Canada, Club Instances

Located east of the town of Arthur, Ontario, York Soaring is a large Ontario gliding club with a focus on new pilot development. The club operates from their large grass aerodrome, with 9 runways, and a large fleet of gliders to support members of all skill levels.

For decades, York Soaring has delivered youth-focused training utilizing the largest private fleet of Schweitzer 2-33s in Canada, and delivers training programs which can deliver solo status, even license in as few as 3 weeks for a dedicated student! Ab initio training is also available in an ASK-21.

The York installation of the Proving Grounds includes two ‘local’ tasks to respect the club policy of low time pilots staying upwind of the airfield, and triangles through popular terrain with great landout options, and next to no airspace concerns.

Good luck. Fly safe!

York Soaring Association’s Proving Grounds Task Sheet


Canada, Club Instances

Located in the town of Rockton, Ontario, SOSA, the ‘Southern Ontario Soaring Association’ could be said to be Canada’s premier soaring site.

A modern fleet, welcoming clubhouse, year-round operation (winter winch), and home to Canada’s most decorated competition soaring pilots, SOSA takes a professional approach to club management and member development.

Soaring pilots enjoy Southern Ontario’s spring and summer thermal terrain, and are often lucky enough to make use of convergence lift along Lake Erie, which is spectacular and powerful.

For flight training, or cross country/skill development, SOSA is a great option to pursue gliding, and the Proving Grounds stands to help novice SOSA pilots develop their task flying skills in a supportive and outcome-oriented training environment!

SOSA’s Proving Grounds Task Sheet (June 2020)