Pendleton Airport

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Pendleton Airport
CNF3 pendelton airport.jpg
A Sinus landing grass runway.
Airport typePublic
OperatorGatineau Gliding Club
LocationPendleton, Ontario
Time zoneEST (UTC−05:00)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC−04:00)
Elevation AMSL260 ft / 79 m
Coordinates45°29′10″N 075°05′46″W / 45.48611°N 75.09611°W / 45.48611; -75.09611Coordinates: 45°29′10″N 075°05′46″W / 45.48611°N 75.09611°W / 45.48611; -75.09611
WebsiteGatineau Gliding Club
CNF3 is located in Ontario
Location in Ontario
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 2,550 777 Old Asphalt
13/31 2,650 808 Turf
17/35 2,550 777 Old Asphalt

Pendleton Airport, (TC LID: CNF3), is located 3 nautical miles (5.6 km; 3.5 mi) northwest of Pendleton, Ontario, Canada, east of Ottawa. The airfield is currently operated by the Gatineau Gliding Club.


World War II (1942-1945)

During the Second World War, Pendleton Airport was established as RCAF Station Pendleton and hosted No. 10 Elementary Flying Training School for the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan after the school moved from Hamilton in 1942. The school provided initial pilot training on Tiger Moth and Finch aircraft. While most of the airports involved in the plan have either closed or gone through extensive changes, Pendleton still preserves most of the original character of a BCATP airport: it has the original three short runways arranged in a triangle (though some are in disrepair), and several of the original World War II buildings, including the main hangar.

Aerodrome Information

In approximately 1942 the aerodrome was listed as RCAF Aerodrome - Pendleton, Ontario at 45°29′N 75°06′W / 45.483°N 75.100°W / 45.483; -75.100 with a variation of 14 degrees east and elevation of 260 ft (79 m). Three runways were listed as follows:[2]

Runway Name Length Width Surface
17/35 2,550 ft (780 m) 100 ft (30 m) Hard surfaced
13/31 2,550 ft (780 m) 100 ft (30 m) Hard surfaced
8/26 2,550 ft (780 m) 100 ft (30 m) Hard surfaced

Post war (1945-Present)

The Gatineau Gliding Club purchased the airfield from Crown Assets in 1961 and is the owner since then. The Gatineau Gliding Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting motorless flight in Canada.

See also


  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 16 July 2020 to 0901Z 10 September 2020.
  2. ^ Staff writer (c. 1942). Pilots Handbook of Aerodromes and Seaplane Bases Vol. 1. Royal Canadian Air Force. p. 149.