Welcome to the Member's section of SOSA Gliding Club webpage.
Once part of SOSA community, students and pilots have also access to Club procedures, Flight training, Manuals and Advanced soaring training.
SOSA BBQ - July 1st
SOSA is inviting all members to join us on Canada Day BBQ. Family members are specially welcome!
When: Saturday, July 1st, 2017 (rain or shine)
Where: Patio at SOSA Club house
Time: after flying, at 6-7pm
Bring your own Food/Beverage
Club will supply Cake & Strawberries
Pilot Safety Meeting - June
SOSA is having its second Safety seminar of 2017. We'll held the meeting at the club house.
Saturday, June 17th
Martin Brassard - Flarm refresher
Paul Chafe - “Train Like You Fly, Fly Like You Train
Orientation Meeting - June
Rob Russell will provide new members with an orientation session this Sunday, June 18 in the clubhouse at 7pm. Any non-sustaining members are welcome.
New and prospective members will be introduced to the club and facilities with tours and discussions. Discussion topics will include:
2017 Cross Country Clinic
SOSA will host a week long cross country clinic the week of July 03/17.
The course will commence at 09:00 each morning in the Club house. Assuming good flying weather, plan on spending the entire day at the field.
The following allocation of gliders will apply:
Please send an e-mail confirming your attendance to John Brennan.
Spring check rides - Every pilot will have to perform the following exercises on their check flights:
- Pre-take-off and landing checks done
- Box the wake
- Steep turns 45° at constant speed left and right
- Circuit entered between 750 to 850 feet AGL
- Approach speed on final must be within +10/-5 kts of stated airspeed
- Land in one third of the runway length
- Demonstrate good airmanship through out
- Demonstrate knowledge of airspace (i.e. Corridor, Hamilton and Waterloo airspace)
Spin check policy for 2017
- Every pilot must have had a spin check before June 30, 2017 and before they can fly the LS4, Junior, or Puchacz, Duo as P1.
SOSA Members' Job List
Here is how you can contribute to the club. Find your own niche on the list compiled by Shirley (Thanks Shirley!) and contribute to the club!
SOSA Calendar 2017
Here is a list of recent and future activities at SOSA in 2017. Few dates are still being discussed and will be provided soon, so we can plan ahead and enjoy the season as much as possible
25 - Annual General Meeting
25 - Instructor's meeting
25, 26 - Ground School
22, 23 - Spring Cleaning weekend
23 - Pilot Safety meeting
01 - Start of mid-week flying operation
09 - Start of Tuesday evening instruction
12 - Start of Friday evening instruction
13 - New member orientation session (4pm or after flying, bring your own grillables for BBQ)
13 - Safety Seminar (7pm, "Sensory Illusions in Aviation")
tbd - Start of Acro training
27, 28 - Bronze Badge camp (3, 4/June as rain date)
03 - Summer Instructor's meeting
17 - Safety seminar and social BBQ
18 - New member orientation session after flying
30 - Deadline to complete the Spin check
01 Canada Day BBQ
03 to 07 - Cross Country camp
08 - Summer Instructor's meeting
16 - New member orientation session (7pm, bring your own grillables for BBQ if you think you'll get hungry)
19 - Summer General Meeting
20 - New member orientation session at 6pm
26 Aug to 04 Sep - Acceleration Week
01 to 04 - 2017 Ontario Provincials
02 - CANCELLED: Summer Instructor's meeting
tbd - New member orientation session
23 - Precision Landing Contest
11-12 – Fall Work Weekend
18 – Instructors’ Fall Meeting
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2017 Membership - Renewal
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