Tillsonburg Airport

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Tillsonburg Regional Airport
Tillsonburg Airport Terminal.jpg
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Town of Tillsonburg
Serves Tillsonburg, also Oxford, Elgin and Norfolk Counties
Location South West Oxford township - north of Tillsonburg, Ontario
Time zone EST (UTC−05:00)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−04:00)
Elevation AMSL 893 ft / 272 m
Coordinates 42°55′35″N 080°44′49″W / 42.92639°N 80.74694°W / 42.92639; -80.74694Coordinates: 42°55′35″N 080°44′49″W / 42.92639°N 80.74694°W / 42.92639; -80.74694
Website airport.tillsonburg.ca
CNQ4 is located in Ontario
Location in Ontario
Direction Length Surface
ft m
02/20 2,348 716 Turf
08/26 5,502 1,677 Asphalt
14/32 2,258 688 Turf
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft movements 10,142

Tillsonburg Regional Airport, (ICAO: CNQ4), is located 3 nautical miles (5.6 km; 3.5 mi) north of Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada.

The Tillsonburg Regional Airport was built during World War II as the secondary relief field, or R2, for Royal Canadian Air Force No. 14 Service Flying Training School in Aylmer, Ontario, part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, and was purchased by the Town of Tillsonburg in 1970. The airport is a general aviation facility home to several organizations and businesses. Regular users of the airport include the Ontario Provincial Police, Ornge (Ontario Air Ambulance), Canadian Coast Guard and corporate aircraft.

The airport is home to the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association (CHAA) which is headquartered at the airport and maintains a fleet of Harvard aircraft.

The airport has undergone a significant expansion and upgrade including the resurfacing of the main asphalt runway (08/26) and also lengthening it to 5,502 ft (1,677 m). A new terminal building was erected in 2010 and is located just south of the existing ATB.

A feasibility study to establish an on-site airport business park is underway in November 2009.[3]

The airport also has one flight school.[4]

The Tillsonburg Regional Airport has the only paved runway in Oxford and nearby Norfolk Counties.

The airport is classified as an airport of entry by Nav Canada and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). CBSA officers at this airport can handle general aviation aircraft with up to 15 passengers.[1]