Chicoutimi/Saint-Honoré Aerodrome

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Chicoutimi/Saint-Honoré Aerodrome
Aéroport de St-Honoré (entrée du stationnement).jpg
NAV CANADA control tower at Saint-Honore.
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Transports Québec
Serves Chicoutimi, Quebec
Location Saint-Honoré, Quebec
Time zone EST (UTC−05:00)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−04:00)
Elevation AMSL 543 ft / 166 m
Coordinates 48°31′15″N 071°03′02″W / 48.52083°N 71.05056°W / 48.52083; -71.05056Coordinates: 48°31′15″N 071°03′02″W / 48.52083°N 71.05056°W / 48.52083; -71.05056
Map
CYRC is located in Quebec
CYRC
CYRC
Location in Quebec
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 3,734 1,138 Asphalt
12/30 6,085 1,855 Asphalt
18/36 3,597 1,096 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Aircraft Movements 69,167

Chicoutimi/Saint-Honoré Aerodrome (ICAO: CYRC), is located 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km; 1.7 mi) east southeast of Saint-Honoré and approximately 5.6 nautical miles (10.4 km; 6.4 mi) from Chicoutimi in Quebec, Canada.

History[edit]

The site, north of the Saguenay River, was selected by the Royal Canadian Air Force in the summer of 1941 and construction began shortly thereafter with the aerodrome opening in June 1942 as RCAF Station St-Honoré. It was operated as a sub-base to RCAF Station Bagotville and supported pilot training during the Second World War under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. It was closed on January 5, 1945 and was subsequently transferred to the local community after it ceased to have a military purpose; RCAF Station Bagotville was reactivated in 1951 as a training and operational base and continues to this day as CFB Bagotville.

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