Canada’s First Air Harbour

Flying over May Field - 1921
Flying over May Field – 1921

The first Air Harbour in Canada was “May Field” on the Sproule Farm in Edmonton. The Sproule Farm in Edmonton (3 ½ miles NW from the Post Office on the St. Albert Trail) was where the field was located, and there are many stories.

One in particular, told me by my Mother – “Wop” used to fly home late in the evening, and when it was too dark to find the field he would fly over the house where “Vi” lived – she would get in the car and rush out to the airport and shine the lights down the runway – she got there too late one time and found “Wop” and the “Edmonton” all tangled up in the fence at the end of the field.