Olds-Didsbury Flying Association


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 open but with limited access, i.e., the rest rooms can be used, and only two people can be in the terminal at any given time. The aerodrome runway and fuel system continues to be 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.

Aircraft Available for Rent During COVID Restrictions

The Cessna 150M and the PA28-180 are available for rent if you are current on type. Please call Ed Shaw, 403-701-1600 for information on sanitizer and pre and post-flight information.

Flight Planning

Booking Calendar

Aircraft booking is through a third party Reservation Calendar.

New Requirement prior to flying. You must call Ed Shaw, 403-701-1600 before your flight.


Payment instructions are on the Join web page. Invoices can be paid on-line or you can continue to pay by cheque, or cash.

Flight Planning

NAV Canada Weather, Flight Planning, NOTAM

Flight planning with weather and NOTAM are available through the NAV Canada website.

Other Weather

Environment Canada and AMA Web Cams

See the AMA Web Cam for highway cameras, road and weather conditions.

Weather from Environment Canada.

New Red Deer Procedures

New Terminal Procedures

Effective May 2020, there are new VFR terminal procedures for the Red Deer airport, CYQF. Check the CFS for details as this document does not supersede information contained within the CFS or NOTAMs.

New Transponder Requirements

On December 31, 2020, NAV CANADA, published an Aeronautical Information Circular (AIC) 36/20 on new transponder requirements near Red Deer Regional Airport (CYQF) as a result of a recently concluded aeronautical study.

The transponder requirement will result in all aircraft operating within the transition area to be visible to air traffic service surveillance and raising the floor of the transition area will allow non-transponder equipped aircraft to continue to operate from the airport.

The floor of the Red Deer 15 nautical miles (NM) Class E transition area will be raised to 4,000 feet above sea level (ASL) and the transition area will become transponder airspace. The changes will take effect February 25, 2021 at 0901 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and be reflected in aeronautical publications. Watch for further updates on the NAV CANADA site and the AIC publications.


Aircraft Maintenance

For hangar or aerodrome maintenance just fill out the Maintenance Form.

If maintenance is needed on the aircraft please follow the procedure listed below.


  1. Immediately phone either Ruff May (403 556-0074) or Lawrence Weston (403 559-4196) and inform them of the problem.
  2. Fill out a maintenance request form and explain the problem in detail.
  3. Go to the Reservation Calendar and block off at least 2 days so renters see the problem and do not drive to the airport unnecessarily.
  4. When you put the notice on the calendar, please highlight the background in RED so the snag is obvious using the Colors: BG: (colors background) and select RED.


  1. When you have finished reviewing the snag, adjust the time blocked off in the Reservation Calendar to show the number of days the aircraft will be out of service.
  2. As appropriate, note the problem in the journey log book.
  3. When the aircraft is repaired, add a comment for the snag (Aircraft Repaired or something to identify its repair) in the reservation calendar so renters know the plane is airworthy again and change the color to GREEN in the Colors: BG: (colors background).