Category Archives: Gliding

Gliding Cancelled

Unfortunately, the aftermath of the early snowfall this week is still with us and the airfield is no longer suitable for safe use. As a result, our gliding session must be cancelled. We’ll be rescheduling more opportunities in the spring if possible.

Stay home. Stay warm. (A -20° wind chill has been forecast for Saturday too.) We’ll see everyone at training next week.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

This Morning’s Gliding

Good morning.

This morning’s gliding session was cancelled last night without our knowledge. We had taken a gliding spot from another squadron that couldn’t attend, but the gliding centre’s contact list had not been updated. As a result, the cancellation notification was sent to the squadron with the initial booking and not to us. Please accept my apology for inconveniencing you with an unproductive trip to Welland and also my assurance that lines of communication will be better established for future events.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Gliding Update

Good evening.

Due to some pressing family circumstances, I will not be supervising tomorrow’s gliding in Welland. Lt Russell has kindly offered to take over supervision, so we’re still on… weather permitting. Still, continue to check the site for updates and/or cancellations based on weather. With luck, we’ll have a good gliding day!

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Gliding on Sunday

For those cadets who signed up for gliding this Sunday at the Niagara Central Airport in Welland, we begin at 0900 (9:00am) and cadets should arrive at the 87 Eagle Squadron hangar no later than 0845 (8:45am) for a prompt start. I will be supervising.

Due to registration restrictions for cadet activities, only the following cadets have been authorized to participate. If your name is not on the list, we will make every effort to get you another opportunity as soon as possible.

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Gliding is weather dependent and the forecast is calling for rain tomorrow, so stay tuned to the web site for possible cancellations!

J. Lemoine
Captain
CO 809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Gliding Today

For those cadets who signed up for gliding today at the Niagara District Airport , we begin at 1300 (1:00pm) and so you should arrive at 1245h (12:45pm) and meet OCdt Nicolescu at the main terminal. Dress: civilian appropriate for weather. (This means that you should wear sunscreen and a hat.) We’ll be finished around 1600 (4:00pm).

J. Lemoine
Captain
CO 809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

2019/2020 Ground School Begins Tonight

For those of you who signed up for 23 Squadron’s Ground School tonight, I have a location update.

Classes will be held at Pine Grove Public School (690 Lake Street, St. Catharines, ON L2N 4J5) and not at 23 Squadron HQ as previously indicated.

Students should be at the school with their materials no later than 1815 (6:15pm) for an 1830 (6:30pm) start.

Good luck to each of you on this year’s studies!

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Flying Scholarship Ground School

For Glider Pilot and Power Pilot Scholarship 2020 Applicants:

809 Cadets who are eligible to participate (age 15 for GPS, age 16 for PPS), and have transportation to 23 Squadron in St. Catharines (beginning Thursday), are to contact sign up here.

We don’t know how many spots are available right now, so signing up is not a guarantee of a spot. Priority will be based primarily on whether a cadet will be applying for the GPS or PPS this training year and then on a first-come, first-served basis.

Date: Thursdays
Time: 1900-2100
Location: 23 Squadron, Lake Street Armoury, St. Catharines, ON

Required study materials to be purchased by students:

From the Ground Up Textbook
From the Ground Up Workbook
ICAO Chart Ruler
Douglas Protractor

Remember that you need to be signed into the web site in order to see the sign-up sheets.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

809 Gets in a Great Day of Gliding

WOW!  Couldn’t ask for a better day for gliding.  10 cadets from 809 Sqn, along with cadets from 79 Sqn in Port Colborne, journeyed up to the Central Niagara Airport for a morning of flying.  When not flying, cadets participated as members of the ground crew.  As an added bonus, we watched skydivers throughout the morning and also had a visit by a Piper Cub in USAF D-Day colours.  What a great way to end off a busy weekend.

Gliding on Sunday

For those cadets who signed up for gliding this Sunday at the Niagara Central Airport in Welland, we begin at 0900h (9:00am) and so you should arrive at 0845h (8:00am) and meet OCdt Couroux at the 87 Eagle Squadron hangar. Dress: civilian appropriate for weather. (This means that you should wear sunscreen and a hat.) We’ll be finished around noon.

The forecast says that we’ll have a sunny day on Sunday, so fingers are crossed that we’ll have great weather for gliding!

J. Lemoine
Captain
CO 809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!