Competition Update: FAI Sailplane Grand Prix USA 2016
From July 24 to 31, 2016, the first-ever FAI Sailplane Grandprix USA was held in Ionia, Michigan. In total, 16 pilots competed, including 5 Canadians (Jerzy Szemplinski, Sergei Morozov, Krzysztof Wiercioch, Nick Bonniere, and Emmanuel Cadieux). You can read more about all the pilots here.    The goal of the grandprix racing style is to provide a new racing format for pilots and to increase the public visibility of the sport. The rules for grandprix racing differ from that of regular contests. In this style of contest, the start gate opens and pilots begin the race together. Each contest is a fixed...
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Announcement: Edmonton Soaring Club's Junior Camp 2016
The Edmonton Soaring Club will be hosting a Junior Gliding Camp from August 22-28. The camp is open to licensed glider pilots aged 16-25. More information can be found on the SAC Calendar, with full details here or on Facebook. You can download the registration form here.
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SAC Office **Change of Address**
Please note that the SAC Office has moved! The new address is: SAC Officec/o COPA National Office75 Albert Street, Suite 903Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5E7Canada Phone: 613-236-4901 Ext 109Fax: 613-236-8646Email: sacoffice@sac.ca
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SAC 2016 AGM Reports
For members who were unable to attend the AGM, a digital version of the SAC 2016 AGM Reports has been uploaded to the website. This document includes the 2015 AGM Minutes, SAC Board of Director Reports (President, Pacific Zone, Alberta Zone, Prairie Zone, Southern Ontario Zone, Eastern Ontario Zone, and East Zone), SAC Treasurer Reports, and 2015 Committee Reports (Airspace, FAI Badges, Flight Training and Safety, Free Flight, Insurance, Records, Sporting, Safety, Technical, and Website).  You can download it here.
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2016 SAC AGM
Association Canadienne de Vol à Voile Assemblée Annuelle 2016 ACVV - SAC et Colloque de sécurité et de mise à jour des connaissances L’ACVV-SAC vous invite à l’AGM 2016 de Montréal. Samedi 12 mars 2016 de 9h à 17h.   Elle aura lieu à la Maison de Radio-Canada, 1400, Boulevard René-Lévesque Est, Montréal, QC H2L 2M2   Les sujets traités seront d’intérêt général, liés à la sécurité en planeur Sa présence est une mise à jour des connaissances selon le RAC 401.05 Il sera possible de manger sur place à la cafeteria à vos frais   SVP s'inscrire en remplissant le formulaire en ligne suivant: Formulaire d'Inscription AGA ACVV Si besoin, voici...
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Southern Ontario Events
Several gliding events are planned for Southern Ontario this summer: SOSA Basic Country-Country Clinic: Monday July 27th to Friday July 31st To be held at SOSA Gliding Club near Rockton, ON. Non-SOSA participants should bring their own glider. Contact John Brennan for more details. Ontario Provincial Soaring Championships: Friday September 4th to Monday September 7th To be held at SOSA Gliding Club near Rockton, ON. Friday, September 4th is a practice day.  
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2015 Canadian National Soaring Championships Website
The website for the 2015 Canadian National Soaring Championships is now live at http://2015canadiannationalsoaringcontest.ca/. The website provides additional information on the contest and also provides instructions for registration. Any pilots that registered prior to February 28 will need to re-register as the forwarding e-mail address was incorrect which prevent registrations from being received.
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FAI Whitepaper on Woman In Gliding
Two years ago, the FAI put together a special committee to examine woman in air sports and explore ways to increase female membership in air sports. The committee focused specifically on woman in gliding, which is fortunate for us and they put together a white paper to share the results of their research. The white paper shares insight and experience from Canada with York Soaring receiving an honorable mention. The white paper is an excellent read and all clubs could benefit from the information contained in the white paper. The white paper has been posted on the SAC website can be downloaded from...
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2015 Canadian National Soaring Championships
  The 2015 Canadian National Soaring Championships will be held at Olds/Netook Airfield in Alberta from June 10 - 19 with practice days on June 8 & 9. Olds/Netook Airfield is located 45 minutes north of Calgary and is one of the sites used by the Air Cadets for familiarization flying.                   A website with all the details will be launched shortly. In the meantime, you can follow us on Facebook at Canadian National Soaring Competition 2015.
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