Niagara Central Dorothy Rungeling Airport

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Niagara Central Dorothy Rungeling Airport

Welland/Niagara Central Dorothy Rungeling Aerodrome
Niagara Central Dorothy Rungeling Airport Terminal.jpg
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorNiagara Central Airport Commission
LocationWelland, Ontario
Time zoneEST (UTC−05:00)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC−04:00)
Elevation AMSL585 ft / 178 m
Coordinates42°58′48″N 079°19′29″W / 42.98000°N 79.32472°W / 42.98000; -79.32472Coordinates: 42°58′48″N 079°19′29″W / 42.98000°N 79.32472°W / 42.98000; -79.32472
Websitewww.centralairport.ca
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CNQ3 is located in Ontario
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Location in Ontario
CNQ3 is located in Canada
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CNQ3 (Canada)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 3,493 1,065 Asphalt
16/34 2,663 812 Asphalt
11/29 2,341 714 Turf
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft movements23,341

Niagara Central Dorothy Rungeling Airport or Welland/Niagara Central Dorothy Rungeling Aerodrome, (TC LID: CNQ3), is a registered aerodrome located 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km; 4.0 mi) west of Welland, Ontario, Canada. Niagara Central accommodates a flight school, skydivers, aerial photographers, itinerant light aircraft and an automatic weather station. It was built in 1940 by the Royal Canadian Air Force as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan and served as the relief airfield for the No. 6 Service Flying Training School in nearby Dunnville.

The airport is the home of the 87th Eagle Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets who have training and administration space in the airports former meeting place of Welland Fire Company Number 1. The Southern Ontario Gliding Centre (SOGC) of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets also utilize the airport for spring and fall familiarization flights for the cadets.

In 1995, various members of Fonthill Branch 613 of the Royal Canadian Legion lobbied to have the airport renamed "Bud Kerr Welland Airport" in recognition of a local World War II Spitfire fighter pilot, but were unsuccessful. In 2015 the airport was renamed Niagara Central Dorothy Rungeling Airport, in honour of the legendary Canadian pilot Dorothy Rungeling, CM .[3]

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  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 5 December 2019 to 0901Z 30 January 2020.
  2. ^ Total aircraft movements by class of operation
  3. ^ Furminger, Greg (March 13, 2015). "LISTEN:Airport renaming in wings for Rungeling". Welland, Ontario: Welland Tribune.

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