West Kootenay Regional Airport

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West Kootenay Regional Airport
Castlegar/West Kootenay Regional Airport
Castlegar Airport.jpg
IATA: YCGICAO: CYCG
Summary
Airport type Public
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
Coordinates 49°17′46″N 117°37′57″W / 49.29611°N 117.63250°W / 49.29611; -117.63250Coordinates: 49°17′46″N 117°37′57″W / 49.29611°N 117.63250°W / 49.29611; -117.63250
Website www.castlegar.ca/airport.php
Map
CYCG is located in British Columbia
CYCG
CYCG
Location in British Columbia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 5,299 1,615 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft movements 12,437

The West Kootenay Regional Airport, (Castlegar Airport) (IATA: YCGICAO: CYCG) is a small regional airport located 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi)[1] 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 5.0° 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. Template:Asof2011, the Dash-8s servicing the airport required minimums of 3400 foot cloud ceilings and three miles visibility (Jazz adds 100 feet and one mile to these minimums).

In 2006, Castlegar airport was developing departure procedures for night time operation, but as of 2010 the airport was certified for daytime operation only.[1] A $1 million 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 can handle general aviation aircraft only, with no more than 15 passengers.[1]

Selkirk College’s Aviation - Professional Pilot programme operates two Web-cams that depict current conditions.

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Airlines Destinations
Air Canada Express Calgary, Vancouver

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