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Glider Ground School for One at Sosa Gliding Club

Hamilton

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In a Nutshell

Series of four six-hour classes prepare students for the Transport Canada Glider Pilot written exam, classes begin November 2

The Fine Print

Limit 2 per person. Reservation required by 10/13, classes being 11/2.

The Deal

  • $169 for admission for one to ground school (up to a $250 value)

The classes cover topics including air law and procedures, flight instruments, and ground and air signals. Click here for a more comprehensive list of class topics. The classes for this four-class course are on November 2, 9, 16, and 23. Students receive a study kit along with support material. The course can also be used as credit for a glider license.

Sosa Gliding Club

At Sosa Gliding Club, instructors and tow pilots don't receive paychecks; they teach others simply to share the joy of gliding. And since the club owns the Rockton Airport-which has two grass runways, a fleet of single- and two-seat gliders, and a clubhouse-they can pass on their knowledge through ground courses. Through cross-country soaring classes, for instance, they teach potential pilots to soar in gliders, finding invisible rising air currents to carry them upward rather than simply gliding the aircraft to the ground. Once students achieve basic piloting prowess, club instructors can then give aerobatic instruction, showing students how to perform slow rolls, loops, and wingovers during adrenaline-pumping staring contests with eagles.


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  • “Great people. Excellent equipment. Highly safety conscious. A wonderful experience. ”

  • “Wonderful hosts! Considering lessons!”

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    Hamilton

    1144 Cooper Rd.

    Hamilton, ON L9H 5E1

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