Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, in collaboration with the Mountain View County, MVC, as owner, and ODFA as operator, the aerodrome terminal building at CEA3 is closed effective immediately. The aerodrome runway and fuel system is still available for use. Please visit the MVC website for up to date information on MVC's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have an emergency please contact our on-call ODFA messaging service at 403-335-2380.
Note that with the terminal building closed, the rest rooms are not available.
Although the terminal building is closed, the Cessna 150M is available for rent. Please call Ed Shaw, 403-701-1600 for information on sanitizer and pre and post-flight information.
Decisions on aeromedical renewals are continuously changing. As a result, this website will not be able to provide the most current status. Check for updates on the Transport Canada websites, COVID Updates, Exemptions. The following links from Transport Canada are available as per information from late May to the first week of June, 2020; Examination Process, Exemption 2020-06-03, Exemption 2020-05-21. In addition to the Transport Canada website, you can watch for updates on the YBW Aeromedical Clinic website.
Low fuel price day is scheduled the second Saturday of each month. It is currently canceled due to COVID-19. The runway is open and self-serve fuel continues to be available.
The monthly meetings held on the first Tuesday of every month at 19:30 Local Time may be canceled or held by conference call due to COVID-19. Notification will be provided by email.
Jet A $0.99/litre.
Payment: Debit, Visa or MasterCard.
Attended by Dignitaries and Guests, the official opening of the Olds-Didsbury Aerodrome new LED runway lights was held on December 12, 2018.
The Olds-Didsbury aerodrome is located between the towns of Olds and Didsbury, 7.2 km south of Olds and 4.7 km north of Didsbury 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. A pdf one-page summary of the aerodrome is available.
Tie-down is shown in the map by the location symbols. There are steel cables running along the ground or you can bring your own tie-down anchors.
Being close to the towns of Olds and Didsbury there are a number of public facilities available.
Information on the ODFA monthly meetings, membership, rules, regulations and renting aircraft.
Links for flight planning, NAV Canada weather NAV Canada NOTAMS and to reserve flights in the aircraft.
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.