Glider in flight against cloudy sky

Gliders to soar over Comox throughout the summer

45 air cadets will be attending the Glider Pilot Scholarship Course

  • Jun. 22, 2015 4:00 p.m.

The Department of National Defence and the Comox Cadet Flying Training Centre are advising the public that air cadets from across British Columbia will be gliding in the skies above 19 Wing, CFB Comox this summer from late June to mid-August.

This training, part of the Comox Cadet Flying Training Centre’s glider pilot course, is designed to give selected air cadets, aged 16-18, the skills to become Transport Canada-licensed glider pilots.

This summer, 45 air cadets will be attending the Glider Pilot Scholarship Course.

Gliders and tow aircraft will be flying at various altitudes in the vicinity of the airport, weather permitting, from approximately 8 a.m. until approximately 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

In the event of poor weather during the week, gliding may also take place on Sundays.

While gliding activities are relatively quiet, residents near the airport should expect to hear single-engine aircraft used to tow gliders aloft, throughout the day.

Noise mitigation strategies will include varied tow aircraft routings, reduced power climb profiles, and varied use of runways when permitted by wind and weather conditions.

Working closely with 19 Wing Air Traffic Control, glider and tow plane operations will be well co-ordinated with military and civilian air traffic at 19 Wing.

 

 

–DND/CCFTC

 

Just Posted

Cumberland mayoral debate announced prematurely; Leslie Baird declines invitation

Eduardo Uranga hoped to hold the debate Wednesday evening

‘Police are ready’ for legal pot, say Canadian chiefs

But Canadians won’t see major policing changes as pot becomes legal

VIDEO: Care-A-Van offers more than just care in a van

Mobile clinic brings medical and social services to the Valley’s most vulnerable

Comox Valley Regional District seeking input on development of Tsolum River Agricultural Watershed Plan

This fall, the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is inviting the community… Continue reading

Lane closure in Courtenay at Lewis Centre

The City of Courtenay will be working on the water distribution system… Continue reading

Naked man jumping into Toronto shark tank a ‘premeditated’ stunt: official

The man swam in a tank at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Trump: Saudi king ‘firmly denies’ any role in Khashoggi mystery

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is travelling to the Middle East to learn more about the fate of the Saudi national

Courtenay’s Dingwall Road to be temporarily closed for construction

Next week, the intersection of Dingwall Road and McQuillan Road will be… Continue reading

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Allen died in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Transport Canada to take new look at rules, research on school bus seatbelts

Canada doesn’t currently require seatbelts on school buses

Sockeye run in Shuswap expected to be close to 2014 numbers

Salute to the Sockeye on Adams River continues until Sunday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m.

Michelle Mungall’s baby first in B.C. legislature chamber

B.C. energy minister praises support of staff, fellow MLAs

Canucks: Pettersson in concussion protocol, Beagle out with broken forearm

Head coach Travis Green called the hit ‘a dirty play’

5 tips for talking to your kids about cannabis

Health officials recommend sharing a harm reduction-related message.

Most Read