Kars/Rideau Valley Air Park
|Kars/Rideau Valley Air Park|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−05:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−04:00)|
|Elevation AMSL||286 ft / 87 m|
Rideau Valley Air Park, (TC LID: CPL3), located 3 nautical miles (5.6 km; 3.5 mi) south of Kars is a small airport south of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on the shore of the Rideau River. The airport has a single 1,800 by 100 ft (549 by 30 m) grass runway, and serves mainly ultralight and glider traffic.
Rideau Valley Soaring is a gliding club that operates from the Kars/Rideau Valley Air park on a daily basis during the soaring season. The club consists of approximately 30 members flying both private and club aircraft. The gliding club owns a Grob 103 and a Schweizer SGS 2-33 training gliders plus a SZD-50 Puchacz and a Schweizer 1-34. The club also hosts interclub competitions with the Gatineau Gliding Club and the Montreal Soaring Council.
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