West Kootenay Regional Airport
|West Kootenay Regional Airport
Castlegar/West Kootenay Regional Airport
|IATA: YCG – ICAO: CYCG|
|Owner/Operator||City of Castlegar|
|Location||Castlegar, British Columbia|
|Time zone||PST (UTC−08:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC−07:00)|
|Elevation AMSL||1,626 ft / 496 m|
|Sources: Canada Flight Supplement and Transport Canada
Movements from Statistics Canada
The West Kootenay Regional Airport, (Castlegar Airport) (IATA: YCG, ICAO: CYCG) is a small regional airport located 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) south southeast of Castlegar, British Columbia. Owned and operated by the City of Castlegar, YCG has a 15,317 sq ft (1,423 m2) passenger terminal. Due to the mountainous terrain impinging on both runway approaches, there is no possibility of a straight-in approach. The airport is therefore certified for day operations only, and the glideslope on approach is set to a steep 5% rather than the standard 3.0%. The instrument approaches to Castlegar are considered among the most challenging of any in use at a commercial airport in North America. Currently (2011) the Dash-8s servicing the airport require minimums of 3400 foot cloud ceilings and three miles visibility (Jazz adds 100 feet and one mile to these minimums).
Castlegar airport is currently (as of 2006) developing departure procedures for night time operation, but as of 2010 the airport is certified for daytime operation only. Recently, a $1 M programme installed six beacons on the hills of the Columbia Valley that allow night-time take offs from the airport. It is expected this will only be used by air ambulances and medical traffic.
The airport is classified as an airport of entry by NAV CANADA and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency. The customs at CBSA officers at this airport currently can handle general aviation aircraft only, with no more than 15 passengers.
Selkirk College’s Aviation - Professional Pilot programme operates two Web-cams that depict current conditions.
|Air Canada Express operated by Jazz Air||Calgary, Vancouver|
- Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 17 October 2013 to 0901Z 12 December 2013
- Airport Divestiture Status Report
- Total aircraft movements by class of operation — NAV CANADA flight service stations
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to West Kootenay Regional Airport.|
- West Kootenay Regional Airport from the City of Castlegar web site
- Page about this airport on COPA's Places to Fly airport directory
- Past three hours METARs, SPECI and current TAFs for Castlegar Airport from Nav Canada as available.
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