North Battleford Airport

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North Battleford Airport
North Battleford Airport.JPG
North Battleford Airport
Airport type Public
Operator City of North Battleford
Location North Battleford, Saskatchewan
Time zone CST (UTC−06:00)
Elevation AMSL 1,799 ft / 548 m
Coordinates 52°46′09″N 108°14′40″W / 52.76917°N 108.24444°W / 52.76917; -108.24444Coordinates: 52°46′09″N 108°14′40″W / 52.76917°N 108.24444°W / 52.76917; -108.24444
CYQW is located in Saskatchewan
CYQW is located in Canada
Location in Saskatchewan
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 2,572 784 Asphalt
12/30 5,000 1,524 Asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft movements 9

North Battleford Airport, (IATA: YQWICAO: CYQW), is located 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km; 1.7 mi) east of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada. It was built during World War II as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan and known as RCAF Station North Battleford. The station hosted RAF No. 35 Service Flying Training School from 4 September 1941 to 25 February 1944, and then RCAF No. 13 SFTS until 30 March 1945. Relief airfields were located at Brada and Hamlin.[4]

Postwar it became known as North Battleford (Cameron McIntosh) after Cameron Ross McIntosh. It was transferred from Transport Canada to the City of North Battleford on January 1, 1997.[5]

The North Battleford Gliding Centre, a Royal Canadian Air Cadet gliding centre, stores its gliders outside in permanent tie downs, and has office space in a trailer. The gliding centre conducts winch and air-tow operations in both the spring and the fall. The gliding centre currently operates two gliders, Number 2 (C-GCLS) and Number 10 (C-GRFQ); one winch, and one Bellanca Scout Towplane #5 (C-GBAZ).

In April 2010 a contract was awarded for renovations to the air terminal building.[6]

Terminal building


  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 27 April 2017 to 0901Z 22 June 2017
  2. ^ Synoptic/Metstat Station Information
  3. ^ Total aircraft movements by class of operation
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ City transportation infrastructure
  6. ^ [1] Archived April 30, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.

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