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National Archives

First, there is a great deal of historical material on Canadian gliding residing at the National Archives in Ottawa. It was gathered by Christine Firth, largely in the 1970s. It is not that easy to access but is certainly available to anyone wishing to do research into the sport.

SAC Historical Data

Ursula Wiese has researched, written, and maintains SAC's ongoing record of sporting and volunteer activities. It is a multi-volume .pdf file called The Book of the Best. It grew out of a need, when she was the editor of free flight in 1981 and 1982, to fact-check articles or to expand on information in the magazine. It was difficult to easily answer questions such as, "Who was SAC president in 1959?" or "Who earned the Canadair Trophy in 1972 and what were the details of the five flights that won it?"

The information in these files is now updated as it is received.

The 1/1995 free flight was a special double-sized issue commemorating the 50th anniversary of SAC. It contains an interesting assortment of articles and tid-bits outlining some of SAC's colourful history.

Documents

pdf 2017 Book of the Best (Book 1 - Badges, Awards, & Trophies) 1945-2015 Popular

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2017 Book of the Best (Book 1 - Badges, Awards, & Trophies) 1945-2015 .pdf

This document – The Book of the Best – presents the evolution of soaring achievements in Canada since 1945. The extensive flight and aircraft data make it a comprehensive history of records flown and diamond badges earned, trophy recipients for each year’s best flights, national contest champions, and awards to pilots who gave freely of their time for the betterment of the sport. Any pilot has a chance to achieve and belong “to the best”.

This document is a work in progress and is contains Book 1 :
Canadian diamond, 750 km and 1000 km+ diplomas, general awards & trophies, and competition trophies
Canadian Teams in world championships
Retired trophies & scholarships

pdf 2017 Book of the Best (Book 2 - 15 Metre Class Records) 1945-2016 Popular

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2017 Book of the Best (Book 2 - 15 Metre Class Records) 1945-2016.pdf

This document – The Book of the Best – presents the evolution of soaring achievements in Canada since 1945. The extensive flight and aircraft data make it a comprehensive history of records flown and diamond badges earned, trophy recipients for each year’s best flights, national contest champions, and awards to pilots who gave freely of their time for the betterment of the sport. Any pilot has a chance to achieve and belong “to the best”. 

This document is a work in progress and contains 15 Metre Class Records (world records flown by Canadian pilots and Canadian territorial & citizen records divided into classes).

pdf 2017 Book of the Best (Book 2 - Club Class Records) 1945-2016 Popular

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2017 Book of the Best (Book 2 - Club Class Records) 1945-2016.pdf

This document – The Book of the Best – presents the evolution of soaring achievements in Canada since 1945. The extensive flight and aircraft data make it a comprehensive history of records flown and diamond badges earned, trophy recipients for each year’s best flights, national contest champions, and awards to pilots who gave freely of their time for the betterment of the sport. Any pilot has a chance to achieve and belong “to the best”. 

This document is a work in progress and contains Club Class Records (world records flown by Canadian pilots and Canadian territorial & citizen records divided into classes).

pdf 2017 Book of the Best (Book 2 - Female Class Records) 1945-2016 Popular

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2017 Book of the Best (Book 2 - Female Class Records) 1945-2016.pdf

This document – The Book of the Best – presents the evolution of soaring achievements in Canada since 1945. The extensive flight and aircraft data make it a comprehensive history of records flown and diamond badges earned, trophy recipients for each year’s best flights, national contest champions, and awards to pilots who gave freely of their time for the betterment of the sport. Any pilot has a chance to achieve and belong “to the best”. 

This document is a work in progress and contains Female Class Records (world records flown by Canadian pilots and Canadian territorial & citizen records divided into classes).

pdf 2017 Book of the Best (Book 2 - Multi Class Records) 1945-2016 Popular

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2017 Book of the Best (Book 2 - Multi Class Records) 1945-2016.pdf

This document – The Book of the Best – presents the evolution of soaring achievements in Canada since 1945. The extensive flight and aircraft data make it a comprehensive history of records flown and diamond badges earned, trophy recipients for each year’s best flights, national contest champions, and awards to pilots who gave freely of their time for the betterment of the sport. Any pilot has a chance to achieve and belong “to the best”. 

This document is a work in progress and contains Multi Class Records (world records flown by Canadian pilots and Canadian territorial & citizen records divided into classes).

pdf 2017 Book of the Best (Book 2 - Open Class Records) 1945-2016 Popular

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2017 Book of the Best (Book 2 - Open Class Records) 1945-2016.pdf

This document – The Book of the Best – presents the evolution of soaring achievements in Canada since 1945. The extensive flight and aircraft data make it a comprehensive history of records flown and diamond badges earned, trophy recipients for each year’s best flights, national contest champions, and awards to pilots who gave freely of their time for the betterment of the sport. Any pilot has a chance to achieve and belong “to the best”. 

This document is a work in progress and contains Open Class Records (world records flown by Canadian pilots and Canadian territorial & citizen records divided into classes).

pdf 2017 SAC Board of Directors & Committees 1945-2016 Popular

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2017 SAC Board of Directors & Committees 1945-2016.pdf

These pages are dedicated to those fine volunteers in our association who have given so freely of energy and time to make the organization work for the benefit of everyone.

This document shows our SAC Board of Directors and every SAC Committee and its members since inception of the Soaring Association of Canada. There are a number of volunteers helping in FAI Committees.