Hello Prospective Glider Pilot Students,

Finally, Rideau Valley soaring will be accepting new members as of this Saturday, July 10. Normally, students can show up at any time, but for the beginning, we will taking new students by appointment only. You can come either at 9 AM or after 12 PM, Saturday, Sunday or Monday. You should expect to be at the airfield for three to five hours in order to get registered and get two or possibly three flights.

At the airfield, we can accept cash, cheque or etransfer for payment. We cannot take debit or credit.

There are various membership rates, depending on your age or whether you go to school. See our Fees page for membership costs. Typically, a one year membership is $730 for adults. However, there is a reduced-cost half-year membership that applies to new members ($356 on 1st of August). You can join on August 1st -or- you could purchase the five-lesson package for $500 and begin your lessons immediately. You will be credited $200 towards the cost of your membership when you join in August.

We seek to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID19. In particular, we are concerned about the Delta variant and for this reason we currently require all members and visitors to be fully vaccinated (2 doses) and to provide proof of that vaccination status. Bring proof of vaccination to the airfield to show that you have been vaccinated against COVID19.

Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call at 613-858-9646. Indicate your vaccinations status and which day you would like to come  (Saturday, Sunday, Monday, AM or PM. (Yes, we are operating each Monday for the season, weather permitting).

Note that at the airfield, you will be shown various ground activities and you will be expected to help with ground operations.

COVID19

The RVSS Board is actively monitoring the Government of Ontario regulations related to COVID19. Note that the club may impose additional restrictions to address the unique circumstances that apply to two-person glider flights. In particular, a glider cockpit is a confined, shared space with limited ventilation; the safety of our volunteer pilots and instructors is paramount. You should anticipate that proof of vaccination will be required for instructional or introductory flights.

Members will be informed of policy updates on the club email list. The public should monitor this page for developments. We are anxious to resume normal operations and will communicate news right here (and at @rvssca on Twitter).

Current club status – May 9, 2022.

    • Due to concerns of transmissibility of the Delta variant, all members and visitors must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status showing a minimum of two vaccinations is required.
    • Dual flights depend on the crew and passengers agreeing on mask protocol for the flight.
    • Flight certificates remain available for purchase. Flight certificates are issued with an expiry date of September 30, 2023.
  • Ontario Health recommends the wearing of masks if there is close contact (less than 2 metres or indoors).

    Please do not come to the airfield if you experience any of the Covid 19 related symptoms.  If you have tested positive for Covid 19, please advise all with whom you have been in close contact and follow Ontario Health guidelines.

Current club status – Aug 10, 2021.

      •     Due to concerns of transmissibility of the Delta variant, all members and visitors must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status is required.
      •     Accepting new members for training. Specific club COVID-19 safety policies apply.
      •     Flight trainng for existing members. Specific club COVID-19 safety policies apply.
      •     Open to current members able to fly solo.
      •     Introductory Flights by appointment only. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      •     Flight certificates remain available for purchase. Flight certificates are issued with an expiry date of September 30, 2022. If we are unable to honour certificates this season, the validity date of certificates will be extended by one year. We do not issue refunds for flight certificates.
      •     Flight Certificates issued in 2019 have an extended validity date of Sept 30, 2021.

Conditions are subject to change. Regressive changes are possible.

Older status messages...

Current club status – July 30, 2021.

      •     Accepting new members for training. Specific club COVID-19 safety policies apply.
      •     Flight trainng for existing members. Specific club COVID-19 safety policies apply.
      •     Open to current members able to fly solo.
      •     Introductory Flights by appointment only. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      •     Flight certificates remain available for purchase. Flight certificates are issued with an expiry date of September 30, 2022. If we are unable to honour certificates this season, the validity date of certificates will be extended by one year. We do not issue refunds for flight certificates.
      •     Flight Certificates issued in 2019 have an extended validity date of Sept 30, 2021.

Conditions are subject to change. Regressive changes are possible.

 

Current club status – July 9, 2021.

      •     Accepting new members for training. Specific club COVID-19 safety policies apply.
      •     Flight trainng for existing members. Specific club COVID-19 safety policies apply.
      •     Open to current members able to fly solo.
      •     Not open to the public for Introductory Flights (but hoping to offer from July 19).
      •     Flight certificates remain available for purchase. Flight certificates are issued with an expiry date of September 30, 2022. If we are unable to honour certificates this season, the validity date of certificates will be extended by one year. We do not issue refunds for flight certificates.
      •     Flight Certificates issued in 2019 have an extended validity date of Sept 30, 2021.

Conditions are subject to change. Regressive changes are possible.

Older status messages...

Current club status – July 2, 2021.

      • Open to current members able to fly solo.

      • Flight trainng for existing members resumes. Specific club COVID-19 safety policies apply.
      • Not open to the public for Introductory Flights.

      • Not yet accepting new members.

      • Flight certificates remain available for purchase. Flight certificates are issued with an expiry date of September 30, 2022. If we are unable to honour certificates this season, the validity date of certificates will be extended by one year. We do not issue refunds for flight certificates.

      • Flight Certificates issued in 2019 have an extended validity date of Sept 30, 2021.

      • We hope to be able to open on July 3, subject to regulations.

Conditions are subject to change. Regressive changes are possible.

Current club status – June 21, 2021.

      • Open to current members able to fly solo.

      • Not open to the public for Introductory Flights.

      • Not open for flight training. Therefore, we are not yet accepting new members.

      • Flight certificates remain available for purchase. Flight certificates are issued with an expiry date of September 30, 2022. If we are unable to honour certificates this season, the validity date of certificates will be extended by one year. We do not issue refunds for flight certificates.

      • Flight Certificates issued in 2019 have an extended validity date of Sept 30, 2021.

      • We hope to be able to open on July 3, subject to regulations.

Conditions are subject to change. Regressive changes are possible.

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