Hope Aerodrome

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Hope Aerodrome
Airport typePublic
OperatorFraser Valley Regional District
LocationHope, British Columbia
Time zonePST (UTC−08:00)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC−07:00)
Elevation AMSL128 ft / 39 m
Coordinates49°22′06″N 121°29′53″W / 49.36833°N 121.49806°W / 49.36833; -121.49806Coordinates: 49°22′06″N 121°29′53″W / 49.36833°N 121.49806°W / 49.36833; -121.49806
CYHE is located in British Columbia
Location in British Columbia
CYHE is located in Canada
CYHE (Canada)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
07/25 3,960 1,207 Turf

Hope Aerodrome, (IATA: YHE, ICAO: CYHE), is located 2.6 nautical miles (4.8 km; 3.0 mi) west of Hope Townsite[3] (the previous Town of Hope) within the municipal District of Hope, British Columbia, Canada.

This airfield is home to the Vancouver Soaring Association, a gliding club owning and operating seven school and recreational sailplanes and two Cessna L-19 Bird Dog as tow planes.

There is one turf runway 3,960 ft × 250 ft (1,207 m × 76 m). The airport is operated by the Fraser Valley Regional District. The Hope Airport lies within the community of Flood in the District of Hope.[4]


In approximately 1942 the aerodrome was listed as RCAF & D of T Aerodrome - Hope, British Columbia at 49°22′N 121°29′W / 49.367°N 121.483°W / 49.367; -121.483 with a variation of 23 degrees 40' east and elevation of 117 ft (36 m). The aerodrome was listed as a "Under construction - Servicable" with one runway listed as follows: [5]

Runway name Length Width Surface
7/25 6,400 ft (2,000 m) 1,000 ft (300 m) Turf

Hope is notable as being the location of a Boeing demonstration of the Boeing 737's landing and take off abilities in 1972.[6][7]

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  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 5 December 2019 to 0901Z 30 January 2020.
  2. ^ Synoptic/Metstat Station Information Archived 2013-06-28 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ District of Hope name for the area of the previous town of hope see district website - www.hope.ca/upload/dcd597_Hope_Townsite_ROADMAP.pdf
  4. ^ Map of the District of Hope, see district website file - www.hope.ca/upload/dcd600_frvd_area_hope.pdf on map webpage www.hope.ca/bylaws/index.php?SUID=&selectedFolder=84
  5. ^ Staff writer (c. 1942). Pilots Handbook of Aerodromes and Seaplane Bases Vol. 2. Royal Canadian Air Force. p. 139.
  6. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOpBXmqa0eY 737 Landing at CYHE in 1972
  7. ^ Catchpole, Dan (26 March 2016). "Almost cancelled, the Boeing 737 has endured 49 years". The Daily Herald. Retrieved 4 September 2017.

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