Pitt Meadows Airport

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Pitt Meadows Regional Airport

Pitt Meadows Airport
Pitt Meadows Tower (5971753372).jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorPitt Meadows Airport Society[1]
ServesMetro Vancouver
LocationPitt Meadows, British Columbia
Time zonePST (UTC−08:00)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC−07:00)
Elevation AMSL12 ft / 4 m
Coordinates49°12′58″N 122°42′48″W / 49.21611°N 122.71333°W / 49.21611; -122.71333Coordinates: 49°12′58″N 122°42′48″W / 49.21611°N 122.71333°W / 49.21611; -122.71333
WebsiteFlyYPK.ca
Map
CYPK is located in British Columbia
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Location in British Columbia
CYPK is located in Canada
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CYPK (Canada)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08L/26R 2,485 757 Asphalt
08R/26L 5,003 1,525 Asphalt
18/36 2,484 757 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Aircraft Movements109,188

Pitt Meadows Airport (ICAO: CYPK) is a Canadian general aviation airport located in the southwest of corner of Pitt Meadows, British Columbia. In 2017, it was the 17th busiest airport in Canada with 109,811 aircraft movements and is the 4th busiest airport in the Lower Mainland.[3]

The first airport manager was Gordon McNeill 1966-1972. By 1972-1973, Pitt Meadows was the busiest airport in Canada with over 250,000 aircraft movements annually. But with the opening of Boundary Bay Airport in Delta, British Columbia in 1983, air traffic at Pitt Meadows Airport declined steadily.

In January 1998, the districts of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows jointly took custody from the federal government under the auspices of the Pitt Meadows Airport Society.[1]

Five flight training schools are located at the airport. The airport features three asphalt runways, two helipads, IFR approaches, and a separate float plane dock along the Fraser River.

In 2017, the airport completed the main runway extension from 4,700 to 5,000 ft (1,400 to 1,500 m) in addition to other runway and safety enhancements. In 2018, construction of a new Nav Canada control tower was completed.

The Nav Canada control tower at Pitt Meadows Airport operates from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. 365 days per year.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Scheduled Service[edit]

Charter[edit]

  • Island Express Air
  • AC Airways
  • Island Coastal Aviation
  • Pacific Rim Aviation Academy
  • Sierra Helicopters
  • Skylines Advertising
  • Vancity Seaplanes
  • Sky Helicopters

Flight training[edit]

  • Pacific Rim Aviation Academy
  • Pacific Aviation Academy
  • Island Coastal Aviation
  • Classic Aviation Ltd
  • Montair Aviation
Pitt Meadows Airport (2017)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Transport Canada: Airport Divestiture Status Report Retrieved on 20 December 2009
  2. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 3 January 2019 to 0901Z 28 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Aircraft Movement Statistics: NAV CANADA Towers and Flight Service Stations: Annual Report (TP 577): Table 2-1 — Total aircraft movements by class of operation — NAV CANADA towers". statcan.gc.ca.

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