Introduction to Soaring

Introduction to Soaring Seminar (Spring 2021)

Join us for a free seminar about gliding and soaring

COVID-19 Statement

Due to COVID-19 all sessions will be in the form of online live webinars. Join us to learn about the sport of soaring and to forget about the stresses of staying home!

A fun and casual seminar designed to give attendees a basic understanding of the sport of soaring and how it is practiced at the Cu Nim Gliding Club.

Have you been considering aviation or gliding, or have you been away for a while and are looking for a refresher? The focus of the seminar is covering the basics of gliding and the sport of soaring.

Attendees will be well-positioned to start (or continue) glider pilot lessons in 2021 with an understanding of concepts that support practical engagement at the Cu Nim airfield.

Three sessions:

Thursday – 18 February 2021, 6-8 pm – Online session – details to follow

  • Introduction
  • Soaring weather and how we stay up
  • Aerodynamics and flight controls

Thursday – 25 February 2021, 6-8 pm – Online session – details to follow

  • Your first flights
  • The Alberta and Canadian gliding community
  • Flying at Cu Nim

Saturday – 4 March 2021, 2-4 pm- Online session – details to follow

  • Cross country soaring – what it is, and how it works
  • Weather and terrain considerations
  • Skills and tools
Playing with the clouds with lots of lift

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