Trenton Aerodrome

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Trenton Aerodrome
IATA: noneICAO: CYTN
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Sobeys Incorporated
Operator Trenton Airport Limited
Serves Trenton, Nova Scotia
Time zone AST (UTC−04:00)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC−03:00)
Elevation AMSL 319 ft / 97 m
Coordinates 45°36′43″N 062°37′16″W / 45.61194°N 62.62111°W / 45.61194; -62.62111Coordinates: 45°36′43″N 062°37′16″W / 45.61194°N 62.62111°W / 45.61194; -62.62111
Website www.town.trenton.ns.ca
Map
CYTN is located in Nova Scotia
CYTN
CYTN
Location in Nova Scotia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
07/25 5,378 1,639 Asphalt
Source: Canada Flight Supplement[1]

Trenton Aerodrome, (ICAO: CYTN), is located adjacent to Trenton, Nova Scotia, Canada. Since October, 2006, the airport has been owned by Sobeys Incorporated.[2]

History[edit]

The airport began in 1928/1929 as a private operation by a group of local pilots. In June 1932 the 320 ft (98 m) grass strip was officially opened with the landing of a de Havilland Gypsy Moth by Canadian aviation pioneer, Jimmy Wade. Later that year Jim Mollison, on his east to west crossing of the Atlantic Ocean landed at the airport, which was later named after him.[3]

In 1950, the airport left private ownership and became the property of the town of Trenton.[3] But in 2006, municipal officials felt "... the town of about 2,700 could no longer afford to maintain the airport and its facilities, ..." After searching for a buyer the only bidder was Sobeys Capital Incorporated, the airport's principal user.[2]

Notable visitors to the airport include several prime ministers and other politicians as well as Babe Ruth, Bill Clinton, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 29 May 2014 to 0901Z 24 July 2014
  2. ^ a b "Nova Scotia town OK's sale of airport". CBC. 2006-07-12. 
  3. ^ a b c Trenton Airport at the Town of Trenton