Dunnville Airport

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Dunnville Airport
RCAF Dunnville Memorial.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorNo. 6 RCAF Dunnville Museum 1999 Inc.
LocationDunnville, Ontario
Time zoneEST (UTC−05:00)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC−04:00)
Elevation AMSL600 ft / 183 m
Coordinates42°52′20″N 079°35′45″W / 42.87222°N 79.59583°W / 42.87222; -79.59583Coordinates: 42°52′20″N 079°35′45″W / 42.87222°N 79.59583°W / 42.87222; -79.59583
Map
CDU9 is located in Ontario
CDU9
CDU9
Location in Ontario
CDU9 is located in Canada
CDU9
CDU9
CDU9 (Canada)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 2,400 732 Asphalt
09/27 3,500 1,067 Asphalt

Dunnville Airport (TC LID: CDU9) was a registered aerodrome located 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) south of Dunnville, Ontario, Canada. It was built during World War II as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan and was home to Royal Canadian Air Force No.6 Service Flying Training School, which opened on 25 November 1940 and closed on 1 December 1944. There is a museum at the airport commemorating the training school.[2][3]

In 2003 the airport was designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Site by the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers. On 30 May 2013, all flight operations ceased at the airport to make way for industrial wind turbines.

The former airport is privately owned, but the public is welcome at the museum. Located within the village of Port Maitland, it sits on over 400 acres (160 ha) of land. There are five aircraft hangars and several buildings dating from the 1940s on the site. There are two public mini-storage buildings, one being large enough to store recreational vehicles and other large vehicles indoors. Canada's Worst Driver has been filmed here since its fifth season.

Former tenants[edit]

  • Maylan Aviation
  • Niagara Skydiving Centre

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 5 December 2019 to 0901Z 30 January 2020.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ No.6 RCAF Dunnville Museum website

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