RCAF Detachment Gananoque

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RCAF Detachment Gananoque
Gananoque, Ontario
Near Gananoque, Ontario in Canada
RCAF Gananoque Hangar 1.jpg
The hangar in 2020
RCAF Detachment Gananoque is located in Ontario
RCAF Detachment Gananoque
RCAF Detachment Gananoque
CoordinatesCoordinates: 44°24′05″N 76°14′36″W / 44.401411°N 76.243315°W / 44.401411; -76.243315
Site information
OwnerDepartment of National Defence(Canada)
OperatorFormerly Royal Canadian Air Force
Controlled byNo. 31 Service Flying Training School (SFTS) located at RCAF Kingston
Site history
In use1940–1945
Airfield information
IdentifiersIATA: none, ICAO: none
Elevation395 ft (120 m) AMSL
Runways
Direction Length and surface
5/23 2,400 ft (730 m) Hard Surface
17/35 2,400 ft (730 m) Hard Surface
12/30 2,400 ft (730 m) Hard Surface
Airfields

RCAF Detachment Gananoque was a relief landing field for the Royal Air Force's No. 31 Service Flying Training School (SFTS) located at RCAF Station Kingston during the Second World War. The airfield was located north of Gananoque, Ontario, Canada. Gananoque consisted of a triangle-shaped runway pattern, one hangar, and a control tower. Gananoque officially became a British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) facility in 1942 when RAF training schools became part of the BCATP. The station opened in 1940 and closed in 1945.

The airfield was constructed in a typical BCATP wartime pattern, with three runways formed in a triangle. In approximately 1942 the aerodrome was listed at 44°24′N 76°15′W / 44.400°N 76.250°W / 44.400; -76.250 with a variation of 12 degrees west and elevation of 395 ft (120 m). Three runways were listed as follows: [1]

Runway Name Length Width Surface
5/23 2,400 ft (730 m) 100 ft (30 m) Hard surfaced
17/35 2,400 ft (730 m) 100 ft (30 m) Hard surfaced
12/30 2,400 ft (730 m) 100 ft (30 m) Hard surfaced

Today, the former station is operated as the Gananoque Airport.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pilots Handbook of Aerodromes and Seaplane Bases Vol. 1. Royal Canadian Air Force. c. 1942. p. 114.