YFC (CYFC)

Fredericton Airport
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

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Taxi

During my visit (1–2 October 2015), it was $20 (US $15) for a taxi into downtown Fredericton.

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Capital Airways (FBO)

Information as of 2015-09-29:

Location: off taxiway D, just before it intersects with C.

Hours: 0800-1800 local

Phone: +1-506-446-3588 (after hours +1-506-238-3653)

Frequency: 122.875 MhZ

Ramp fee: (for a small, single-engine plane) $15/night, first night waived if you purchase fuel.

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Early History

First Airline service was as early as Apr. 1951. Maritime Central Airways (MCA) flying Lockheed10's on the mail run

YQM/YFC/YSJ.

Trans Canada Airlines (TCA) started its first flight into YFC on Feb 1 1952, when Capt CM Harper and crew landed their DC3 .

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Autorotations

Once upon a time this is where helicopters from nearby CFB Gagetown practised touchdown autorotations. We used grass/packed snow areas alongside the runways. Is this still what folks do, or do you still use the "new" autorotation area at the Gagetown heliport?

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Control tower coming in December 2009

Fredericton is currently a mandatory-frequency (MF) airport with a flight services station. It's the busiest non-towered airport in Canada, and Nav Canada has announced that the airport will be getting a control tower (presumably class D) in December 2009 with 12 full-time controllers:

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2009/07/09/air-traffic.html


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