Saint-Jean Airport

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Saint-Jean Airport
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Airport
IATA: YJNICAO: CYJN
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Municipality of Saint-Jean
Location Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec
Time zone EST (UTC−05:00)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−04:00)
Elevation AMSL 136 ft / 41 m
Coordinates 45°17′40″N 073°16′54″W / 45.29444°N 73.28167°W / 45.29444; -73.28167Coordinates: 45°17′40″N 073°16′54″W / 45.29444°N 73.28167°W / 45.29444; -73.28167
Map
CYJN is located in Quebec
CYJN
CYJN
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
02/20 2,438 743 Asphalt
06/24 2,349 716 Asphalt
11/29 4,012 1,223 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Aircraft movements 39,696

Saint-Jean Airport, (IATA: YJNICAO: CYJN), is located in the southwestern section of the city of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada. The airport handles general aviation traffic and is also the main site of the annual International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Summer also sees a major increase in the number of movements due to the Royal Canadian Air Cadets glider school held at the airport.

History[edit]

The airfield was constructed in 1941 as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. No. 9 AOS (Air Observers School) operated here from 7 July 1941 to 30 April 1945.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 24 July 2014 to 0901Z 18 September 2014
  2. ^ Total aircraft movements by class of operation — NAV CANADA towers
  3. ^ Hatch, F. J. (1983).The Aerodrome of Democracy: Canada and the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, 1939-1945. Ottawa: Directorate of History, Department of National Defence. ISBN 0660114437