|Owner/Operator||West Capital Developments|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−05:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−04:00)|
|Elevation AMSL||384 ft / 117 m|
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 was transferred to a private company, West Capital Developments, who plan to build an airport community and industrial park at the airport.
RCAF Detachment Carp was 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 CFS Carp, the largest of the Canadian Cold War Emergency Government Headquarters (nicknamed the Diefenbunker), a giant long-term fallout shelter for government and military officials that now serves as a museum.
Besides the RCAF, Carp was home to First Air (formerly Bradley Air Services), which at one time had its maintenance facility on this airport.
Accidents and incidents
- On 28 January 1974, Douglas C-47B CF-TVK of Bradley Air Services, now First Air, was destroyed in a hangar fire.
Media related to Carp Airport at Wikimedia Commons
- COPA airport directory listing including photos of the facility
- West Capital Developments website
- Carp Airport website