|IATA: YLT – ICAO: CYLT
– WMO: 71355
|Operator||DND/1CdnAirDiv Alert AMO Ottawa|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−05:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−04:00)|
|Elevation AMSL||100 ft / 30 m|
Alert Airport (IATA: YLT, ICAO: CYLT) is the world's northernmost permanent airport, located at Alert, Nunavut, Canada, approximately 830 km (520 mi) south of the true North Pole. It is operated by the Canadian Department of National Defence and is part of Canadian Forces Station Alert.
A weather station was established on the site in 1950, and in 1957 construction began on the military facilities which are still in use to this day.
Radar and navigation equipment are trailer units that can be moved around the airport.
There have been two crashes involving fatalities at the airfield since it was established.
- July 31, 1950 - Royal Canadian Air Force Avro Lancaster AG-965 on a re-supply flight crashes and kills all 9 on board (crew members and passengers).
- October 30, 1991 - Boxtop 22, a Lockheed C-130 Hercules from Trenton on re-supply mission crashes and kills 5 on board.
- Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 24 July 2014 to 0901Z 18 September 2014
- Synoptic/Metstat Station Information