Training New Glider Pilots and Keeping Them Soaring

Atlantis Hotel Paradise E Thursday, March 1, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Training Panel Discussion

Moderated by Russell Holtz and Rhonda Clerkin of


  • Sarah Arnold
  • Blain Rawdon
  • Robert Kidd
  • Armand Charbonneau
  • Peter Ross
  • Michael Bamberg
  • Scott Manley
  • Steve Dee
  • Fred LaSor


The number of glider pilots is decreasing. While there are many factors that are contributing to this decrease, we are going to concentrate on how issues associated with primary training can affect the growth of soaring.


To facilitate a greater understanding of the existing training landscape — what is and isn’t working for clubs, FBO’s, instructors, and students — and to explore possible solutions to these issues.