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New owners with big plans!!
Has been a firestorm in the local papers lately so I flew in for a look last week.
They have already rebuilt the pilots lounge very nicely and slowly filling in to pave 34/16 (with GPS approach!) but like almost everywhere, people move near an airport and then hassle it when they try to expand. I think they now have a full time groundskeeper because the field seems very well-kept. (unlike a couple of previous visits last year that had overflowing garbage cans blowing junk everywhere and very unmowed grass)
With the closure of Buttonville on the horizon, there is alot of potential for this little airport. (now if they could only buy a couple adjacent farms and expand >3000 ft)
I hope you overcome the (few) locals who try to deny the rest of the world progress and prosperity and make Greenbank a travel destination and gateway to Port Perry and the Kawarthas
The airport was struck by lightning during the big storm a few weeks ago, it took out the runway lights, arcal controller , fuel dispenser circuit board and popped a few circuit breakers.
the repair costs have exceeded $4,000 but all systems are functioning very well now.
The fuel cost is usually lower than surrounding airports and CNP8 is the only one around with Mogas
The airport is a no winter maintenance facility, but it is cleared when the snow is not too heavy
The area is beautiful - but the airport has slowly fallen into disrepair since the accident a few years ago.
Still a nice little airport for a summer diversion to be sure - but not the cheapest fuel in the area any more (both Lindsay and Peterborough are considerably cheaper) ...and during my last few visits (3 of the last 5) the fuel pumps were not working at all. Also - do not count on the ARCAL J working - during my last visit, i spoke with a few of the local tenants who mentioned that it hasn't worked in awhile.
The grass is well kept - and they host a few fly-ins over the summer months. (if you visit during a fly-in, you usually find a nice distinct centerline mowed on 16/34)
Snow removal in the winter is extremely rare (but really nice when it happens).
I hereby award Greenbank a Best Grass Roots Airport in GTA diploma. :-)
Seriously, this is a great little airport. Two grass runways, both sloped, marked with flags and very well cared of. There is a "secret" flying school there, using a 172, and a 24/7 gas pumps for the local grasshoppers community. No worries if you'll see the birds on the runway - they know this whole GA thing and will let you land or take off without any problems.
Nice and clean FBO, very scenic surroundings (especially in the Autumn), great place to fly in with friends. Such a pity that accident happened to the original airport owner, but an excellent conditions of the airport afterwards are a testament to the great job done.
If ever in doubt which grass strip to fly to East of Toronto, go Greenbank!
you're kidding right??? I'd have figure at most 400K but then again what do I know... can someone explain to me why it's listed at $2m?