Our Passion for XC Soaring is Results Oriented
Soaring pilots have unique opportunities as members of Cu Nim. Our passion for cross-country soaring and pilot development are paying off! Members join a supportive group of mentors and colleagues, and have unmatched opportunities to explore Canada’s most diverse soaring terrain!
Cross-country performance at Cu Nim continues to evolve – where we fly, who is flying, and with a growing interest in members in the sporting aspect of gliding. Recent season successes were assisted by long-distance winter wave flying that had been previously restricted by a snow-covered airfield; CEH2 is now being cleared by a pioneering member, who is starting the bring other pilots in separate gliders with him.
2022 was a great year for XC participation – as a club, we ranked the highest ever among Canadian gliding clubs (3rd) and recorded the most points ever as well. We did see a reduction in the number of pilots posting to OLC, which is a priority to resolve in 2023. Much of our OLC success came from a number of Cu Nim members participating and placing well at the 2022 Canadian National Soaring Championships held at Edmonton Soaring Club.
As a club, we support XC development with an innovative program pioneered at Cu Nim, called the ‘Proving Grounds‘ with defined triangles that build on themselves to introduce the challenge and ease of XC soaring to novice pilots in a safe and uniform context.
As an organization, we feel confident about our development path to create and support safe and exciting XC flying – more pilots, more km, more exploration!
Fly with us – further, faster, for more fun!
Visiting Pilots to CEH2
- When overflying, please avoid the CYA 263(S) Advisory Airspace when operations are underway. The possibly many, small, difficult to see sailplanes will have erratic flight patterns. Please attempt to contact us on radio frequency 123.4 MHz to determine if we are operating.
- Powered aircraft are welcome to utilize the Cu Nim airfield at their own risk. The runways are grass and have irregular surfaces, with badgers making large holes in inopportune locations (backfilled by Cu Nim club members on a regular basis during the flying season). Please contact us at 123.4 MHz well in advance of landing. No winter maintenance.
- Runway 07/25
- Preferred runway for most Cu Nim operations
- 3000′ x 300′ turf
- Slight upgrade on 25
- Runway 14/32
- 2300′ x 200 turf
- Slight upgrade on 32
- No services on site
- Airport information
- CEH2 Weather Station (Trends)
- CEH2 Weather Station (Forecast)
- Glide and seek glider tracker
- YYC METAR/TAF
- Ruc soundings Skew-T