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Thank you — I've deleted the NDB and added the traffic frequency.
That's great news! When the flights start, we'll toggle the "scheduled airline service" flag.
Reply to @ELICE: en mi experiencia, el única problema serio con Heathrow es la espera larga en las aduanas. En otros aspectos, me parece un buen aeropuerto, y es fácil llegar al centro de Londres desde allí.
Nice, easy connection here in mid November -- I had only an hour to connect from an inbound Montreal flight to an outbound Bogotá flight, but I was able to stay in the international terminal without going out and back in through security, like at some other airports.
Does anyone have the latitude and longitude for the AUB NDB? I'd like to add it to the database, if I can confirm it.
Added as "CTAF" -- thanks.
Can't see an airport in the satellite imagery, despite the ICAO listing for YCAA. Marking as "closed" until someone can confirm that it actually (still) exists.
Thanks - I've added those as "CTAF" for now, but please feel free to edit them (under the "Pilot info" tab) to be more specific.
This number is still listed in the CFS.
Glider traffic only.
All airlines have ceased flights to this airport, but is it closed to non-airline flights?
Not a fun place to transfer after an overnight international flight. Shift change at customs happens at 6:00, and the customs line did not move for 1/2 hour, as it grew longer and longer. Have to reclear security to transfer from the international terminal to a domestic flight at terminal 3, and construction made things painfully slow there (once we all found a way in).
Choose any other airport, even Atlanta or Chicago.
This is a pleasant, modern, and efficient airport. We had to wait a few minutes for a gate (because we'd landed 35 minutes early), but it wasn't nearly as bad as what I've experienced at YYZ or LAX. After landing, I was through immigration and customs much faster than I would be in a Canadian or US airport, and everyone was friendly and efficient. The car ride into the city was much nicer than, say, the urban blight you seen driving in from Newark.
One tip: travel guides say that it's best to order a car or taxi in Bogotá, rather than just getting into one. I don't know if that applies at the airport as well, but it's not expensive (it cost me about $25 for a car and driver from the airport into the Parque 93 district).
Thank you - I've added the runway information to the Pilot Info tab.
Reply to @simurqq: There was an error in the script that generates the CSV files, but it is fixed now. Apologies for the problem.
Thank you for the information. Does anyone have a source for the airport move? I can't see the new airport in Google sat imagery (probably because it's too new), so I'm looking for some type of confirmation. The Panamanian civil aviation authority web site at http://www.aeronautica.gob.pa/noticia/index.php wasn't helpful.
I can make out what might be a landing strip beside the pond, but it's extremely small -- it wouldn't work for anything but an ultralight, at best.
"International" is a bit of a misleading term. All you need to be an Airport of Entry (AoE) is to have customs services available. In Canada, we have grass strips and even water aerodromes that you could call "international."
It's in a lot of older databases. Marked as closed, assuming that it went out of service and was built over. If anyone has more information, please let us know.
Thank you for the update. I've distinguished the two on the pilot-info page now.
Thanks for your comment. We rely on Google Maps for our satellite imagery, and on FlightStats.com for arrival and departure information, so unfortunately, we're unable to present better information until they make it available.
Thanks - status updated.
Reply to @cliffair: that link seems to refer to Hinton-in-the-Hedges airport: http://www.ourairports.com/airports/GB-0073
A lot of the downtown Toronto medevac traffic actually goes to the Island Airport, since it's all-weather and has proper facilities, but is still close to downtown hospitals; even the helicopters who use the hospital helipads probably fly straight there to refuel. As a Hope Air volunteer pilot, I also use the Island to fly in people (kids and adults) for non-emergency treatment, like chemo, at the downtown hospitals. Toronto's very lucky to still have that airport after some people tried so hard to shut it down.
Since Sick Kids and St. Mike's are both under the Island Airport's control zone, it's possible that the control tower might keep track of stats for arrivals/departures into the hospital helipads -- I suggest sending an email to Nav Canada to ask for information.
I fly my Warrior into KTEB frequently, but it's always from the north -- from that side, you can drop below NY approach airspace, and it's just a matter of calling up KTEB like any other towered airport. From the south, you might have to negotiate more-complex airspace, or make a big loop around.
When you're leaving, if you're VFR, tower will often let you cut ahead of the long line of bizjets and take an intersection departure.
Gas is expensive, but that's life near NYC. Call your FBO of choice first, and make sure you ask about *all* fees. I was surprised by a new customs fee on my last visit this past summer (since I was coming from Canada), but Atlantic very kindly and quickly refunded it.