The Springbank Airport, adjacent to Harmony’s Business Campus, is ideal for recreational pilots, small plane owners, and flight enthusiasts. The airport supports a significant level of local and provincial economic activity with its regional role as a leading aviation centre.
Harmony has been precisely planned to complement this exciting aeronautic hub. In fact, an independent evaluation recognized Harmony as an industry leader in Canada in terms of developing an aviation compatible community in close proximity to an airport.
“YBW” as it is known, has been a part of the Springbank area since its construction in 1969 and its grand opening in 1971. As with Harmony, it too is built on historic family lands.
Today it is home to 50 hangars and over 400 small aircraft, multiple flight training schools and clubs, and is the nexus between the Calgary International Airport and those seeking adventure in Banff and Mountain destinations. The Calgary Airport Authority officially assumed control of the facility in 1997. For more information about the History and Operations of Springbank Airport, view the Harmony Lunch and Learn PDF
A true asset and a highly unique neighbour to Harmony, the Springbank Airport provides immediate access for small charter flights to fly executives into the Business Campus, high profile golfers to the championship course, trips to the Rockies, or to cater to those of us who have a true passion for flight school or simply observing.
What childhood fantasy didn’t include airplanes? The story of Springbank Airport and learning opportunities will be captured in several of the Interpretive Centres throughout the community. You can also learn about the airport’s plans for the future in their Master Plan, here.
According to the Springbank Airport Master Plan: 2009- 2029, “Springbank Airport is the most significant General Aviation airport in the Calgary Region. It offers a wide range of services to its users and acts as a base for private and commercial aircraft operations in both the fixed wing and rotary wing categories. Next to Calgary International, Springbank is the only other certified aerodrome within the Calgary region. Consequently, Springbank Airport plays an important role within the area’s system of airports.”
The typical aircraft types that are either currently operating at Springbank Airport, or that may do so in the future, generally fall into Codes A and B – as defined in Transport Canada’s document “Aerodrome Standards and Recommended Practices – TP312E”. These aircraft have a wingspan up to 24m (79ft.). In general, the airfield system for Springbank Airport will be designed around the ability to accommodate these categories of aircraft.
Some typical Code A and B aircraft types that currently operate, or could operate, out of Springbank Airport in the future are shown on page 16 and 17 of the Springbank Airport Master Plan.