Monday, June 22, 2015

Soar Vermont

A new organization, called Soar Vermont has been formed.  It consists of the four gliding operations in the state, and its purpose is to collaborate with two other organizations, the CAP and the Vermont State Aviation Program* for the purpose of helping glider pilots to become flight instructors.

The Soar Vermont leadership consists of (from north to south), Don Post, Rick Hanson, Rick Sheppe, and Walter Striedieck.

This fall, the State will spend some of its treasure on a formal training encampment for CFI applicants.  Sketchy details are available on the Soar Vermont website, which should become more informative over the course of the summer.

So far, Evan, Moshe, Bill, Keith, Lane, Sue, and ALaw have expressed interest in getting their CFI-Glider ratings.  Here's hoping they all do!

All of this is thanks to the enlightened thinking of our Designated Examiner, Bill Stinson, and the Vermont Aviation Program Administrator, Guy Rouelle.

*For some reason, it's a "Program," not a "Commission." There's probably a story there.

7 comments:

Rick said...

It seems strange that there is no writeup about the encampment on the Vermont Aviation website, despite the fact that their home page features a photo of us!

Moshe Braner said...

The Vermont State Aviation Program web site home page features a big picture of gliders, cool. Alas next to it there's a link to "Morrisville-Stowe Project Pictures" - the "project" that made KMVL pretty much unusable for regular glider ops. (Still OK for a landout.)

Moshe Braner said...

Also, their link to the "Vermont Aeronautics Environmental Program" results in a "Page not found". Hmmm...

Tim said...

Did you try node 302?

http://aviation.vermont.gov/node/302

Rick said...

Why didn't I think of that?

Anonymous said...

Oh, this must really stick in the craw of our libertarian members. They're probably waiting for the rain to stop right now, so they can go out and paint "Take Back Vermont" on their garage and barn doors...even those who live in New Hampshire!

Anonymous said...

No point. We're all blue staters now.

(why is it that progressives make such sore winners?)