07:44
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    18th October 2012 07:44 Go to last post
  13. Central Region Gliding

    I just recently moved from Calgary to Kitchener/Waterloo for school; and was hoping to join up with the gliding program here. I was just wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction of who to contact. Thanks

    Started by Lukas Rausch, 24th September 2012 08:22
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    12th October 2012 15:21 Go to last post
  14. Flight Suits

    Hello everyone, Just out of curiosity, where did you get your cadet flight suit and if possible, could you give an estimate of cost? does it include the badges or do you buy them seperatley? any info helps!:airsalute: ~T.P~

    Started by j-18, 8th December 2007 18:56
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    26th September 2012 16:27 Go to last post
  15. Netook Gliding Operations 2012

    Hey I was just wondering who else was selected to staff Netook this summer?

    Started by NWO PILOT, 27th March 2012 08:55
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    9th September 2012 16:06 Go to last post
  16. Applying for the Advance Gliding and Soaring Course?

    Hello All, Does anyone know how to apply for the "Advance Gliding And Soaring Course" in central region? I've talked to my Gliding Center Commander who says to talk to my CO about starting the application process. I've then talked to my CO who says she has'nt heard anything about the course. ...

    Started by Glider Flyboy, 14th May 2012 11:46
    • Replies: 5
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    6th September 2012 14:23 Go to last post
  17. Applying for continuation of flying awards...

    Hi All, So fresh off Power and I've come to realise that if I want to continue flying regularly I have to start applying for funding. But my question is... Other then the ACL, CASARA and the WestJet PAA continuation of flying awards, are there any civilian bursuaries or scholarships that I...

    Started by Glider Flyboy, 28th August 2012 06:56
    • Replies: 2
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    28th August 2012 13:38 Go to last post
  18. Power 2k12

    It is now time to start this! :D So, who will be applying for power this year? I will!

    Started by Blue Flightsuit, 6th October 2011 15:05
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    1st August 2012 16:55 Go to last post
  19. Air Headed to Gimli, Manitoba

    Hello All! I recently got my training orders for Gliding at Gimli Manitoba! I live near toronto in Ontario. What is it like? Pictures please?:airsalute:

    Started by jamiesonaelick, 10th April 2012 12:25
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  20. Glider 2k12

    So it seems like the majority of squadrons have their results, so who's going for the GPS this year? I'm in for the course, RGS PRA.

    Started by Bravo-One, 6th April 2012 05:57
    • Replies: 11
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    26th June 2012 13:00 Go to last post

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