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Collège André-Grasset

1001 Bd. Crémazie East

Montreal, QC H2M 1M3

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Take the ground school this winter and be ready to start flying in the spring!

What is Soaring?

Soaring, or gliding, is an exhilarating, green and affordable way of flying. Without an engine and using only rising air currents, glider pilots can fly for hours and cover hundreds of kilometres. Just like eagles.

The challenge to make longer flights, besides the sheer beauty of soaring, is what gets most glider pilots hooked to this unique sport that offers a sense of freedom second to none.

About Montreal Soaring Council

Montreal Soaring Council is one of the larger gliding clubs in Canada. We operate from Hawkesbury, ON, and fly almost daily from mid-April to October. Our team of Transport Canada qualified flight instructors can teach you in english as well as french. We offer a fleet of modern gliders and a cheerful club environment.

How to become a Glider Pilot?

You can start by following the Ground School offered here. In this course you will learn all the basics of piloting knowledge required to become a glider pilot.
Then once you join a gliding club you can start the actual flying lessons with an
instructor. It takes about 40 flights to master the basic piloting skills. Then comes an unforgetable moment: your first solo flight! You need at least 20 solo flights before passing the practical exam. You will also need to pass the Transport Canada "Glide" written exam and obtain a radio operator license.

2018 Glider Pilot Ground School

The course follows the Transport Canada recognized training program and is taught by experienced instructors.

Classes take place on the following Saturdays, 9am to 3pm:
- Feb 3: Aerodynamics and Theory of Flight
- Feb 10: Canadian Aviation Regulations
- Feb 17: Meteorology, Flight Instruments
- Feb 24: Flight Operations, Human Factors
- Mar 3: Navigation, Radio
- Mar 17: course revision & exam preparation

Course participants get a printed copy of course notes and access to further online learning material.
The course fee covers all six days of the course.

Puis-je suivre ce cours en français ?

Le Club de Vol à Voile de Montréal / Montreal Soaring Council est une organisation bilingue - et nous en sommes fiers. Nous offrons l'instruction de vol chaque année tant en français qu'en anglais. Nous envisageons d'alterner le cours théorique dans les deux langues à tous les deux ans. En 2018 le cours théorique sera donné en anglais uniquement.

Want to know more?

Contact us by email to info@montrealsoaring.ca
or call 514.919.7374. MSC

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Collège André-Grasset

1001 Bd. Crémazie East

Montreal, QC H2M 1M3

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