The Alberta Soaring Council was incorporated on May 2, 1966 under the Alberta Societies Act.
THE PURPOSE OF THE ALBERTA SOARING COUNCIL, as stated in the association bylaws, is to encourage and promote the sport of soaring and gliding and such other recreational activities as may be in its interest. This purpose is accomplished by activities including (but not restricted to) the following:
- To organize and/or sponsor the holding of special soaring camps of either a training or recreational nature.
- To coordinate the interaction of Alberta soaring clubs and members with other bodies, such as departments of the provincial or federal governments, the Soaring Association of Canada, and where necessary, to represent the clubs in dealings with these organizations.
- To provide for the recreation of the members and to promote and afford opportunity for friendly and social activities.
- To provide a meeting place for the consideration and discussion of questions affecting the interests of the clubs.
- To acquire lands by purchase or otherwise, erect or otherwise provide a building or buildings for social purposes, and as a base for carrying on activities of the society.
- To prudently manage, sell, lease, mortgage, dispose of, or otherwise deal with the assets of the society.
A detailed profile of the sport of soaring in Alberta is available here.
Jason is a SAC Class 1 Instructor and Chief Flying Instructor at the Edmonton Soaring Club. He received his glider and power pilot licenses through the Air Cadet program and was active with the Air Cadet Regional Gliding School before joining ESC in 2009. Jason has been flying gliders for more than 30 years!
George began flying gliders since the mid 70s with the then high performance Blanik LT-13. When not dropping in on farmers, he helps out with field and equipment maintenance and LSC and the ASC Executive.
President, Lethbridge Soaring Club
SAC Zone Director