Carp Airport

Geographic coordinate system Canada Flight Supplement List of airports in the Ottawa area
Ottawa/Carp Airport
Carp Airport 08A.JPG
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorWest Capital Developments
LocationCarp, Ontario
Time zoneEST (UTC−05:00)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC−04:00)
Elevation AMSL384 ft / 117 m
Coordinates45°19′21″N 076°01′20″W / 45.32250°N 76.02222°W / 45.32250; -76.02222Coordinates: 45°19′21″N 076°01′20″W / 45.32250°N 76.02222°W / 45.32250; -76.02222
CYRP is located in Ottawa
Location in Ottawa
CYRP is located in Ontario
CYRP (Ontario)
CYRP is located in Canada
CYRP (Canada)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 3,936 1,200 Asphalt
04/22 2,205 672 Gravel

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

The airport had been owned by the city of Ottawa until 2005 but was 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 CFS Carp, the largest of the Canadian Cold War Emergency Government Headquarters (nicknamed the Diefenbunker), a giant long-term fallout shelter for government and military officials that now serves as a museum.


Ottawa/Carp Airport ramp


Besides the RCAF, Carp was home to First Air (formerly Bradley Air Services), which at one time had its turboprop maintenance facility and head office at this airport.


Carp is the home of Helicopter Transport Services and Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 245.

Accidents and incidents

See also


  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 16 July 2020 to 0901Z 10 September 2020.
  2. ^ "CF-TVK Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 23 August 2010.