Ottawa/Rockcliffe Water Aerodrome

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Ottawa/Rockcliffe Water Aerodrome
Airport type Public
Owner Canada Aviation and Space Museum
Operator Rockcliffe Flying Club
Location Ottawa, Ontario
Time zone EST (UTC−05:00)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−04:00)
Elevation AMSL 125 ft / 38 m
Coordinates 45°27′49″N 75°38′45″W / 45.46361°N 75.64583°W / 45.46361; -75.64583Coordinates: 45°27′49″N 75°38′45″W / 45.46361°N 75.64583°W / 45.46361; -75.64583
CTR7 is located in Ottawa
Location in Ottawa
Direction Length Surface
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n/a n/a n/a Water

Ottawa/Rockcliffe Water Aerodrome (TC LID: CTR7) is located adjacent to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It is a small airport and few Ottawans know of its existence. The airport is the home of the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, which owns the field, and is used and maintained by the Rockcliffe Flying Club. The airport land was originally a military rifle range. In 1918 the Royal Flying Corps began using the field behind the range for experimental mail flights, and the airport opened officially in 1920 as the Ottawa Air Station, one of the six original airfields opened across Canada by the new Air Board. Since it is on the shore of the Ottawa River and the runways were connected to the riverfront by a road, it was one of very few airports capable of handling and transferring floatplanes on both land and water. It only services float planes and its "runway", is the river. It is mainly used by the Military, general-aviation aircraft, and by hikers, tourists and people attempting to access remote locations that are only accessible by air.

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  1. ^ Nav Canada's Water Aerodrome Supplement. Effective 0901Z 7 March 2013 to 0901Z 3 April 2014