A move to Canada offers the unmissable chance for an exciting group fly-out to Oshkosh
When we got the opportunity to move to Ottawa, from sunny Basingstoke, one of the possible upsides was the opportunity to get back into flying. I’d owned a share in a Fairoaksbased Long-ez but the realities of a young family meant my flying was now limited to the odd hour in a rented C172 out of Popham. In addition to Ottawa’s international airport (CYOW), the city has a few local airfields and the relatively short distance to Carp (CYRP) may have subconsciously, perhaps even consciously, had an impact on our house buying. In any event, it wasn’t too long before I’d enrolled at the flying club and obtained a Canadian PPL on the basis of my UK licence.
Just a thirty-minute drive from the nation’s capital and nestling under the CYOW control zone, Carp is pretty typical