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This airport is awesome! Open on Christmas Eve was a bonus when I dropped by for a quick stop-over. Highly recommend a visit!
The CFS will be updated to include a note in the "caution" section only if the airport operator requests it.
There is no requirement for registered aerodromes to have painted runway markings. Only certified aerodromes need to have them visible.
Reply to @david: I submitted an e-mail from Nav Canada from which I got a reply today. They are looking into it.
I requested that they update the CFS so that they note the runway is unmarked. There is signage at the airport to indicate that it still is an active runway.
Is it me or does 05/23 NOT exist? I didn't see any runway numbers and where one would be, the pavement looks pretty beat up. The CFS says it's paved.. but I have my doubt's that is accurate.
Cadillac Fairview will be developing the airport lands.
I suspect that porter will be breaking the 1 million passenger mark this year sometime.
According to http://www.centreforaviation.com/news/2010/04/30/porter-airlines-ipo-document-reveals-red-ink-but-management-sees-lots-of-blue-sky/page1
They served 912,613 passengers in 2009.
Does anyone know if this airport has a cafe or restaurant on site?
A ATC feed for this airport (Oshawa Tower) is now available for streaming at liveatc.net.
Wow.. that's pretty cool. Handy if your airplane uses mogas ;)
This site has been designated a Heritage site back in the 90's however, the DND still wants to demolish the hangars and other structures on the airport. More at the Globe and Mail:
Polynesian airlines serves this airport with scheduled flights within Samoa and to/from American Samoa.
It was recently closed by the government citing safety concerns according to an American Samoan who I spoke to while waiting to take a flight to the other island of 'Upolu.
Better security and a new runway was installed to meet up with government standards. However, since the reopening of the airport it's been used much less by the public. Perhaps they don't know it's open again? Much better way to get to/from Savai'i/'Upolu than taking the ferry.
Two airplanes have hit tractor trailers while on short final for RWY 16.
Porter is trying to build a tunnel to replace some of the ferry service.
Reply to @david: Yeah.. YKZ's aprons have always been uncontrolled. I don't know the reason why, because the tower has a clear view of the area. Before you could just call up "on the main apron" and you'd get taxi instructions. But now, the controllers want you to specify exactly where you are on the apron. Makes sense, this way they spend less time looking for you.
Dont mistake the road that runs parallel to 32 for the runway. *thats* how narrow the runway is here!
These are a little out of date, but thought I would mention it anyways.
1. Taxiing. The main apron (near the terminal) is uncontrolled. It is suggested that you let the ground controller know where you are when calling up, and be specific. Ie, "on the main apron holding short of foxtrot" for example.
2. When you need to talk to London FIC, do so using the RCO and *not* 126.7.
I visited this airport by foot and did a write-up about it in my blog:
From the CFS:
Opr win rwy only Jan-Apr. Strength & cond subject to seasonal and/or climatic variations confirm availability.
This is an ice runway that is in operation from Jan to Apr only. Check NOTAM for runway condition.
(I think this is the only ice runway in the CFS!)
This airport also houses an environment canada office / weather station. If you head up to the second floor of the main terminal building (where the cafe is) you can go outside on a patio where there are some weather instruments. There is a sunshine recorder and a tool to measure clouds (I can't remember what it was called). Please obey the signs and don't touch them :) I'm sure if you arrive at the right time, you will see them launch a weather balloon to measure the upper winds!
When we landed we were greeted by someone who offered us a ride into town for a bite to eat. We declined as we just needed to use the facilities and make our way back home. Checked out the pilot's lounge... and took a quick look around the terminal building. Signed the guest register (we we approx the 15th visitor in 2009) and headed home.
Never got to fly here..and the airport is now closed :(
I'm planning a flight for this weekend to YSB. I will take the notes below in consideration when parking the aircraft.
Just a quick question. Is there a restaurant in the terminal?
Construction on the new multi-million dollar terminal upgrade has begun!
More information about the details of the revamp can be found here: