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Perlan is flying in South America right now (at 40,000' climbing @18!!!! knots). [update - turns out they were still on tow! At 40k'!]
www.perlanproject.cloud/VirtualCockpit.html
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The soaring season has started to decline, as the sun gets lower. Still some very good flying to do, though. Here's a picture about 1 pm local time Sunday August 25th. Gliders are spreading out from Hawkesbury (on the right) and Pendleton (on the left), up to about 5,000'. Most gliders can go about 10 km per thousand feet, so from there they can really go a piece. It's harder without cumulus clouds, which mark the lift, so some caution is needed. Happily, some farmers are taking their crops out, so there are some wonderful places to land if you end up too low. There are good predictions on where the lift is best - Gatineau hills, or lowlands, between the Ottawa River and Seaway, and east, or west, towards Brockville. We love cross-country powered by the sun! ...

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2 months ago

Gatineau Gliding Club - GGC

Pictures of the awards ceremony for the 3rd Pan American Glider Championship held at SOSA Gliding Club at Rockton, Ontario. Way to go to champions in 18m and 15m Handicapped classes Jerzy and Luke, Canadian Team Captain Jarek, Sergei, Joerg, and Raphael also on the podium! All the Canadian who competed, and our worthy opponents from across the Americas! Also Sylvain L from RVSS - previous MayFly winner (so was Jerzy). Rare for a gliding contest, a whole bunch of flying... Thanks to the Canadian Soaring Team for the link and Maria for her amazing pictures (as always)! ...

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2 months ago

Adrienne Milc

Thomas Milc May 13. 1935 - May 4. 2019. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday September 1, 2019 at the Bourget Community Centre, 19 Lavigne Road, Bourget, Ontario. A long term member of the Gatineau Gliding Club, a lover of family and pets. Please drop by beginning at 11:00 am to help us celebrate, share some stories and memories of his wonderful life. ...

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