Chipman Airport (Alberta)

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Chipman Airport
Airport type Public
Operator Edmonton Soaring Club
Location Lamont County, near Chipman, Alberta
Time zone MST (UTC−07:00)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−06:00)
Elevation AMSL 2,195 ft / 669 m
Coordinates 53°43′N 112°38′W / 53.717°N 112.633°W / 53.717; -112.633Coordinates: 53°43′N 112°38′W / 53.717°N 112.633°W / 53.717; -112.633
CFU3 is located in Alberta
Location in Alberta
CFU3 is located in Canada
CFU3 (Canada)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 2,600 792 Turf

Chipman Airport, (TC LID: CFU3), is located 1.1 nautical miles (2.0 km; 1.3 mi) north of Chipman, Alberta, Canada.

A Schweizer SGS 1-23D C-FXKL at the Edmonton Soaring Club in 1984

The airport is owned and operated by the Edmonton Soaring Club. The Edmonton Soaring Club, which was previously operating from the Edmonton/Cooking Lake Airport, purchased the site in 1971, when other plans were being made for Cooking Lake by the Government of Alberta. This airport is also known as the "Chipman Gliderport".

Itinerant air traffic is welcome, and should use the aerodrome frequency of 123.4, and keep an eye out for glider traffic. The airport is not maintained in the winter, but is suitable for aircraft on skis when snow-covered. The airport is usually attended on weekends and designated flying weeks during the soaring season, which typically runs from mid-April through October.

Facilities available include a clubhouse with kitchen, bathrooms, showers; a bunkhouse for overnight accommodation; cable tie-downs; emergency fuel (100LL). Pilots should call ahead to see if the airport is attended (780) 363-3860.

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  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 1 February 2018 to 0901Z 29 March 2018.

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