Olds-Didsbury Flying Association

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Welcome to the Olds-Didsbury Flying Association!

Olds-Didsbury Aerodrome Runway

Aerodrome Location

The ODFA is located between the towns of Olds and Didsbury, 7.2 km south of Olds and 4.7 km north of Didsbury. The Olds-Didsbury aerodrome is registered and is located at Latitude N51° 42' 39" Longitude W114° 06' 22". Its ICAO identification is CEA3. The aerodrome was constructed in 1983 and was operated by Mountain View County. As of the fall of 2013, the aerodrome is now operated by the Olds-Didsbury Flying Association. You can contact us from the website if you have questions with regards to the services available, or on arrival, there are phone numbers with contact information in the terminal building. This one-page summary of the aerodrome is available.

Runway Information

There are two runways, an asphalt runway 10 - 28 that is 3,664 ft long and 75 ft wide and a grass turf runway 04 - 22 that is 1,933 ft long and 50 ft wide. Through 2011 and 2012 the field was expanded with more space for aircraft hangers.

Olds-Didsbury Aircraft Tie-Down Area

Aircraft Tie-Down Area

The aircraft tie-down area is just northwest of the center taxiway leading to runway 10 - 28. The tie-down area consists of cables anchored to the ground and forms an "L" shape along the main taxi-way as shown in the figure.

Hangars and Aerodrome Lots

Fee simple lots are available at the Olds-Didsbury aerodrome. Some general information can be found on the Mountain View County website. For more information you can contact Doug Erdman, Economic Development Officer at Mountain View County at 403-335-3311 (Ext. 181).

For Realtor assistance you can contact Mel Crothers.


Being close to the towns of Olds and Didsbury there are a number of public facilities available.

Besides public facilities there are a number of services for your aircraft.

During your preflight planning check the CFS and NOTAMs for any latest changes to services or runway conditions.

Community Involvement

As part of our interest in flying and community involvement we have been involved in COPA for Kids since 2010 and have taken hundreds of students on an introductory flight. After learning about flight in their science class this was an ideal way for them to experience the practical aspects of flying.

COPA for Kids COPA for Kids is an aviation program that is free to Kids. It brings together young people who are interested in the science of flight with licensed pilots where the pilots will provide you with an aviation informative introduction and then take you up for a flight. An introduction to this program can be found on the COPA for Kids website. REGISTRATION is now CLOSED for 2019. Watch for our next program in 2020. It is usually held in June.

"You haven't seen a tree until you've seen it's shadow from the air. ~Amelia Earhart"

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Olds-Didsbury Flying Association Box 3766 Olds, AB CANADA T4H 1P5