Ground school begins 9 January, 2018.

The 2018 Ottawa Gilder Pilot Ground School will begin Tuesday January 9, 2018. Please

  • register by sending a message to and indicate whether you need to purchase the reference material.
  • and join the newsletter (below) so the coordinator can circulate additional information.
Ground school newsletter

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.


Tuesday evenings beginning January 9, ending March 20. Ten sessions total. No class on March 13.

Time 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

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 2018 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
$50 From The Ground Up

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

Tweets from @rvssca

Jul 2 Ottawa power outage affected our server. Web site and email service currently unavailable.

RideauValley Soaring RideauValley Soaring