Edenvale Airport

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Edenvale Airport
Summary
Airport typePrivate
OperatorEdenvale A/D
LocationEdenvale, Ontario
Time zoneEST (UTC−05:00)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC−04:00)
Elevation AMSL718 ft / 219 m
Coordinates44°26′20″N 079°57′55″W / 44.43889°N 79.96528°W / 44.43889; -79.96528Coordinates: 44°26′20″N 079°57′55″W / 44.43889°N 79.96528°W / 44.43889; -79.96528
Websitewww.edenflight.com
Map
CNV8 is located in Ontario
CNV8
CNV8
Location in Ontario
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 3,014 919 Asphalt
13/31 3,936 1,200 Asphalt
17/35 1,900 579 Turf

Edenvale Airport, (TC LID: CNV8), is located 2.8 nautical miles (5.2 km; 3.2 mi) west of Edenvale, Ontario, Canada.

History[edit]

RCAF and World War II Airfield 1940-1946[edit]

From 1940 to 1945 it was known as RCAF Detachment Edenvale (No. 1 Relief Landing Field)[2] as an emergency relief field supporting Camp Borden and used by the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan's No. 1 Service Flying Training School.[3] After 1946 the RCAF buildings at Edenvale were demolished and the site abandoned.[4]

Aerodrome Information[edit]

In approximately 1942 the aerodrome was listed as RCAF Aerodrome - Edenvale, Ontario at 44°26′N 79°58′W / 44.433°N 79.967°W / 44.433; -79.967 with a variation of 8 degrees west and elevation of 700 ft (210 m). Three runways were listed as follows:[5]

Runway Name Length Width Surface
3/21 2,900 ft (880 m) 100 ft (30 m) Hard Surfaced
8/26 2,400 ft (730 m) 100 ft (30 m) Hard Surfaced
14/32 2,500 ft (760 m) 100 ft (30 m) Hard Surfaced

Civilian Use 1950-1959[edit]

In 1950 the airport became a civilian aerodrome, but for almost a decade it was mostly used as race car events.[6] and referred to as Stayner or Edenvale Raceway.[4] It was abandoned again in 1959.

Canadian Army 1962-1988[edit]

The Canadian Army took over the site in 1962 and referred to as Edenvale Transmitter Station Bunker, a remote radio communications station[3] to support the Cold War effort (see Emergency Government Headquarters). The military closed the station in 1988 and left by 1994.[4] The site's bunker, a twin of the Diefenbunker in Ottawa was sealed off in 2005.

Civilian Use 2002-present[edit]

Since 2002, the airfield has operated as a private civilian aerodrome.

At the northeast end of the airfield is an ex-Czechoslovakian MiG-15bisSB on static display.

In November 2018 it was announced that the Canadian Air and Space Museum, which was forced out of Downsview Park in Tornto, will reopen at Edenvale Airport, in 2019 and be renamed the Canadian Air & Space Conservancy.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 19 July 2018 to 0901Z 13 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Abandoned Military Bases in Simcoe County". militarybruce.com. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  3. ^ a b "RCAF Detachment Edenvale". canadianwings.com. 15 November 2018. Archived from the original on 9 March 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "Canadian Forces Base Borden – The Complete History – Canadian Military History". militarybruce.com. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  5. ^ Staff writer (c. 1942). Pilots Handbook of Aerodromes and Seaplane Bases Vol. 1. Royal Canadian Air Force. p. 108.
  6. ^ "Canadian Racer". www.canadianracer.com. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  7. ^ Drinkater, Steve (15 November 2018). "Former Air Museum Finds Landing Site". Canadian Owners and Pilots Association. Retrieved 17 November 2018.

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