Wiarton Airport

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Wiarton Airport
IATA: YVVICAO: CYVV
WMO: 71633
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator AP Joint Municipal Service Board
Location Wiarton, Ontario
Time zone EST (UTC−05:00)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−04:00)
Elevation AMSL 728 ft / 222 m
Coordinates 44°44′39″N 081°06′31″W / 44.74417°N 81.10861°W / 44.74417; -81.10861Coordinates: 44°44′39″N 081°06′31″W / 44.74417°N 81.10861°W / 44.74417; -81.10861
Website Wiarton Airport Website
Map
CYVV is located in Ontario
CYVV
CYVV
Location in Ontario
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 5,033 1,534 Asphalt
11/29 3,456 1,053 Gravel

Wiarton Airport, (IATA: YVVICAO: CYVV), is located 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km; 1.7 mi) east of Wiarton, Ontario, Canada.

The airport was classified as an airport of entry by CBS Canada customs but lost this designation in the recent past due to there being no requirement for customs service on a regular basis. While the airport maintains its CERTIFICATION status, for all intents and purposes it is now operated solely for General Aviation and a handful of 'aviationi enthusiast' however, there are no restrictions on the size or type of aircraft that can use the facility. Of late, the airport has been determined to be in dire need of main runway, taxiway and apron repairs/resurfacing, as well as major upgrades to the related lighting as required by Transport Canada. The airport operations are directed by a management group answerable to an Airport Board with two members from each municipal owners councils, plus two members appointed at large. At the request of the board, in 2013 airport managers had put forward a plan to bring the airport to standards as required by Transport Canada. Partly due to an upcoming municipal election but also due to the reluctance of one owner in honouring financial commitments to the airport, as well as being faced with stiff public opposition, the board elected to terminate the management (08/2014) and operate the airport on a limited basis with casual labour, which has caused severe service disruptions and dramatically reduced the service level. The municipal owners have determined that the main runway is safe to use even in light of Transport Canada's recommendations to undertake repairs soon as possible. Further, given that little or no infrastructure investment has been made in the airport since it was handed off to the current owners in 1996, it is now facing extra costs that are now surfacing; leaking inground fuel tanks, remediation of a former landfill on site, buried and possibly contaminated products and old equipment. While the costs to upgrade the infrastructure are unpalatable to the current councils, they are blind to and have not considered the actual costs involved in closing the facility. [1]

Services[edit]

Currently, January 2015, there are NO flight schools nor aircraft maintenance organizations established at the airport nor any retail nor aviation centric business ventures. Aviation fuel, both 100LL and Jet A are available during published hours and for after hours call outs at a cost. During winter hours, runways may NOT be cleared of snow and ice and aviators should check with NavCanada prior to flying in, to determine if the airport and runways are useable.

References[edit]

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

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