Yorkton Municipal Airport

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Yorkton Municipal Airport
YorktonHangar.JPG
IATA: YQVICAO: CYQV
WMO: 71138
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator City of Yorkton
Location Orkney No. 244, near Yorkton, Saskatchewan
Time zone CST (UTC−06:00)
Elevation AMSL 1,635 ft / 498 m
Coordinates 51°15′53″N 102°27′41″W / 51.26472°N 102.46139°W / 51.26472; -102.46139Coordinates: 51°15′53″N 102°27′41″W / 51.26472°N 102.46139°W / 51.26472; -102.46139
Map
CYVQ is located in Saskatchewan
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Location in Saskatchewan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
03/21 4,800 1,463 Asphalt
12/30 2,984 910 Gravel
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft movements 8,108

Yorkton Municipal Airport, (IATA: YQVICAO: CYQV), is located 2.8 nautical miles (5.2 km; 3.2 mi) north of Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada.

History[edit]

During World War II Yorkton Airport was home to No. 23 Elementary Flying Training School and No. 11 Service Flying Training School - both schools being a part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. Among the present users is a Gliding Centre, operated for the Royal Canadian Air Cadets.

Construction of the No. 11 Service Flying Training School began in 1940, opening on June 11, 1941 first commanded by Group Captain George R. Howsam. The school consisted of 40 buildings, including a mess hall, a 35-bed hospital, and hangars to shelter 200 planes.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 24 July 2014 to 0901Z 18 September 2014
  2. ^ Synoptic/Metstat Station Information
  3. ^ Total aircraft movements by class of operation
  4. ^ The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan

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