YEL (CYEL)

Elliot Lake Municipal Airport
Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada

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Nice Airport

Very nice airport, went mid May. Not a lot of traffic and friendly Unicom-

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Shut down on weekends

This is a great little airport!

Unfortunately, the City of Elliot Lake has decided to close the FBO on the weekends, with a $75 callout charge if you need fuel, and no airside access for transients. I doubt they understand how this will drive away the tourism the city so desperately needs (with its uranium mines closed for almost 20 years), especially during the busy summer season from Victoria Day to Thanksgiving -- I imagine the Stone Ridge Golf Club, which picks up patrons at the airport when they fly in to play, will be especially unimpressed.

The decision also means no METAR from Elliot Lake on the weekends (a problem for people flying along the north shore of Lake Huron), and no local civil weather (Weather Channel, etc.) for the people of Elliot Lake on the weekends.

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Watch for Float Planes

I had two close encounters (that I know of) with float planes within 5 nm of Elliot Lake airport. They seem to transit the zone but are not on the frequency. This is a good pit stop or a place to wait things out while the afternoon thunderstorms over Algonquin Park dissipate (BTDT). I understand there is a golf course near the airport that encourages fly-in golfers, but I don't golf so I can't comment on the quality of the golfing.


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