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Good runway conditions (summer 2020)

I flex into Alexandria just after 9:00 am today. It was my first visit in over 15 years. I checked NOTAMs beforehand for paradrops, and monitored the frequency from about 20 min to to confirm there wasn't any activity.

The grass runway is mowed nice and short, but the ground underneath is slightly unevenβ€”not dangerously so, but you'll do a bit of dune-buggy-style bouncing over the undulations on landing, even at minimum speed, so keep the yoke back in your lap after landing in a nosedragger.

It was firm and dry, though, and even without a headwind to help, my 160 hp PA-28 needed only a bit over half of the 2,200 ft for landing and for takeoff (after backtracking).

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Video of runway conditions

August 2017 (I think the order is Runway 24, 12, then 36):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CSepmKq_D8

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Contact info

From COPA Places to Fly (updated 2017):

Thomas Smith

+1-613-835-2792

tcssmith@xplorenet.com

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Welcome to CYPD

Celtic Air took over operating CYPD three years ago. Commercial aircraft ramp fees vary from 200.00 to 400.00, commercial landing fees top out based on MTOW at about 85.00 for a Challenger 350. Private aircraft can expect up to a 25.00 landing fee. Given that the airport exists solely on these fees, we hope everyone can manage with them. Call us at 902-625-2206 if you have any questions.

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Birds everywhere!

Lots of wildlife on the runway in July. Be prepared.

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322573 Typo in field "municipality"

- Sarah Isalnd

+ Sarah Island

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Small privately owned airport.The two grass strips is well maintained and are equipped with high intensity runway edge lighting

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Update 5/8/2020 airfield appears to be in despair. There is no windsock at the airfield just a bare pole the airport has fences surrounded it with no-trespassing signs on them. All the structures located at the airfield or in close-proximity to it are in complete and utter despair

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CZBA Burlington Executive Airpark weather

Burlington Executive Airpark weather - http://czba.ca or https://nemowx.com/czba/

Up to the minute transcribed weather - toll-free: 1-844-WXB-CZBA

AWOS frequency: 122.55MHz

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CYQS St. Thomas Airport weather

St. Thomas Airport weather - http://cyqs.ca or https://nemowx.com/cysq/

Up to the minute transcribed weather - toll-free: 1-844-WXB-CYQS

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Branford Airport CYFD weather

Brantford Airport weather - http://cyfd.ca or https://nemowx.com/cyfd/

Up to the minute transcribed weather - toll-free: 1-844-WXB-CYFD

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Arthur Eastfield CPC3 Airport weather

Arthur Airport weather - http://cpc3.ca or https://nemowx.com/cpc3/

Up to the minute transcribed weather - toll-free: 1-844-WXB-CPC3

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Guelph Airpark CNC4 Airport weather

Guelph Airpark weather - http://cnc4.ca or https://nemowx.com/cnc4/

Up to the minute transcribed weather - toll-free: 1-844-WXB-CNC4

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Brampton-Caledon CNC3 Airport weather

Brampton-Caledon Airport weather - http://cnc3.ca or https://nemowx.com/cnc3/

Up to the minute transcribed weather - toll-free: 1-833-WXB-CNC3

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Weather for pilots available

Grimsby Airport weather - http://cnz8.ca or https://nemowx.com/cnz8/

Up to the minute transcribed weather - toll-free: 1-844-WXB-CNZ8

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re: My Fathers Crash

Hello Sir,, I'm not sure if you were contacted but there is new information on your fathers crash, the plane was found earlier last week Dec. 2019 in a forested area not far from Budworm City.

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Mark Behnke, there is new information on your fathers crash. The plane was found earlier last week in a forested area not far from Budworm City

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YAT reception 260 KHz

11/26/2019 YAT 260 Kc 0115-0630 EDST 400 Hz offset ID-6 sec tone- ID loud signal, above any local DB. NO co-channel or adjacent channel interference. Minimal atmospherics. steady signal with very little fading. RECEIVER: Collins R390a with homebuilt VLF converter / preselector / bandpass filter. ANTENNA: Marconi "T" antenna 22m vertical, 121m horizontal

would like your postal mailing address to send a written report and pre-made confirmation card.

thanks!

Mike KM1R

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Second World War hangar

Photos of the British Commonwealth Air Training Programme hangar (and some WWII graffiti) here:

https://twitter.com/david_megginson/status/1186388312224944130

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Use the grass runways

The runway pavement surface is in bad shape, except for a small strip down the middle of 08/26. Use the grass surface beside each runway, which is well maintained (it was no problem for my nose-dragging PA-28).

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Shared zone and frequency with Les Cèdres

This airport is only a few miles to the north of the busier Les Cèdres/Cedars (CSS3), and shares a common zone and ATF frequency of 123.5 MHz (also the frequency for Ottawa/Rockcliffe CYRO, so it gets busy).

Like Les Cèdres, it's under Montreal Terminal's class C shelf, so if you're VFR, you need to stay below 2,000 ft MSL unless you're talking to them. It's a flat area with lots of fields and no high towers, so low flight isn't a problem.

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The runway's not as bad as it looks

The runway looks like a patchwork quilt of different shades of asphalt when you're on approach, but the surface is actually fine.

If you're VFR, note that you need to stay below 2,000 ft MSL unless you talk to Montreal Terminal (and they're often too busy to talk much, though they try to accomodate). The land is flat, there are no high towers in the area, and there are fields for emergency landing in every direction, so it's not really a problem flying around at 1,500 ft until you're out from under the class C shelf.

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Maintained

Use at your own risk. Grass is mowed.

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Mountain (sort-of)

The mountain (by eastern standards) is just behind the field, and looms large when you're crossing overhead from the south to join the downwind for 08. It's good to warn any passengers that you'll appear to be flying straight towards the trees.

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Prior permission required

Corporation AΓ©rodrome St-AndrΓ©-Avellin 819-983-8454

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Reply to @gabiLi: Thanks for letting us know! I've gone ahead and made the change.

In the future, if you notice airport info that needs updating, you're also welcome to make the change yourself, using the edit button at the top right of the map.

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It is now named Naujaat Airport:

"Naujaat Airport, formerly Repulse Bay Airport, (IATA: YUT, ICAO: CYUT) is located at Naujaat, Nunavut, Canada, and is operated by the government of Nunavut."

Source: wikipedia

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Airline service

Gatineau Airport has scheduled service by Air Liason:

http://airliaison.ca/en/

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Brant Aero

I had a good experience getting an avionics upgrade for my Piper at Brant Aero in 2017:

https://brantaero.com/

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AIrcraft Spruce Canada

The Canadian location for the popular pilot-supply shop Aircraft Spruce is here:

https://www.aircraftspruce.ca

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Flight schools operations?

Are there any fixed wing flight school or instructors operating out of this airport (namelyfor PPL)?

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Hunting Fishing Outfitter

Very nice folks run this place

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DC-3 (BT-67 conversion) landing at Rockcliffe

I took this video today: https://youtu.be/nPqeOn62x9M

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The lost villages

To the east of here, along the St Lawrence River, you can see the old Highway 2, several sideroads, and even some village street grids and lots under the water. They were submerged with the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway in 1959, and flying over them is still an interesting (and creepy) experience.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lost_Villages

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Procedures: summer glider ops for air cadets

[copied from Facebook]

The Air Cadets Gliding Operations have commenced for the Fall season at Smiths Falls flying Club on weekends.

When Air Cadet Glider Ops are in progress there is no inactive side of the circuit. Gliders and Tow Planes do right hand circuits and use both the main and grass Runway. The Glider β€œzone” extends up to 3,000 ft on the β€œinactive” side.

Joining the circuit from inactive side should be avoided, coordinate with Glider Ops on 122.7 if unsure. Joining the circuit straight into downwind is highly recommended.

Phillip Johnson

Smiths Falls Flying Club

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Gillam Aviation Fuel

Avgas and Jet fuel are both offered at YGX, better prices than Thompson or Churchill with 24/7 service. As for the comment above, I purchased the company October 1, 2018 and avgas does not require 24 hour notice, but any notice with an accurate time is always appreciated!

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Well maintained Friendly

Spent a few days in the area. No tiedown fee with fuel purchase

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2019 - rapidly becoming unlandable

Surface is in good shape, trees are colonizing in from the edges. High wing planes may be ok for a while, low wing gliders are marginal.

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Long gone

What remains of strip has been dug up for gravel pit.

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Long gone

Not even possible to identify where the strip was. The coal mine likely went through here years ago.

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Totally unlandable

Strip is long gone in the trees

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Well maintained as of 2019

Kept mowed by local flying club.

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Much worse than it looks by satellite

Severely overgrown; anywhere that isn't pavement is growing tall trees.

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Well maintained

Kept up by the Red Deer Flying Club.

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Don't

Just don't. They're throwing everyone out. It will probably close.

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Noise abuse

The constant flying over Sutton must stop, very loud aircraft and it all day long.

I am contacting T/C and lodging a complaint!

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NDB 2J 250 kHz Decommissioned?

Last log of 2J Sep18 - not on Skyvector

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Stop flying over the homes in Sutton

There is one plane that continually flies over the homes in Sutton. Please stop, you are a complete nuisance.

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Thumbs up

Really great airport, the expansions and renovations make it sleek and easy to get around.

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UP train to downtown is great

When I was stranded here for 30 hours after a missed connection (see my previous comment), I was about to look for an airport hotel, when I remembered that it's just as fast and easy to get downtown now that the UP Train is running. I remember when downtown was an hour++ and a $75 taxi ride; now its a few bucks and a 25-minute ride on a train that runs every 15 minutes. You'd be insane to stay at the crappy airport hotels these days; you'd probably spend more time waiting for their shuttle than just riding the UP Train to civilisation.

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