Piney Pinecreek Border Airport
|Piney Pinecreek Border Airport
Piney/Pinecreek Border Airport
|IATA: none – ICAO: K48Y – FAA LID: 48Y – TC LID: K48Y|
|Operator||Piney/Pinecreek Border Airport Commission|
|Location||Canada-United States border|
|Time zone||CST (UTC−06:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC−05:00)|
|Elevation AMSL||1,082 ft / 330 m|
|Sources: Federal Aviation Administration and Canada Flight Supplement|
Piney Pinecreek Border Airport (ICAO: K48Y, FAA LID: 48Y, TC LID: K48Y) is a public use airport located 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) northwest of the central business district of Pinecreek, in Dieter Township, Roseau County, Minnesota, United States. It is owned by the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Also known as Piney/Piney Pinecreek Border Airport, it is one of four "international airports" that cross the Canada–United States border (the others are Avey Field State Airport, Coronach/Scobey Border Station Airport and Whetstone International Airport (Del Bonita/Whetstone International Airport). It is shared by the rural communities of Piney, Manitoba and Pinecreek, Minnesota.
The airport, located at  was originally located entirely within the United States. Needing to extend the runway, the owners found it could not be extended south due to a nearby road, but the land to the immediate north was unused. After arrangements were made with Canadian and Manitoba authorities, the runway was extended across the 49th parallel.,
The airport, located in both Manitoba and Minnesota (in Roseau County), has both United States and Canada customs services, and is attractive to tourists, hunters and fishermen. Ground access is available on Manitoba Highway 89 and Minnesota State Highway 89.
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 can currently handle general aviation aircraft only, with no more than 15 passengers.
Facilities and aircraft
Piney Pinecreek Border Airport covers an area of 61 acres (25 ha) at an elevation of 1,082 ft (330 m) above mean sea level. It has one asphalt paved runway designated 15/33 which measures 3,297 by 75 ft (1,005 by 23 m). For the 12-month period ending May 31, 2011, the airport had 3,000 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 250 per month.
- FAA Airport Master Record for 48Y ( PDF)
- Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 24 July 2014 to 0901Z 18 September 2014
- Some US sources indicate CJX2 as the code. However, the CFS uses K48Y and as of the current edition there is no airport in Canada using CJX2