Summerside Airport

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Summerside Airport
CFB Summerside
R24 CYSU.jpg
Short final, runway 24 in Summerside, PEI
IATA: YSUICAO: CYSU
WMO: 71702
Summary
Airport type public
Operator Slemon Park Corporation
Location Summerside, Prince Edward Island
Time zone AST (UTC−04:00)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC−03:00)
Elevation AMSL 56 ft / 17 m
Coordinates 46°26′26″N 063°50′01″W / 46.44056°N 63.83361°W / 46.44056; -63.83361Coordinates: 46°26′26″N 063°50′01″W / 46.44056°N 63.83361°W / 46.44056; -63.83361
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CYSU is located in Prince Edward Island
CYSU
CYSU
Location in Prince Edward Island
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 8,000 2,438 Asphalt
SourceS: Canada Flight Supplement[1]
Environment Canada[2]

Summerside Airport (IATA: YSUICAO: CYSU) is located 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km; 4.0 mi) north-northwest of Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

The airport is one of only two on Prince Edward Island with instrument approaches for bad-weather operations (the other being Charlottetown).

History[edit]

The airport was formerly a military field, established in 1940 as RCAF Station Summerside, changing its name to CFB Summerside in 1968. The base was active in training aircrews in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan during World War II and hosting search and rescue (SAR) and coastal surveillance units during the Cold War. It was closed in 1990 and transferred to a local development authority named Slemon Park Corporation. The base property is now referred to as Slemon Park and the airfield has been named Summerside Airport. The airport is home to several aircraft maintenance companies, as well as a small general aviation community.

The Summerside Airport's airfield and terminal facilities are located in the township of Lot 17 and not in the city of Summerside proper; the municipal boundary is adjacent to the airport property with the city including the residential area of Slemon Park but not the airfield and industrial properties.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 24 July 2014 to 0901Z 18 September 2014
  2. ^ Synoptic/Metstat Station Information

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