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Couple of members preparing for a tow; taking advantage of the low humidity. Have fun! I see the usual folks from MSC already on their ways from Hawkesbury, a bit north and quite a bit east of Mt Tremblant. ...

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Not hard to imagine what's inside our ASK-13! A lot of hard work - a labour of love - went into the factory nose/tail wheel modification (from skids), and the recover job came out pretty well. Lovely to fly! Click on the picture for the full size... ...

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Gatineau Gliding Club - GGC

Gatineau Gliding Club - GGC's cover photo ...

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Fri Jul 3, a couple of club members took a tow, and it seems worthwhile; 55 and KM climbing southeast of Pendleton; looks like they might pass by Montreal Soaring Club at Hawkesbury. Warm day, good thing the temp is 2C cooler per thousand feet. With the breeze from the vents, they're likely the coolest folks around!
Data from their anticollision warning systems, received by the open glider network.
We're still not flying guests, conducting training, and have about half the club gliders and towplanes insured. We have strict physical distancing, santizing and rules to reduce the risk as much as we can. This is painful, since the flying season is one of the best in years, predictably. Let's hear it for the front-line workers, and the researchers looking for an effective vaccine.
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With the closing up last fall, a few things were over-looked. Let's sort one out now. Stephen L. (right) finished his FAI Bronze Badge - a series of tasks which prepare pilots to navigate, select safe landing areas, and extend soaring skills - and I (Club Senior Official Observer) missed giving him the insignia. In these days of distancing, a 2m 'handshake gesture' and the tossing of a sanitized badge work well. The GGC clubhouse is in the background. Stephen has already finished his Silver Height gain - 1,000m - and his Silver Distance (50 km flight from Pendleton). To finish his Silver Badge - Duration - five hour flight ("The Big Sit"). After Silver - Gold! Way to go Stephen! ...

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