CFB Chatham

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CFB Chatham
Near Chatham, New Brunswick in Canada
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Base Rescue Moose Jaw CH-118 Iroquois helicopters at CFB Moose Jaw, 1982. Aircraft of this type performed the same role at CFB Chatham.
CFB Chatham is located in New Brunswick
CFB Chatham
CFB Chatham
Coordinates 47°0′49.32″N 65°26′49.56″W / 47.0137000°N 65.4471000°W / 47.0137000; -65.4471000Coordinates: 47°0′49.32″N 65°26′49.56″W / 47.0137000°N 65.4471000°W / 47.0137000; -65.4471000
Site information
Owner Dept of National Defence (Canada)
Airfield information
Elevation 90 feet (27 m)[1] AMSL
Runways
Direction Length and surface
11/29 5,000 feet (1,524 m) Hard Surface[1]
16/34 5,000 feet (1,524 m) Hard Surface[1]
5/23 5,000 feet (1,524 m) Hard Surface[1]
Airfields

Canadian Forces Base Chatham or CFB Chatham was a Canadian Forces Base located immediately south of the town of Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada. Parts are now operating as Miramichi Municipal Airport since 1974 with a partial runway available (09/27 - asphalt).

From 1970 until 1985 Chatham had a Base Rescue Flight operating three CH-118 Huey helicopters. When the CF-101 Voodoo interceptors were retired, the CH-118s were redeployed to Base Flight Cold Lake.[2]

Aerodrome Information[edit]

In approximately 1942 the aerodrome was listed at 47°01′N 65°27′W / 47.017°N 65.450°W / 47.017; -65.450 with a Var. 24 degrees 30' W and elevation of 90 feet (27 m). Three runways were listed as follows:[1]

Runway Name Length Width Surface
11/29 5,000 feet (1,524 m) 150 feet (46 m) Hard surfaced
16/34 5,000 feet (1,524 m) 150 feet (46 m) Hard surfaced
5/23 5,000 feet (1,524 m) 150 feet (46 m) Hard surfaced

Squadrons[edit]

CF-101 Voodoo 101060 from 409 "Nighthawk" Squadron, CFB Comox on the ramp at CFB Moose Jaw in the spring of 1982. Aircraft of this type were also stationed at CFB Chatham during the Cold War.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Staff writer (c. 1942). Pilots Handbook of Aerodromes and Seaplane Bases Vol. 1. Royal Canadian Air Force. p. 43.
  2. ^ AEROWARE / RCAF.com (n.d.). "Bell CH-118 IROQUOIS". Archived from the original on 2008-01-06. Retrieved 2007-10-24.
  3. ^ Military Bruce Historical Writings by Bruce Forsyth
  4. ^ 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