About Us 

The Canadian Rockies Soaring club is based at Invermere airport in the beautiful Columbia Valley of British Columbia Canada.

Our club was formed in 2001 by resident Invermere glider pilots. We are very enthusiastic about soaring and flying cross country.

The Online Contest, an Internet based International Soaring Competition, attracts a thousand gliding clubs from around the globe to compete against each other during the soaring season. We think that our club's Online Contest performance speaks for itself:-

Year Canada The World # km flown # Pilots
2006 1st 12th of 1224 clubs 116,846 16
2005 1st 17th of 1117 clubs 99,112 15
2004 1st 22nd of 1058 clubs 85,057 18
2003 1st 15th of 1032 clubs
1st in North America!
116,774 23
2002 1st 8th of 861 clubs 70,182 20
2001 1st 3rd of 425 clubs 38,042 14

Hans Binder continues to show us the potential of the mountains we fly, as in previous years Hans again flew the best 6 flights in Canada and recorded a huge tally of 30,546km in 2006.

Club members Mike Glatiotis, Trevor Florence, Kevin Bennett, Ian Spence and Tim Wood between them hold 10 Canadian records!

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Wherever you go this Winter, be sure to take along your digital camera.  In the sky, on the slopes, down under or over the top, be sure to e-mail pictures of you and your family enjoying the off-season for posting on the CRSC web-site.


The first stage of implementation of our club safety management system was completed this summer.  WIth input from the club membership, a review of safety practices and procedures led to a revised ISC handbook and a tracking system to increase awareness of safety expectations for CRSC members and visiting pilots.  Some sharing of experiences and incidents was begun through the “Discussion & Incident” forum on our website.  We hope all members will continue to be supportive next season, as we further develop and refine safety practices at CRSC.

If any member has concerns or questions related to safety, please direct them to Mel or Trevor, at any time.

Let's treat safety --

                 -- as if our lives depended on it!

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