Youth can obtain their full glider pilot license in less than 3 weeks by attending York's annual youth camp.  Youth camp at the field, prepare their own meals, fly 4 flights a day, and study for their written TC exam.  For more information on the package price contact our Treasurer via the 'About Us - Contacts' menu.

York Soaring has a 45 year history of successfully providing Glider Flight Training to Transport Canada standards to over 600 youngsters from across Ontario. We will have a two camps this year so that qualified participants may obtain their Glider Pilot license. Interested students may also join the club and learn to fly over the course of the summer.

The course offers a great many advantages

  • Low Cost – The York Program is far less expensive than obtaining the license privately, and offers a fixed cost basis rather than paying per flight. Students must however reach solo stage after 30 training flights. Additional flights will be charged at Club rates.

  • Short Duration – At three weeks,( Weather providing) the York Program enables the students the flexibility to maintain summer jobs, attend other camps, or go on summer vacation.

  • Comprehensive Program – York offers the students the opportunity to train on three standard Schweizer Gliders (SGS 2-33), which enables rapid progress to solo and licence standard.

  • On-line Ground SchoolYork offers a free on-line ground school to prepare students for the written Transport Canada Exam.  Tutoring sessions will be provided on non-flying days and each evening during the camp and the transport Canada exam will be administered at the field.

  • Maximum Flight Time – The York Program offers students the opportunity to learn thermalling and the chance of obtaining the C-badge for 1 hour sustained flight. SAC clubs and cadet gliding centers require licensed pilots obtain a minimum of 10 hours solo time before carrying passengers and longer solo flights will help participants reach that milestone sooner. No charges will be applied for additional flight time and since all participants are members of the club until the end of the year they are welcome to continue after the course and fly at club rates for the remainder of the summer.

  • Supervision – Adult supervisors are available at the camp at all times.

  • Future Development – York Soaring does provide the students with the opportunity to qualify for Youth Flight Canada scholarships, can facilitate involvement with the national youth soaring team, community involvement through the Freedom’s Wings program and can fly with York Soaring for the remainder of the summer as a youth member paying only for additional aero tows.


2018 Schedule


Course #1


Completion ( weather dependent)


            Six (6)Students max.

Sat. July 7 @ 1 pm

Fri. July 27









The fee includes all taxes (HST included) flying time, aircraft insurance, logbooks, bunkhouse accommodations, as well as Transport Canada licensing and examination fees.  The enrolment form on the following page provides the requirements, and should be filled out and submitted to Ivor David along with a $500 deposit to secure a student’s enrolment. Students will be enrolled on a first-come, first served basis.  Payment should be made by cheque payable to York Soaring Association or by Interac to   If you prefer a different form of payment please contact Ivor David by phone or e-mail.




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