Fort Macleod Airport

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Fort Macleod Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorTown of Fort Macleod
LocationFort Macleod, Alberta
Time zoneMST (UTC−07:00)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC−06:00)
Elevation AMSL3,138 ft / 956 m
Coordinates49°42′N 113°25′W / 49.700°N 113.417°W / 49.700; -113.417Coordinates: 49°42′N 113°25′W / 49.700°N 113.417°W / 49.700; -113.417
Map
CEY3 is located in Alberta
CEY3
CEY3
Location in Alberta
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 3,000 914 Asphalt

Fort Macleod Airport, (TC LID: CEY3), is located 1 nautical mile (1.9 km; 1.2 mi) southwest of Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada.

History[edit]

Fort Macleod Airport was originally RCAF Station Fort Macleod, a British Commonwealth Air Training Plan facility located near the west end of Fort MacLeod.

RCAF Station Fort Macleod had six runways in an overlaid triangle configuration. All of these runways were abandoned but can be seen clearly in aerial photography. Many wartime RCAF training stations had a triangle configuration in order to allow for takeoff and landing a wide range of wind directions. The modern runway 06/24 is not one of the original runways. It was an entirely new runway constructed approximately parallel to one of the existing runways but cutting across the other four near their apex.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 20 June 2019 to 0901Z 15 August 2019.

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