Fort Macleod Airport

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Fort Macleod Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Town of Fort Macleod
Location Fort Macleod, Alberta
Time zone MST (UTC−07:00)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−06:00)
Elevation AMSL 3,138 ft / 956 m
Coordinates 49°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. It was the location of No. 7 Service Flying Training School which began operation December 9, 1940. A relief landing field was located at Granum. The school closed November 17, 1944, as did RCAF Detachment Granum.

RCAF Stn Fort Macleod had 3 runways in a triangle configuration, i.e. three runways forming an equilateral triangle. 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 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 two near their apex.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 5 January 2017 to 0901Z 2 March 2017

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