About the MSC

The Montreal Soaring Council formed on June 25th. 1946 when three clubs, The Canadair Recreation Association, The McGill Gliding Club and The Montreal Gliding Club amalgamated.  The Montreal Soaring Council finally found a permanent home in 1957 at Hawkesbury, Ontario after many years of flying from different locations (Montreal East, Granby, St. Eugene P.Q. and even Pendleton for a short time).

We average 2600 flights a year, and operate 7 days a week (May till November) weather permitting.  Like most Gliding Clubs in Canada, we are a non profit organization and any person in good health is eligible for membership.  The Directors, Instructors, Tow Pilots and Operations Officers all give of their time voluntarily with no compensation.  Since the club depends on the cooperation of its members for its existence and in order to keep club membership fees as low as possible, all members are expected to help with daily operational and maintenance chores to the best of their abilities.

The MSC club fleet consists of  3 - L19 "Bird Dog" tugs and 10 sailplanes.  Click here to see a detailed equipment list.  In addition to the club fleet, there are approximately 15 privately owned sailplanes tied down in trailers on our 260 acre airport.  The airfield itself boasts a 2000' x 400' grass strip which is tiled with 20,000 feet of drain.

Photo of MSC airfield

Other facilities at the club include:

Updated - April 27, 2003

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