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Prince Albert (Glass Field) Airport

Airport information
Airport typePublic
OperatorCity of Prince Albert
ServesPrince Albert
LocationPrince Albert, Saskatchewan
Elevation428 m (1405 ft)
Aircraft movements20119

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Prince Albert (Glass Field) Airport is located 1 NM northeast of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada.

The airport was originally opened near Prince Albert on 22 July 1940 under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan as No. 6 Elementary Flying Training School, with a Relief Landing Field located near Hagan. The school closed on 15 November 1944.

From 17 March 1941 to 11 November 1942, the station doubled as No. 6 Air Observer School.

All that remains of the former No. 6 EFTS are two World War II era hangars. A monument was erected to pay tribute to the 17 airmen and one civilian who died in training accidents at the school.

This airport is now named for Floyd Glass, who learned to fly in the late 1930s, then served as a military flying training instructor during the Second World War. Postwar, he was the first general manager 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.

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