Airport comments by @prattsoplenty

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Re: Who Updates This Site?

Please note the following two statements that can be found on the Flight Status page.

"Flight information is provided by FlightStats, and is subject to the FlightStats Terms of Use."

"Notice: Some flights may be not be listed, especially for smaller airports outside North America and Europe."

You should probably check the airport and/or the airline's websites for up-to-date flight information.

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Arrivals & Departure Pages

Note this on the bottom of that page. "Flight information is provided by FlightStats, and is subject to the FlightStats Terms of Use." www.flightstats.com would be the best spot to ask your questions as this website only links to there. Good luck!

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Re: Petawawa NDB (YWA) Not Heard Since beginning of 2014

There are no current NOTAMs (Notice To AirMen) listing the NDB off the air but there was one in January. CYWA PETAWAWA YWA- NDB 516 U/S 1401101604 TIL 1401312359. Looks like it dropped off the air on January 10th and was scheduled to be fixed by the end of the month.

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Proper Name

Fixed. Thanks. And welcome to the website.

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Sad Day

NOTAM 130099 CYXD EDMONTON CITY CENTRE(BLATCHFORD FIELD)

CYXD WEF 2013 NOV 30 2349 AMEND PUB: AD PERMANENTLY CLSD

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Closed...once again.

Sadly, the airport is now closed. Hopefully it will rise from the ashes once again.

NOTAM 130118 CYSN DUNNVILLE

CDU9 WEF 2013 JUL 08 0400 AMEND PUB: AD PERMANENTLY CLSD

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re: Mallow "International" Airport

Reply to @prattsoplenty: Oops; I didn't fully research that last bit. The Gulfstream in KHOU was a G-III, not this G-II. The G-III did have the XA-FOU registration at one point before being sold and registered in the US as N85VT. The G-II became N559LC.

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Mallow "International" Airport

Saw this photo on my Twitter feed: http://s845.beta.photobucket.com/user/bizjets101/media/XA-FOU1_zps081490e0.jpg.html and looked further into this incident. Turns out the Mexican G-II (XA-FOU) used the race track for a fuel emergency landing after running out of options at Shannon due to fog. There was no damage so the insurance company built a runway (the asphalt seen running east-west on either side of the more recently built winner's circle) and the aircraft departed safely. Since the flight was a transatlantic flight, the International Airport tag fits. Sadly, the Gulfstream was destroyed in 2004 trying to land at KHOU, in the fog.

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Heliport added

Pope Benedict just landed here to start his retirement.

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re: terminal one or terminal three

If you are flying on Air Canada, they use Terminal 1. If you are flying on Westjet, they use Terminal 3. Other airline's information can be found under the Pilot Info tab and/or visiting the airport webpage.

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re: Pleasure tours??

This field is privately owned and does not have a commercial operator who offers sight seeing tours. Closest airports that might have someone that offers sight seeing flights are Stirling, Belleville, Tyendinaga Mohawk (Deseronto) or Kingston. Closer to your location (Bobcaygeon), you might have luck at the Lindsay or Peterborough Airports. And its never too late to finish your licence.

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re: Wrong Location

Fixed.

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re: wow!

Reply to @thesis: Again, just press edit. Simple solution.

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re: Error?

Reply to @thesis: Fixed. (Just click edit)

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re: airfield

"You cannot directly travel to Hermanus by air as we do not have an airport. (It made way for much needed housing development.)"

http://www.hermanus.com/travel-to-hermanus.mv

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re: Remove Goddard Airport in Haverhill MA!!!

Fixed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(You seem to like exclamation points)

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History

No. 4 Elementary Flying Training School:

Opened near Windsor Mills on 24 June 1940 under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. The school closed on 25 August 1944.

The airfield no longer exists today.

Source Material: "Abandoned Military Installations in Canada Vol II: Quebec" by Paul Ozorak.

(Found here: http://www.militarybruce.com/history/base-history_15.html )

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re: Probable incorrect location for base

I found another mention of Chernofski Harbor (link in the pilot info under Wikipedia page) and moved the location to that area.

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re: arrival time of an international flight from Paris

Dear Anonymous flyer;

We are sorry that the information you were seeking was not as accurate as you desired. We will strive harder in the future to ensure your experience here is a delightful one. We are sorry that we could not meet your needs, even though washing your hog is not something we normally offer. Perhaps next time you require such as service, you will use a search website to find the proper service providers and not a website that has nothing to do with swine cleaning. Also, you might want to look at the entire page you were complaining about and notice at the bottom this sentence: "Flight information is provided by FlightStats, and is subject to the FlightStats Terms of Use." That might be a good spot to take your complaint.

Sincerely sarcastic,

Not-the-management.

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Mystery Airport

Everytime I fly into DFW, I see what appears to be a piece of runway about 2 miles south of the airport. Finally looked up what it was and found out that this used to be a big airport. Lots of pictures and information about this mystery airport can be found here: http://www.airfields-freeman.com/TX/Airfields_TX_FtWorth_NE.html

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re: AVGAS 100 LL

From NOTAMS in Pilot Info:

NOTAM B5681/12: Olbia / Costa Smeralda Airport (LIEO)

B5681/12 NOTAMR B5679/12

Q) LIRR/QFUAR/IV/NBO/A/000/999/4053N00931E005

A) LIEO B) 1208091138 C) 1211031730

E) AVGAS 100LL AVAILABLE AS FOLLOW:

MON, THU-SUN FROM 0630-1630 (0730-1730)

TUE AND WED FROM 0630-1030 (0730-1130) AND 1230-1630 (1330-1730)

INFO MOBILE NUMBER: +393939379763

REF AIP AD 2 LIEO 1-1

CREATED: 09 Aug 2012 11:38:00

SOURCE: LIIAYNYX

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re: Wrong data

I find it highly moronic for someone to expect such "correctness" from a user-driven website. I suggest you search for official sources if such accuracy is required. However, should you wish to contribute to this website with more than useless blathering, start by clicking "about" at the bottom of this page and learn what this website has to offer. Then sign up and be constructive by picking up all those littered "airfields" and putting them in their place.

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re: 767-300

Sure, it could land and take-off from the 7002 feet of runway. It might be restricted to less than maximum take-off weight depending on the load and temperature. As for parking, according to the Canadian Flight Supplement (CFS), the only apron it would be allowed on is number 7 (north-west corner of the airport; not shown in the satellite shot) as all other aprons are restricted to aircraft with wingspans 118 feet or less. Apron 7 is restricted to aircraft with wingspans 170 feet or less.

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re: From Wikipedia

Waiting for your reply. I will do my best to get you some photos.

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re: $200 customs ramp fee

Reply to @david: Jet Aviation charges a ramp fee, for a single-engine Piper, $170 which can be waived if you purchase 40 gallons of 100LL (today's price was $9.34/gallon). So glad somebody else pays for my fuel!

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re: $200 customs ramp fee

Reply to @david: The other option is to use Jet Aviation at the south end of the airport. There is a Customs office right next to their building. I have been using them for the past few years until I starting working for another company who used Atlantic. But now they have switched to Jet as well since Customs moved to the new location. This is because fueling is not allowed on the Customs ramp and that can delay us. As well, at Jet, it is just a quick walk to the FBO so our passengers can be in the car quicker than at Atlantic. Check out the fees and prices but Jet might be the solution you are looking for.

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re: From Wikipedia

Next Tuesday...

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re: Lake Keepit Soaring Club welcomes visitors

Fixed!

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Landing Fee note

"Private aircraft will not be charged a landing fee however, a landing fee will be applied to all military, government and commercial aircraft." http://www.porthawkesburyairport.com/products.htm

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re: Downsview Park shuts down Toronto`s Canadian Air & Space

Reply to @ptomblin: For more information about this and how you can help, please visit: http://www.casmuseum.org/e-news.php

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Downsview Park shuts down Toronto`s Canadian Air & Space Mus

Toronto -- September 24, 2011 -- Toronto's Canadian Air & Space Museum has received notice from its landlord Parc Downsview Park that the Park will be locking the doors today and closing the Museum to regular business.

The Park, a branch of the federal government, has control over the Museum's access after changing the locks following Tuesday's original eviction notice. This threatens to bring a sudden and disappointing close to the Canadian Air & Space Museum's 13-year operation of providing the public an opportunity to experience Canadian history.

continued here: http://casmuseum.org/news_rel_sept24.php

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re: can fly airlines

The only thing I could find on CanFly Airlines is this promotional video from 2007 on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QY1yDbnAmo Unless you are planning on virtually flying somewhere, I think you might be out of luck.

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Wynyard Airport renamed W.B. Needham Field

The Wynyard Airport was renamed "W.B. Needham Field" on Saturday, 27 August, 2011. Flight Lieutenant (ret'd) Needham flew with 412 Fighter Squadron through the war, with a long list of notable accomplishments including 4 missions on D-Day in his Spitfire "VZ-R" before being shot down and taken prisoner by the Germans. He served at 412 Squadron with other notable airmen including Charley Fox DFC, Bar, and Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee Jr., author of High Flight.

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re: Fly In Breakfast

Note: Frequency should be 123.2 Fly safe!

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Fly In Breakfast

Sept. 24,2011. Rain Date Oct.1

08:00 - Noon

Frequency 123.45

2600 x 100 grass East-West orientation

Pwr line at east end underground.

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re: Mt.Fuji Shizuoka Airport is open.

Added. http://www.ourairports.com/airports/rjns/

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Re: Stupid Question :)

As there isn't a scheduled air carrier that serves the Pembroke Airport, the only legal way of getting your friend out east and back would be a charter flight. That would start at about $10000 for a small piston powered aircraft upwards to $50000+ for a jet. If that interests you, search for air charter in Ottawa, Montreal or Toronto. Otherwise, you might look into a limo to the Ottawa airport and then Air Canada or Westjet.

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Re: Freq

Just click [edit] next to the freq and fill in the correct info. I see someone has already done it but now you know for the next time.

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From Wikipedia

Amravati has an aerodrome which is about 15 km off NH-6 towards Akola. It is in the area called Belora. The aerodrome is not used for commercial purposes. It is used only by politicians and others with private jets. It has a 1.5 km runway and a helipad.

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Re: wrong location

Fixed! All it needed was a "-".

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Re: Runway Data

Updated the Pilot info (actually the runway in now 6001' long... but what is a foot between users).

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Operational Remarks

Emergency use only. RWY 09/27 has road crossing strip at west end and could have traffic on it. Preferred direction = 18/36 and has hump in the middle. Caution mountains and fences.

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Operational Remarks

Runway 14/32 300m south end sealed. Righthand circuits for landing RWY32. Southeast threshold permanently displaced 220m. Powerlines at southeast end. High ground 2300 feet 1nm to southeast. Due to terrain takeoff RWY 14 not permitted.

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Operational Remarks

Runway 18/36 840m fence to fence. Strip is located east side of Mt. Buffalo in Buckland Valley. Gradient 1.25% down to north. Caution traffic uses access road which crosses strip at north end. Due to gradients and trees on south boundary, preferred direction is 18 for landing and 36 for takeoffs. Otherwise operating length is

720m. Airfield activities include ultralights and microlights, models, hang gliders. Paragliding and car/winch towing.