Canadian Forces Base Portage la Prairie

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Canadian Forces Base Portage la Prairie
Portage la Prairie/Southport Airport
IATA: noneICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Military
Owner Canadian Forces Air Command
Location RM of Portage la Prairie, near Portage la Prairie, Manitoba
Time zone CST (UTC−06:00)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−05:00)
Elevation AMSL 885 ft / 270 m
Coordinates 49°54′11″N 098°16′26″W / 49.90306°N 98.27389°W / 49.90306; -98.27389Coordinates: 49°54′11″N 098°16′26″W / 49.90306°N 98.27389°W / 49.90306; -98.27389
Map
CFB Portage la Prairie is located in Manitoba
CFB Portage la Prairie
CFB Portage la Prairie
Location in Manitoba
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
01/19 3,045 928 Asphalt
08/26 2,670 810 Asphalt
13R/31L 7,000 2,134 Asphalt
13L/31R 3,130 954 Asphalt
Helipads
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 150 46 Turf/Snow
H2 100 31 Turf/Snow
Source: Canada Flight Supplement[1]
Environment Canada[2]

Canadian Forces Base Portage la Prairie is a former military airport located adjacent to Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada. Today the airport is operated as Portage la Prairie/Southport Airport.

History[edit]

Originally opened in July 1942, as No. 14 Elementary Flying Training School on 28 October 1940, a part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.

The post-war expansion of the RCAF resulted in RCAF Station Portage La Prairie being re-activated on 15 September 1952. No. 2 Advanced Flying School (No. 2 AFS) was established to train RCAF and NATO pilots. Several other flight schools followed over the succeeding decades.

As a result of the unification, the station was renamed CFB Portage la Prairie in 1966.

In the late 1980s, DND budget reductions lead to the contracting out of flight training to civilian agencies. As a result, CFB Portage la Prairie closed on 1 September 1992.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 6 February 2014 to 0901Z 3 April 2014
  2. ^ Synoptic/Metstat Station Information