Niagara Central Dorothy Rungeling Airport
|Niagara Central Dorothy Rungeling Airport
Welland/Niagara Central Dorothy Rungeling Aerodrome
|Operator||Niagara Central Airport Commission|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−05:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−04:00)|
|Elevation AMSL||584 ft / 178 m|
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, Ontario.
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 .
- Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 5 January 2017 to 0901Z 2 March 2017
- Total aircraft movements by class of operation
- Furminger, Greg (March 13, 2015). "LISTEN:Airport renaming in wings for Rungeling". Welland, Ontario: Welland Tribune.
- Page about this airport on COPA's Places to Fly airport directory
- Official Website see About Us for history
- Niagara Skydive major tenant
- St. Catharines Flying Club major tenant
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