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CZBA Burlington Executive Airpark weather

Burlington Executive Airpark weather - or

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

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

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Branford Airport CYFD weather

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Arthur Eastfield CPC3 Airport weather

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Guelph Airpark CNC4 Airport weather

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Brampton-Caledon CNC3 Airport weather

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

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Weather for pilots available

Grimsby Airport weather - or

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.


Mike KM1R

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Second World War hangar

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

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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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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:

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Brant Aero

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

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AIrcraft Spruce Canada

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

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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:

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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.

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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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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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Don't transfer here

This is a great airport for people living in/near the GTA, but it's an awful one for connections, because when it shuts down for a thunderstorm (etc), it takes hours to recover. I was connecting from Ottawa to Copenhagen, sat for a 3-hour ground hold in Ottawa, missed my connection in Toronto, stood in line for 2 hours waiting for the chronically-understaffed (and ironically-named) Air Canada courtesy counter, and had to fight hard to avoid being moved to a flight 48 hours later. When things go wrong at YYZ, they go wrong badly, and it takes the airport a long time to recover.

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Nice brunch

I flew myself to CYRQ on Father's Day. It's still a nice, friendly airport. The staff don't mind you parking (for free) even if you're not buying fuel. The restaurant had a great Sunday brunch and a big crowd.

I did manage to generate my first CADORS report on my way home, when I had a full avionics-stack failure in IMC and had to follow lost-comms procedures into Ottawa Terminal airspace:

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No drinking water, but very nice

I visited again earlier this month, after nearly 10 years. There's a drinking water spout that's shut down, and a picnic table courtesy of the Cornwall Flying Club. It's still one of my favourite little airports to visit (so quiet). I put some photos here:

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Tundra ultralight

Hello, is there an Tundra ultralight, 2 seats tandem (Laron Aviation Technologies) ?

Thank you,

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School 2019

I admire this website - its so usefull and helpfull.

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The Phoenix from the ashes

I'm glad to see that CNZ8 Grimsby has a new lease on life!

Since the new owners have taken over, there are many improvements and more to come!

The airport is clean and functional. The new airport manager, Gary, is delightful and accommodating.New tenants are rushing in with the knowledge that this is going to be the new area airport, after Stoney Creek CPF6 deciding to go the Storage Facility direction.

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Owner is not a nice person and is very protective of property

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