Picton Airport

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Picton Airport
Picton Airport (CNT7), Ontario, CANADA, 28-05-2013.jpg
Picton Airport (CNT7), Ontario, 28 May 2013
Summary
Airport type Private
Operator Loch Sloy Holdings Ltd
Location Picton, Ontario
Time zone EST (UTC−05:00)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−04:00)
Elevation AMSL 465 ft / 142 m
Coordinates 43°59′21″N 077°08′21″W / 43.98917°N 77.13917°W / 43.98917; -77.13917Coordinates: 43°59′21″N 077°08′21″W / 43.98917°N 77.13917°W / 43.98917; -77.13917
Map
CNT7 is located in Ontario
CNT7
CNT7
Location in Ontario
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 2,580 786 Asphalt
10/28 2,550 777 Asphalt
17/35 2,520 768 Asphalt

Picton Airport (TC LID: CNT7) is located on the southeast side of Picton, Ontario, Canada, near the Bay of Quinte on Lake Ontario. The airport is used for general aviation, including glider flying.

Royal Canadian Air Cadet glider tug at Picton

History[edit]

During World War II, the airport hosted the No. 31 Bombing and Gunnery School for the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, operating Avro Anson, Fairey Battle, Bristol Bolingbroke, and Westland Lysander aircraft.[2]In 1953, the Prince Edward Flying club took over operation of the airport. The airport was known as CFB Picton.

The airport has been owned by Loch-Sloy Holdings Limited since 1970.

During the summer it is home to the Air Cadet Gliding Program along with CFB Mountainview. It is also used for motor-sport events such as autoslalom by the St. Lawrence Auto Club CASC-OR. There have also been "Armdrop" drag racing events and tractor pulls held here as well in 2010 and 2011. It was also the filming site for the 2005 season of television's "Canada's Worst Driver".[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 5 January 2017 to 0901Z 2 March 2017
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Robertson, I. (2013). Camp Picton Wartime to Peacetime. Bloomfield, Ontario: County Magazine Printshop Ltd. ISBN 978-0-9683109-6-0. 

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