Neepawa Airport

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Neepawa Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Town of Neepawa
Location Langford RM, near Neepawa, Manitoba
Time zone CST (UTC−06:00)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−05:00)
Elevation AMSL 1,277 ft / 389 m
Coordinates 50°13′57″N 099°30′36″W / 50.23250°N 99.51000°W / 50.23250; -99.51000Coordinates: 50°13′57″N 099°30′36″W / 50.23250°N 99.51000°W / 50.23250; -99.51000
Map
CJV5 is located in Manitoba
CJV5
CJV5
Location in Manitoba
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
04/22 3,508 1,069 Asphalt

Neepawa Airport, (TC LID: CJV5), is located 1.7 nautical miles (3.1 km; 2.0 mi) west of Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada.

The airport lies west of the town of Neepawa[2] immediately north of the Yellowhead Highway. It was constructed during the Second World War under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan(BCATP). It was one of many dozens of Canadian airports once used to train pilots and other air crew for the Royal Air Force and other British Commonwealth air forces.[3] Tens of thousands of eager BCATP trainees from across the globe spent time in and around small towns throughout Canada, often experiencing severe winter weather for the first time. Their lives in Manitoba, on and off base, are romantically immortalized in the 1993 film For The Moment[4] starring New Zealand actor Russell Crowe.[5]

After the war until the 1960s, the original control tower was operated in support of civil aviation by the Canadian Department of Transport. Other airport facilities, including a hangar and a rifle range, continued for some years to serve Squadron 9[6] of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets[7] and the local militia organization. Many of the original wooden buildings have since been demolished.

The airport is operated by the Town of Neepawa.[8] It is used by owners of light and ultralight aircraft, chiefly for pleasure flying and crop dusting. The airport has also been employed for hanglider training.[9] The property supports several light industrial enterprises.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 27 April 2017 to 0901Z 22 June 2017
  2. ^ Neepawa
  3. ^ Hatch, F. J. (1983). The Aerodrome of Democracy: Canada and the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, 1939-1945. Ottawa: Directorate of History, Department of National Defence. ISBN 0660114437. 
  4. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109823/combined
  5. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000128/?ref_=nmbio_bio_nm
  6. ^ http://aircadetleague.com/squadron/9-neepawa/
  7. ^ Royal Canadian Air Cadets
  8. ^ http://www.neepawa.ca
  9. ^ http://archive.copanational.org/PlacesToFly/airport_view.php?ap_id=772