Our History

Carp Airport History


Ottawa/Carp Airport or Carp Airport, (ICAO: CYRP), is located 1.2 nautical miles (2.2 km; 1.4 mi) south of Carp, OntarioCanada, 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.

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 at the airport.

RCAF Detachment Carp was constructed as a relief landing field for No.2 Service Flying Training School at RCAF Station Uplands, as part of 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 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.

Current tenants on field

Helicopter Transport Service Canada

Ottawa Aviation Services

International Pilot Academy