Tofino/Long Beach Airport

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Tofino/Long Beach Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District
Serves Tofino, British Columbia
Location Tofino, British Columbia
Time zone PST (UTC−08:00)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC−07:00)
Elevation AMSL 80 ft / 24 m
Coordinates 49°04′56″N 125°46′21″W / 49.08222°N 125.77250°W / 49.08222; -125.77250Coordinates: 49°04′56″N 125°46′21″W / 49.08222°N 125.77250°W / 49.08222; -125.77250
Website www.tofinoairport.com
Map
CYAZ is located in British Columbia
CYAZ
CYAZ
Location in British Columbia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
07/25 4,999 1,524 Concrete
11/29 4,997 1,523 Concrete
16/34 5,000 1,524 Concrete
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft movements 4,679

Tofino/Long Beach Airport, (IATA: YAZICAO: CYAZ), is an international airport that is located 6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 mi) southeast of Tofino, British Columbia, Canada.

It is used by private and small commercial turboprop planes.[4] Coastal fog is a common morning phenomenon in the summer, complicating access by air until the weather clears. Several IFR approaches are available including GPS and NDB types. This airport is not equipped for night time operations. A golf course is just west of the runway.

History[edit]

Tofino Airport was built beginning in 1941 as a military airfield until 1944, then became a radar station RCAF Station Tofino from 1953 to 1957, and finally became a civilian airfield in 1958.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Orca Airways Vancouver, Victoria
KD Air Vancouver
Kenmore Air Campbell River, Seattle-Boeing Field
San Juan Airlines Anacortes, Friday Harbor

† Must have passport or other valid documents to fly from Seattle to or from Tofino when purchasing tickets.

Facilities[edit]

In addition to the small terminal building (completed in 2010) the airport has a few support structures

  • 2 bay service vehicle shed - next to terminal building
  • 2 metal storage sheds
  • small maintenance hangar
  • salt dome
  • long wood shed - at the entrance along Airport Road
  • parking lot - 80 spaces
  • Aviation gas and Jet A fuel tanks
  • Budget Car rental kiosk - inside terminal with cars parked outside
  • airline kiosks, passenger waiting area, restrooms and food vending machines inside terminal

The terminal building is signed as Long Beach Airport on one side and Tofino Ucuelet Airport on the other.

The airport does not operate after sun down due to lack of nighttime capabilities.[6]

Environment Canada has a weather station on site. It is a white building located next to the airport on Airport Road.

Transportation[edit]

The airport is reached by Pacific Rim Highway via Airport Road. It was completed in 1959 and currently connects to Tofino and Long Beach.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Airlines using Tofino Airport: Orca Airways, Craig Air
  5. ^ http://www.tofinoairport.com/about.php
  6. ^ http://www.tofinoairport.com/services.php

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