CNS8

Morrisburg Airport
Morrisburg, Ontario, Canada

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A hidden gem

What a great little airport, just minutes from Upper Canada village. Flew from CYRO for a nice relaxing afternoon with family. Heard lot of chatter from nearby traffic but no one in the pattern and just one aircraft parked at the airport. Truly a pilot controlled airport.

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Dining at Golf Course

I've flown down from CYRO a few times and gone for brunch at the golf course. There is a footpath off the end of RWY25 (be sure to keep an eye on the sky until you are well away from the threshold!) that leads straight to the clubhouse where they are very friendly and welcoming, and have a good menu.

As for the beach and picnic ground across the street - it is just a short walk, but as of August 2017 it was closed for tree chopping (emerald borers have killed a lot of the trees). It's run by the Parks of the St Lawrence, so call them first before promising the kids a fly & swim!

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re: Terrific Day Trip Destination

Reply to @jasmantle: Yes! A really cool flight. I take off CYRP and land at Morrisburg .5h later. I cross the street and "voilà" ; I spend the afternoon at Upper Canada Village, with my sons...

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Terrific Day Trip Destination

This airport is a paved runway, a windsock, and an apron. No buildings. No fence. No unicom.

On the apron there are several heavy poured concrete blocks which you can move and use to tie-down the tail, and a cable running down the length of the apron to tie-down the wings. Unfortunately, the cable is a bit far from the edge.

There is a notice board at the west end of the apron with a phone number for the golf course - apparently they'll drive over and pick you up (I did not try it). The golf course is at the east end of the airport.

Across highway 2 is Upper Canada Village, it is a short (5-10 minute) walk. Per-adult entrance fee (2011) is $20.95 plus tax, there are also child, senior, student and family rates. There are two restaurants inside UCV, plus a working sawmill, flour mill, blacksmith, and much much more.You can sprint through in 2 hours and see not much, it would be better to think of this as a several-hour destination. I enjoyed it thoroughly.

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Tie Downs

There is a cable stapled to the apron running length-wise roughly centred which is presumably for tying air planes down. There are also some concrete blocks with eyelets that can be dragged to tie down the tail.

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Fly-to BBQ

About 15 minute walk from the airport, across fields, this park has picknick tables and fixed BBQs. There is a beach, change rooms and washroom facilities, but when I was there the washrooms were closed, and the beach was the sole preserve of Canada Geese and seagulls. We were still able to have a nice afternoon BBQ though.

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Birds

There is a bird sanctuary near the airport, so be sure to keep a good lookout for birds.

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Food

Cafeteria at Upper Canada Village entrance & restaurant at golf club.

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Upper Canada Village

Upper Canada Village, a reenacted 1867 village, is located right across the highway within walking distance. There is also a golf course near the airport. Note that there's no fence or security of any kind, and your plane will be in clear view of the highway.


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