Soaring Society of America
NAC - USA
The Growth and Retention committee of the Soaring Society of America is pleased to support chapters and commercial operators subscribing to the Proving Grounds by rebateing all costs for configuration, the physical trophy kit, support materials, and shipping.
Soaring Association of Canada
NAC - Canada
Through the sporting committee of the Soaring Association of Canada, any interested Canadian gliding club that configures a Proving Grounds to support novice pilot development will have setup, shipping and three years of subscription costs covered by SAC.
Rideau Valley Soaring
With a late start to the Proving Grounds season at the end of August we have already made 9 flights around our short task with respectable speeds by members with club gliders and private owners.
Edmonton Soaring Club
Dr. Jason Acker, CFI
In only 3 weeks, I have seen members who where very happy to spend hours in the local club thermals, decide to venture out and attempt one of the triangles…. only to have their first successful landout. Giving our members a common cross country goal, appears to have been the missing piece that our cross country program needed at ESC!
The physical kits for the Proving Grounds include all you need for out of the box success with the platform. Board, slips, task sheets, even felt tipped markers.
Tasks are configured for each club. Pilots mail their .igc traces to the 'bot', it's evaluated and a score (time, speed) is returned within seconds.
Tasks should support the local pilot to start with successive triangles which build on each other for safe first steps away from the club.