History
The Prince Albert (Glass Field) Airport (IATA: YPA, ICAO: CYPA) is located 1 nautical mile (1.9 km; 1.2mi) northeast of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Canada. in 1929 the federal government acquired a small parcel of land that would become the Prince Albert Airport. Back then the runways were plowed and seeded with Brome grass. On  July22, 1940 the airport was converted,  under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, as No. 6 Elementary Flying Training School, with a Relief Landing Field located near Hagan. From March 1941 to 11 November 1942, the station double as No. 6 Air Observer School. The school closed on  November 15, 1944.  The airport was expanded to its present size and the main runway was paved in 1955. After many years of ownership by the Transport Canada the airport was devolved to the City of Prince Albert on March 26, 1996 under the National Airport Policy.

All that remains of the former No. 6 EFTS are one World War II era hangar (now Transwest). A monument was erected in front of the terminal building to pay tribute tot he 17 airmen and one civilian who died in training accidents at the school.



The airport is now named for Floyd Glass who learned to fly in the 1930s and then served as a military flying training instructor during the Second World War. Postwar, he was the first general manger of the provincial Crown corporation Saskatchewan Government Airways. He resigned from this post, flew briefly with British Columbia's Queen Charlotte Airways then returned to Saskatchewan and in 1955 formed his own firm, Athabaska Airways which still exists under the name Transwest Air. Glass died in 2000.
Historical Images - No. 6 Elementary Flying Training School

City of Prince Albert Airport

1084 Central Avenue

Prince Albert, SK

S6V 7P3

Phone (306) 953-4966 or (306) 953-4900

Fax (306)765-4026 or (306) 953-4915

 

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