Prince Albert (Glass Field) Airport

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Prince Albert (Glass Field) Airport
Prince Albert Airport.jpg
Airport type Public
Operator City of Prince Albert
Serves Prince Albert
Location Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Hub for
Time zone CST (UTC−06:00)
Elevation AMSL 1,405 ft / 428 m
Coordinates 53°12′52″N 105°40′23″W / 53.21444°N 105.67306°W / 53.21444; -105.67306Coordinates: 53°12′52″N 105°40′23″W / 53.21444°N 105.67306°W / 53.21444; -105.67306
CYPA is located in Saskatchewan
CYPA is located in Canada
Location in Saskatchewan
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 5,001 1,524 Asphalt
16/34 2,501 762 Turf
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft movements 20,119

Prince Albert (Glass Field) Airport (IATA: YPAICAO: CYPA) is located 1 nautical mile (1.9 km; 1.2 mi) northeast of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada.

The airport was originally opened near Prince Albert on 22 July 1940 under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan as No. 6 Elementary Flying Training School, with Relief Landing Fields located near Hagen and Emma Lake. The school closed on 15 November 1944.[4]

From 17 March 1941 to 11 November 1942, the station doubled as No. 6 Air Observer School.

All that remains of the former No. 6 EFTS are two World War II era hangars. A monument was erected to pay tribute to the 17 airmen and one civilian who died in training accidents at the school.

This airport is now named for Floyd Glass, who learned to fly in the late 1930s, then served as a military flying training instructor during the Second World War. Postwar, he was the first general manager of the provincial Crown corporation Saskatchewan Government Airways. He resigned from this post, flew briefly with British Columbia's Queen Charlotte Airways, then returned to Saskatchewan and in 1955 formed his own firm, Athabaska Airways, which still exists under the name "Transwest Air". Glass died in 2000.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
ExpressAir Regina
Pronto Airways Fond-du-Lac, La Ronge, Points North, Saskatoon, Stony Rapids, Uranium City, Wollaston[5]
Transwest Air Fond-du-lac, Fort McMurray, La Ronge, Points North, Saskatoon, Stony Rapids, Uranium City, Wollaston
West Wind Aviation Charters for staff working at Northern minesites for Cameco and AREVA


  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 2 March 2017 to 0901Z 27 April 2017
  2. ^ Synoptic/Metstat Station Information
  3. ^ Total aircraft movements by class of operation — NAV CANADA flight service stations
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ Airline Schedule

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