Killaloe/Bonnechere Airport

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Killaloe/Bonnechere Airport
BonnechereAirport.JPG
Summary
Operator Transport Canada
Location Killaloe, Ontario
Time zone EST (UTC−05:00)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−04:00)
Elevation AMSL 595 ft / 181 m
Coordinates 45°39′47″N 077°36′10″W / 45.66306°N 77.60278°W / 45.66306; -77.60278Coordinates: 45°39′47″N 077°36′10″W / 45.66306°N 77.60278°W / 45.66306; -77.60278
Map
CYXI is located in Ontario
CYXI
CYXI
Location in Ontario
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 6,600 2,012 Decaying asphalt
Sign erected by Transport Canada warning against trespassing.

Killaloe/Bonnechere Airport (IATA: YXIICAO: CYXI), near Killaloe, Ontario, Canada, was built by the Canadian Department of Transportation (later Transport Canada) in 1952 as a Cold War airstrip for interceptors. The airport officially ceased operations in 1988, but trespassing is frequent: pilots continue to land on the old runway, and local residents frequently use it for drag racing, despite the badly decayed surface.

In 2004, because of legal liability concerns, Transport Canada planned to cut ditches across the runway to make it unusable, but the plan was suspended while negotiations on possible future use continued.

The associated VOR/DME, YXI, continues in operation and is associated with several airways.

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