Fox Harbour Airport

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Fox Harbour Airport
Fox Harbour Airport, NS (CFH4).jpg
Aerial view along Runway 33
Airport typePrivate
OperatorFox Harbour Development
LocationFox Harbour, Nova Scotia
Time zoneAST (UTC−04:00)
 • Summer (DST)ADT (UTC−03:00)
Elevation AMSL62 ft / 19 m
Coordinates45°52′12″N 063°27′40″W / 45.87000°N 63.46111°W / 45.87000; -63.46111Coordinates: 45°52′12″N 063°27′40″W / 45.87000°N 63.46111°W / 45.87000; -63.46111
CFH4 is located in Nova Scotia
Location in Nova Scotia
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 4,885 1,489 Asphalt

Fox Harbour Airport (TC LID: CFH4) is a privately owned airport located 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km; 1.7 mi) north of Fox Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada on the shore of Northumberland Strait.

It was built as part of the Fox Harb'r Resort, owned by Ron Joyce. After completion of the airport, the nearby Tatamagouche Airport, located adjacent to one of the Tim Hortons children's camps and also owned by Ron Joyce, was closed.

A crash on November 11, 2007 at the airport destroyed a Bombardier Global 5000 private jet and seriously injured five people including the airport's owner Ron Joyce. An investigation by the Canadian Transportation Safety Board in 2009 blamed a landing approach system that was unsuitable for high-performance jets, a road at the end of the runway that was a significant hazard and "seat of the pants" landing procedures at the airport.[2][3]


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