What is SAC?
The Soaring Association of Canada (SAC) is the governing body for the sport of gliding in Canada. Mandated to safeguard and promote our sport, we render support and representation to glider pilots and gliding clubs across the nation through a variety of committees. On a national level, we represent our affiliated clubs and members on issues related to licensing, medical requirements, airspace and regulation. Internationally, we maintain representation within the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale and the International Gliding Commission. We invest in the renewal and expansion of our sport by offering bursaries for young pilots, financial support for contenders representing Canada in international competitions, and financial aid for clubs carrying out marketing and publicity initiatives. Additionally, we publish free flight, SAC’s quarterly magazine. Finally, we keep our sport safe by providing extensive training and development programs for instructors, safety seminars, and maintaining safety programs.
SAC maintains a head office in Ottawa. A volunteer Board of Directors comprised of representatives from all regions of the country steers the organization. SAC is registered as a Canadian amateur athletic association with the CRA, an agency of the Government of Canada. For more information about SAC, please contact us.