All that talking

The organizing committee met again this week, and we’ve got more exciting developments.

First of all, we’ve confirmed a few more guest speakers. I don’t want to give away too many details (where’s the fun in that?) but we’ve got tentative agreement from a 22-year-old who has already made captain at a small airline on the West Coast, and confirmations from three more women. On July 21, you will be able to meet and talk with…
-an Air Cadet instructor who will help you fly the Cadets’ advanced simulator;
-a flight instructor and Transport Canada examiner; and
-provided her leave doesn’t get cancelled, a CF-18 pilot!

Second, some flight details. We are currently planning to offer TWO very exciting ways to get into the air. One is the normal aerotow, where a powered airplane tows your glider aloft for a nice long intro flight where you will get to try out the controls (the instructor will do all the tricky parts of course). The other is the very exciting winch launch! This is a much shorter flight, which means we can offer it at a considerably lower price, and boy is it a ride. Have a look at this video, taken last summer by some members of our hosts, Cu Nim Gliding Club.

Welcome to Chics Take Flight!

Our website went live yesterday and we’re pretty excited about that! We’ve been talking about this idea with our pilot friends for a few months now, but until now we haven’t had enough information to go public. This week, though, we’ve confirmed some great news:
-our poster is almost ready for us to begin papering the town with
-a local Air Cadet group has offered the use of their advanced flight simulator for the day
-this website, of course, which was only a gleam in my eye a mere two weeks ago
-perhaps most exciting, another wonderful Alberta gliding club has offered the use of their towplane, one of their gliders, and a handful of their instructors! This could be the busiest day at the Cu Nim airfield in months!

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