Ottawa/Carp Airport


Ottawa/Carp Airport

Infobox Airport
name = Ottawa/Carp Airport
IATA = YRP
ICAO = CYRP
type = Public
owner =
operator = West Capital Developments
city-served =
location = Carp, Ontario
elevation-f = 382
elevation-m = 116
coordinates = coord|45|19|09|N|076|01|20|W|type:airport|display=inline
website =
r1-number = 10/28
r1-length-f = 3,937
r1-length-m = 1,200
r1-surface = Asphalt
r2-number = 04/22
r2-length-f = 2,248
r2-length-m = 685
r2-surface = Gravel
footnotes = Source: Canada Flight SupplementCFS]

Ottawa/Carp Airport or Carp Airport, Airport codes|YRP|CYRP, is located convert|1.2|NM|abbr=on|lk=in 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. While both Rockcliffe Airport and Carp Airport have instrument approaches available for bad-weather operation, Carp Airport is located close to Highway 417. This makes the commute to Carp Airport more convenient for flight training.

The airport had been owned by the City of Ottawa until 2005 but is being transferred to a private company, West Capital Developments, who plan to build an airport community and industrial park on the airport.

History

Carp was originally a military airfield, and participated in 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 to the airport is the largest of the Canadian Cold War Diefenbunkers, a giant long-term fallout shelter for government and military officials that now serves as a museum.

First Air (formerly Bradley Air Services) at one time had its maintenance facility on this airport. Carp is presently the home of Helicopter Transport Services, Westair flight school, Carp Flying Academy and EAA Chapter 245.

ee also

* List of airports in the Ottawa area.
* CFS Carp

References

External links

* [http://www.copanational.org/PlacesToFly/airport_view.php?pr_id=1&ap_id=138 COPA airport directory listing including photos of the facility]
* [http://www.wcd.ca West Capital Developments website]
* [http://www.cyrp.ca/ Carp Airport Official website]
* [http://ato.smartcapital.ca/cyrpfriends Friends of Carp Airport website]


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