Elliot Lake Municipal Airport

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Elliot Lake Municipal Airport
Elliot Lake Airport 2.jpg
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator City of Elliot Lake
Location Elliot Lake
Time zone EST (UTC−05:00)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−04:00)
Elevation AMSL 1,086 ft / 331 m
Coordinates 46°21′06″N 082°33′40″W / 46.35167°N 82.56111°W / 46.35167; -82.56111Coordinates: 46°21′06″N 082°33′40″W / 46.35167°N 82.56111°W / 46.35167; -82.56111
CYEL is located in Ontario
Location in Ontario
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 4,495 1,370 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft movements 5,246

Elliot Lake Municipal Airport, (IATA: YELICAO: CYEL), is a registered aerodrome located 4 nautical miles (7.4 km; 4.6 mi) southeast of the city of Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada.


Elliot Lake Airport terminal building

The airport consists of a small brick single storey terminal building. Other than a small waiting area there are no other services inside. Food is available for pilots only.[4][better source needed]

To the west of the terminal are storage sheds and hangars for general aviation aircraft.


There are no schedule airlines operating to and from this airport, but facilities exists to handle them.[5]

Current tenants include:[5]

  • Air Bravo – air ambulance operator based in Blind River, Ontario and flies to and from Elliot Lake[6]
  • Mining company transport – 2 flights transport to Red Lake every two weeks
  • Dynamex – logistics and freight services operator flies to and from Elliot Lake on contracts to clients in the area
  • Private flight for an ear/nose/throat specialist who flies into Elliot Lake once a week
  • Hope Air – provides free medical transport to those in need in the area[7]

The closest airport with scheduled passenger services is Sault Ste. Marie Airport and Greater Sudbury Airport.

Technical information[edit]


  • Magnetic Variation: 9° west

The aerodrome is operated by the City of Elliot Lake and is registered by Transport Canada.


  • Runway 12/30: 4,495 by 100 ft (1,370 by 30 m), paved, lighted, PAPI type 2 approach lighting at both ends


  • Unicom/ATF: Elliot Lake Unicom/Traffic 123.0 MHz
  • PAL: Toronto Centre 135.4 MHz

Navigation aid[edit]

  • NDB: Elliot Lake (YEL), 276 kHz, 2.7 nautical miles (5.0 km; 3.1 mi) 123° to airport


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