Carp Airport

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Ottawa/Carp Airport
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IATA: noneICAO: CYRP
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner West Capital Developments
Operator West Capital Developments
Location Carp, Ontario
Time zone EST (UTC−05:00)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−04:00)
Elevation AMSL 383 ft / 117 m
Coordinates 45°19′21″N 076°01′20″W / 45.32250°N 76.02222°W / 45.32250; -76.02222Coordinates: 45°19′21″N 076°01′20″W / 45.32250°N 76.02222°W / 45.32250; -76.02222
Website www.cyrp.ca
Map
CYRP is located in Ottawa
CYRP
CYRP
Location in Ottawa
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 3,936 1,200 Asphalt
04/22 2,205 672 Gravel
Source: Canada Flight Supplement[1]
Ottawa/Carp Airport ramp

Ottawa/Carp Airport or Carp Airport, (ICAO: CYRP), is located 1.2 nautical miles (2.2 km; 1.4 mi) south of Carp, Ontario, Canada, a small village that is now part of Ottawa. Carp is the only airport in the Ottawa area where private hangar space is readily available, so it is a popular home base for local general aviation pilots.

The airport had been owned by the city of Ottawa until 2005 but is being transferred to a private company, West Capital Developments, who plan to build an airport community and industrial park at the airport.

History[edit]

RCAF Detachment Carp was originally constructed as a relief landing field for No.2 Service Flying Training School at RCAF Station Uplands, as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan during World War II. The outline of the characteristic three-runway triangle is still visible in the shape of the taxiways, but one of the runways has disappeared, and another (04/22) is gravel-covered and restricted to visual flight rules (VFR) only. Near the airport is the largest of the Canadian Cold War Diefenbunkers, a giant long-term fallout shelter for government and military officials that now serves as a museum.

First Air (formerly Bradley Air Services) at one time had its maintenance facility on this airport. Carp is presently the home of Helicopter Transport Services, Carp Flying Academy and Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 245.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 24 July 2014 to 0901Z 18 September 2014
  2. ^ "CF-TVK Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Carp Airport at Wikimedia Commons