By Road

7272 6th Line RR#3

Tottenham, Ontario

L0G 1W0 Canada

By Air

CTR3 (Tottenham/Ronan)

N44 02.5, W079 50.7

Field elevation: 840' ASL.

Field frequency: 123.20 MHz.

When to Visit

  • Weekends and holidays from May to October, weather permitting.
  • Visitors are welcome to come and watch (gliding is not mandatory).
  • Gliding starts around 10 a.m.
  • Guest and Introductory flights are flown between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
  • For reservations call the number on our Contact Us page a few days ahead of your desired flight and we will book you a slot.
  • Walk-ins are welcome and we will do our best to fit you in (a wait may be required).

What to Bring

  • Your flight voucher, if you have one.
  • A hat, preferably without the button on top, as they are hard on your head and hard on our canopies.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Good footwear such as running shoes are good, flip-flops are bad.
  • Water, juice and good snacks. Feeding our pilots is allowed!
  • A camera, as a glider flight is always better than cheese.
  • Friends, or else no one will believe you flew in a plane without a motor!
  • Your completed waiver.
  • For minors a parent- or guardian-signed waiver is required.
  • Cash or credit for payment if required.
  • Waivers should be presented to the duty manager at the flight desk when you arrive.

Where to Park

  • Look for where the most cars are at the end of the driveway and that will be the parking area.

What to Leave at Home

  • Tobacco, e-cigs and vapes (our tow plane and pilots are full of gas).
  • Alcohol and marijuana.
  • Unleashed dogs.
  • Unsupervised children.
  • Worries.

Getting to the Flight Line

Please, no smoking due to insurance restrictions on the farm.

The Great Lakes clubhouse is right at the edge of the parking lot and has a big deck attached. Quite often, some of our members are present there through the day. Introduce yourselves as visitors and ask how to get to the flight line, and they will be happy to point and guide. If you have mobility issues, the Gator will be called to get you there.

The washroom, equipped with flush toilets and running water (not tested for drinking), are up here and probably a good starting point after your drive. If you are early, please feel free to lounge or lunch at the picnic tables and enjoy the view of the operations below before you head down. Shade, chairs and drinking water are also available at the flight line.

You will see a hangar with aeroplanes inside. You may see more aeroplanes and gliders, also referred to as sailplanes on the taxiway. If you have children or pets, this would be a good spot to start the supervision. Aircraft are very sturdy in some places and very delicate in other places. Please do not touch or drool on the aircraft without a Great Lakes member there to observe and guide you as to where to slap and where to kiss the aircraft!

If you need to make your own way down to the flight line, the first point to remember is to always look for moving aircraft. Our tow plane has a propeller that makes noise, and if you see it moving towards you, please move out of the way off the cut grass. Our pilot has probably seen you, they will not hear you, but don’t take any chances. GLIDERS DO NOT MAKE A NOISE! You must keep an eye out near the runway for landing gliders.

The taxiway is where the aircraft travel to get to the main runway. Please stay to the edge of it to get to the runway by the windsock. DO NOT CROSS THE RUNWAY! We can stage our operation from either end of the runway dependent on the wind direction of the day. At the windsock, you can see both ends and should be able to tell from which end we are staging. Please walk on the edge of the runway next to the taller grass to get to the staging area. YOU SHOULD BE ON THE SOUTH EDGE OF THE RUNWAY. This is the side closest to your parked car.


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