Debert Airport

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Debert Airport
CCQ3 rwy 16.jpg
Final approach to runway 16
Airport type Public
Operator Municipality of Colchester
Location Debert, Nova Scotia
Time zone AST (UTC−04:00)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC−03:00)
Elevation AMSL 136 ft / 41 m
Coordinates 45°25′09″N 063°27′41″W / 45.41917°N 63.46139°W / 45.41917; -63.46139Coordinates: 45°25′09″N 063°27′41″W / 45.41917°N 63.46139°W / 45.41917; -63.46139
CCQ3 is located in Nova Scotia
Location in Nova Scotia
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 3,144 958 Asphalt
09/27 5,000 1,524 Asphalt
16/34 5,001 1,524 Asphalt

Debert Airport (TC LID: CCQ3) is located near Debert, Nova Scotia, Canada and has three runways.

It was established in 1941 as RCAF Station Debert and was used during World War II as a British Commonwealth Air Training Plan facility for training aircrew.[2]

In 1971, the Debert Airport and its surrounding land was purchased by the Government of Nova Scotia for development as the Debert Air Industrial Park, and in 1972, the Truro Flying Club was formed.

Today, the Debert Flight Centre, a division of the original Truro Flying Club, still provides instruction to pilots, from student pilots to commercial students.

Each summer, the airport is home to the Debert Cadet Flying Training Centre flying activities, during which a group of Royal Canadian Air Cadets train to receive their Glider Pilot's Licence.


  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 5 January 2017 to 0901Z 2 March 2017
  2. ^ Hatch, F. J. (1983). The Aerodrome of Democracy: Canada and the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, 1939-1945. Ottawa: Directorate of History, Department of National Defence. ISBN 0660114437. 

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