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South River/Sundridge Airport & Float Plane Base:
12/30 has been reduced to 75' width; 04/22 is still full width. The idea is to make space for hangar lots on the south side of the airport property (MNR owns the land around the airport). The airport committee is taking their own sweet time to move on this, however.
Still cash or cheque for fuel (100LL). The runways have been thoroughly rolled this spring, and are very smooth (for turf on a sand base). The hill mentioned below is on the approach end of 30; be prepared to land deep, but touchdown before the intersection is not demanding for light aircraft. The rest of the runway approaches are pretty flat, although 04 could use some tree-pruning at the approach (south) end. There are some cell towers to the west and south of the field, just outside the circuit. Currently, there is one more (and bigger) hangar than the picture shows, at the south-east end of the line of three hangars.
The local airport committee is working on a big fly-in on June 20-21st 2009. Details at the airport's new website which looks fantastic! Check it out at flyalmaguin dot com
Can't wait to see this airport get paving, then watch how busy it gets :)
The local airport committee is working on a big fly-in on June 20-21st 2009. Details at the airport's new website which looks fantastic! Check it out at flyalmaguin.com
There are lots of hills surrounding the airport -- there's nothing scary, but you do have to be on top of things. The grass runway was in fairly good shape (a little bumpy, but no holes), and there are nosewheel planes based at the airport, so they obviously maintain things (taildraggers can handle much rougher ground than nosewheel planes). I like the airport, and I plan to stop there again, though I might not want to try outclimbing the hills with my family on board on a hot summer day. The runway is good and long (over 3,000 feet), so that's not an issue.
I bought fuel here on Sunday 9 September. The price was good, and it's a nice, friendly airport (with snacks and drinks in the fridge and an honour-system cash box for paying); however, they are not set up to take credit or debit cards, so make sure that you have cash or a chequebook with you.
Available from Almaguin Aero Maintenance (Ron and Vera Cooper), 705-386-0011.
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