What is a Soaring Competition?
Soaring Competitions, also known as "contests", are one of the most interesting and exciting aspects of soaring. Soaring competitions pit pilots against each other in a race for distance, where the fastest overall pilot at the end of the competition is the winner.
Online Contest (OLC)
The Online Contest ("OLC") is a web-based soaring contest open to pilots worldwide. It is hosted by a team of volunteers through the German magazine Aerokurier. The Online Contest is unique in that it is a de-centralized contest. While contests are typically held in a centralized location over an extended period of time, the Online Contest allows you to compete against pilots around the world and make every soaring flight a potential contest flight.
Click here to see how Alberta pilots are doing on the Online Contest!
Alberta Soaring Council is a founding sponsor of the made-in-Alberta Proving Grounds program.
The Proving Grounds platform provides a unique, low maintenance approach to cross-country training and member development. Pilots fly fixed tasks and email their traces to a customized ‘bot’ for their club which returns time & average speed for successfully flown tasks automatically. Proving Ground Task sheets for our Alberta Clubs can be found below.