Delta Heritage Airpark is an uncontrolled, prior permission required, aerodrome south of Vancouver in Delta, British Columbia. The airpark has the Transport Canada Location Identifier CAK3.
Delta Heritage Airpark is the home of the Recreational Aircraft Association of Canada, Chapter 85 (RAA 85) and COPA Flight 5 (Boundary Bay Flying Club).
Delta Heritage Airpark lies on the shore of Boundary Bay, about 2.5 miles east of Boundary Bay Airport (CZBB), at the south end of 104 Street in Delta.
- Driving south on Highway 99, take Exit 20 where Highway 99 and the Ladner Trunk Road (Highway 10) intersect and proceed east on Hornby Drive until 104 Street.
- Driving south on Annacis Highway (Highway 91), exit at Ladner Trunk Road (Highway 10) and proceed west to 112 Street. Turn south on 112 Street to Hornby Drive, then west on Hornby Drive to 104 Street.
Events & News
Upcoming events will usually be posted on our Facebook page well in advance. Please check back often!
A pancake, ham, and egg breakfast is served on the second Sunday each month at Mary's Place, by the three flag poles. This is a popular event and every month, many come out to attend, often using the breakfast as a destination for an early Sunday morning flight.
The airpark was established in the early 1960s by the landowner, Darmel Diston (August 25, 1920 - April 22, 2012), a farmer and pilot. Approximately 120 aircraft were based at the site by the early 1970s. At this time, the Recreational Aircraft Association of Canada, Chapter 85 (RAA 85) became a tenant of the airpark and constructed a clubhouse and aircraft hangar. The former Greater Vancouver Regional District, now Metro Vancouver, acquired the airpark site in 1995.
Below a couple of historical documents:
Delta Heritage Airpark is uniquely situated within the Boundary Bay Regional Park and borders the Boundary Bay Wildlife Management Area (WMA). As a result, Delta Heritage Airpark is strongly committed to upholding and contributing to the purposes of the Boundary Bay WMA and, accordingly, maintains an Environmental Management Plan and a Wildlife Management Plan.
Environmental Policy: The Delta Heritage Airpark Operating Committee (DAPCOM) is committed to operating the airpark in an environmentally responsible manner in compliance with the Delta Heritage Airpark Licence Agreement, applicable covenants, and applicable environmental laws, regulations, and good practices.
The wildlife mandate is to:
- Promote the safety of aircraft operations by preventing wildlife strikes; and
- Mitigate the environmental impact of airpark operations.
It is the intention of DAPCOM to maintain an environment where concurrent airpark operations and wildlife activity do not impede the other. Where conflict occurs, the general reaction will be that of airpark operations yielding to the natural environment but at no time compromising aviation safety. Furthermore, areas of the airpark that are beneficial to wildlife will be preserved, and plantings shall be considered to attract, feed, and shelter wildlife. As an example, barn owl boxes are installed within the premises.
The airpark occupies approximately 8.75 hectares of the entire 28-hectare Boundary Bay Regional Park.
Prior Permission Required
Delta Heritage Airpark is a Prior Permission Required (PPR) aerodrome. If you are unfamiliar with Delta Heritage Airpark, please call 604-878-9050 for recorded flight operations information (transcription below) before flying in.
Please follow the procedures as outlined in the Canada Flight Supplement and support our Good Neighbour Policy to reduce aircraft noise for residences along 96 and 104 Streets.
Good Neighbour Policy
- Follow procedures per Canada Flight Supplement.
- Stay clear of the noise-sensitive zone to the west.
- No direct flights to Boundary Bay Airport (CZBB).
- No formation take-offs.
- Only access to hobbyist, heritage, and recreational aircraft less than 12,500 lbs gross take-off weight.
- Restricted flight over the dike and foreshore below 600 feet.
- Avoid continuous circuits.
Noise abatement measures exist for Delta Heritage Airpark as a commitment to minimizing noise impact on the surrounding environment and includes the use of specific flight paths to reduce noise footprints.
Any deviations from this policy are investigated and followed up on. Although uncommon, the safe operation of an aircraft sometimes requires deviance from the specified flight paths.
Reporting Aeronautical Noise Concerns
Aeronautical noise concerns can be reported through the online form here.
Any aircraft owner seeking a hangar at Delta Heritage Airpark may sign up on a waiting list for $100 non-refundable. Currently, there are no hangars available, but tie-downs are readily available.
If you want to be added to the hangar waiting list, please refer to the Hangar Waiting List Policy. There are more details in the following documents:
- Aircraft Parking Contract
- Hangar Rental Policy
- Hangar Indemnity & Release Agreement
- Hangar Waiting List Policy
- Hangar Waiting List, August 1, 2021
100LL AVGAS is available at the self-serve pump. More information about fuel prices is available on 100ll.ca.
By buying fuel from our self-serve pump, you support our airpark.
DAPCOM is responsible for decisions regarding the daily airpark operations. The purpose of the committee is to provide an opportunity to discuss relevant issues and propose solutions. The DAPCOM chair will report to the RAA 85 executive on operational matters.
DAPCOM is committed to operating the airpark in an environmentally responsible manner in compliance with the Delta Heritage Airpark licence agreement, applicable covenants, and applicable environmental laws, regulations, and good practices. To contact DAPCOM, please use the contact form here.
There is more information about DAPCOM and Delta Heritage Airpark in the following documents:
Delta Heritage Airpark Management Committee
- Chair: Lois Jackson
- Division Manager, Regional Parks Central Division: Steven Schaffrick
- Supervisor, Park Operations: Patrick Spillner
- President, RAA 85: Alex MacKay
- Chair, DAPCOM: John Macready
- Chair, DAPCOM Environmental Sub-Comittee: Kesar Nizzar
- Delta Farmers Institute: Les Hoggart
- Residents: 96 Street, Bernard Boscher; 104 Street, Vacant
RAA Chapter 85
- President: Alex MacKay
- Vice President: Peter Sleeman
- Past President: Peter Whittaker
- Secretary: Tim Novak
- Treasurer: Sebastien Seykora
- Custodian: Clif Dawson
- Programs: Peter Murphy, Kesar Nizzar
- Membership: Ran Sariel
- Newsletter: George Gregory
- Aircraft: Sebastien Seykora, Harald Schiedel
- Buildings: John De Visser
- Directors: Shawn Connelly, Cyril Henderson, John Macready, Eric Munzer, Tim Saxton, John De Visser
- Webmaster: Poul Rasmussen
- Chair: John Macready
- Chair, Environmental Sub-Comittee: Kesar Nizzar
- Chair, Hangar Committee: Ron Zeleschuk
- RAA 85 President/DAPCOM Treasurer: Alex MacKay
- Fuel Management: Cyril Henderson
- Flight Safety Officer: Sebastien Seykora
- Airpark Caretaker: Gerard Van Dijk
- Hangar Committee: Tim Saxton
- RAA 85: Shawn Connelly
- Boundary Bay Flying Club: Peggy Gordon
- Commercial Tenants: Andy/Tracy Pearson
- Aerobatic Club of BC: Guido Lepore
- Tenants: Dave Browning, Barry Mann, Terry Petersen, Ray Roussy, John Stewart
- Members at large: Ran Sariel, John de Visser
- Consultant: Bruce Prior
- Project Manager: Dale Hunt
- Webmaster: Poul Rasmussen
- Accountant: Berlinda Chan
—Metro Vancouver West Area Parks
- Central Area Parks, Division Manager: Steven Schaffrick
- Central Area Parks, Administrative Coordinator: Catherine Gastaldello
- West Area Parks, Supervisor: Patrick Spillner
- Metro Parks: Joe Soluri