Ground school begins 7 January, 2020.

The 2020 Ottawa Gilder Pilot Ground School will begin Tuesday January 7, 2020. Please register by sending a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and indicate whether you need to purchase the reference material.

** NOTE : WE CURRENTLY HAVE THE DATES AND TIMES. THE PRICES ON THIS PAGE ARE FROM 2019 AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

This training fulfills the Transport Canada Ground School requirement and prepares each student for the Transport Canada written exam for the Glider Pilot License. The course is a total of 30 hours; a minimum of 15 hours is required to fulfill the Transport Canada Ground School requirement to obtain a Glider Pilot License (GPL).

The sessions are taught by enthusiastic volunteer glider pilots who always have interesting stories to tell.

When

Tuesday evenings beginning January 7, ending March 10. Ten sessions total. No class on March 12.

Time 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
Where

Ottawa Technical School

440 Albert Street. Classroom number TBA.

There is free parking available, with an entrance off Slater Street, between Bronson and Bay streets.

Cost $200. Includes an introductory flight in the 2020 flying season.
Payment  Cash or cheque on the night of the first class.

Reference material.

The following supporting reference books are available to purchase at the ground school.

$20 Soar And Learn to Fly Gliders
$60
From The Ground Up (price is approximate)

A message will be circulated by eNewsletter when the costs of books is finalized.

Directions to the venue

Contact the coordinator

If you can't find the answer on this page, ask the Ground School coordinator. Send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Good news / bad news. Good news: the towplane is fixed. Bad news: rain today, so no flying Sunday.

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The reinstallation of the towplane engine is planned for tomorrow. It looks like we will operate on Sunday, weather permitting.

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Our towplane engine has been to Shawinigan and back this week. An announcement about weekend flying will come later today.

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