Gliding is one of the least expensive ways to fly.
As a Student Glider Pilot You
- Follow a course of ground and flight instruction that leads to a glider pilot license (GPL), issued by Transport Canada.
- Pay only for the aero-tow and glider rental - instruction is free.
- May credit a portion of your glider hours towards a power private (PPL) or commercial pilot license (CPL).
- May fly solo at the age of 14.
- May be licensed at the age of 16.
- Are licensed by Transport Canada.
- Teach from the Soaring Association of Canada (SAC) syllabus.
- Are volunteers who teach for the love of our sport.
Our Sailplane Fleet
- Consists of two PZL Krosno two-seat gliders. The Krosnos are ideal training sailplanes with ease of handling and exceptional visibility for both pilot and student on a training flight, or for a passenger on a scenic flight.
- Has two single-seat sailplanes available for members to fly. The ASK6 is an excellent glider for transition to single-seat gliders. The high performance ASW 19 is an excellent cross-country sailplane and is equipped with an oxygen system for high-altitude flights.
- Is equipped with PowerFLARM collision avoidance systems.
Our Tow Plane
- Is a Piper Pawnee crop duster.
- Has a 265HP Lycoming engine.
- Is equipped with a quiet four-blade Hoffmann propeller.
- Has a proven track record for glider towing.
Our Tow Pilots
- Are Transport Canada licensed.
- Some are club members with glider licenses.
- Are volunteers.
- Some have commercial and airline licenses.