BCATP Station Penhold

#36 Service Flying Training School

#36 SFTS operated from September 28, 1941 to November 3, 1944.
The former aerodrome is now the site of the Red Deer Regional Airport.

No. 36 SFTS used Airspeed Oxford aircraft.

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In the spring of 1942 construction began on a “relief field” for No. 36 SFTS at Innisfail. The relief field involved one hangar, a control tower, a barracks, motor transport garage, water pumping and water storage facilities, three asphalt runways 3000 feet in length in a triangular pattern with a taxiway and aircraft parking aprons.

The Harvard Historical Aviation Society has been formed to commemorate and celebrate the history of the Penhold Base in Alberta. Please visit: [www.penholdbase.ca] to learn of their progress.