Muskoka Airport

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Muskoka Airport
IATA: YQAICAO: CYQA
WMO: 71630
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator District Municipality of Muskoka
Serves District Municipality of Muskoka
Location District Municipality of Muskoka
Opened 1936
Time zone EST (UTC−05:00)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−04:00)
Elevation AMSL 922 ft / 281 m
Coordinates 44°58′30″N 079°18′14″W / 44.97500°N 79.30389°W / 44.97500; -79.30389Coordinates: 44°58′30″N 079°18′14″W / 44.97500°N 79.30389°W / 44.97500; -79.30389
Website www.muskokaairport.com
Map
CYQA is located in Ontario
CYQA
CYQA
Location in Ontario
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 2,199 670 Turf
18/36 6,000 1,829 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft movements 16,417
Source: Canada Flight Supplement[1]
Environment Canada[2]
Movements from Statistics Canada.[3]
Map of the runway.

Muskoka Airport, (IATA: YQAICAO: CYQA), is located 4 nautical miles (7.4 km; 4.6 mi) south of Muskoka, Ontario, Canada.

The airport is classified as an airport of entry by NAV CANADA and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency. CBSA officers at this airport currently can handle general aviation aircraft only, with no more than 15 passengers.[1]

History[edit]

The airport was opened in 1936 as Reay Airport and renamed to the current name in 1938.[4]

From 1942 to end of World War II, it served as a training facility for the Royal Norwegian Air Force. Known as Little Norway, it replaced the Toronto Island Airport as their main training base in Canada.[4] The Royal Canadian Air Force used this as an auxiliary airfield to CFB Borden during World War II.

Military use ended and the airport transferred to Department of Transport (DOT). The airport is owned by the District Municipality of Muskoka since 1996.

During the mid 20th Century the airport was an emergency landing facility for Trans Canada Airlines and the RCAF.

The airport is used by general aviation, charters and other operators:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 6 February 2014 to 0901Z 3 April 2014
  2. ^ Synoptic/Metstat Station Information
  3. ^ Total aircraft movements by class of operation
  4. ^ a b http://www.muskokaairport.com/history/ History

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