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Encyclopedia > Charlottetown Airport
Charlottetown Airport
IATA: YYG - ICAO: CYYG
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Charlottetown Airport Authority
Serves Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Elevation AMSL 160 ft (49 m)
Coordinates 46°17′24″N, 63°07′16″W
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
03/21 7,000 2,134 Asphalt
10/28 5,000 1,524 Asphalt

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Charlottetown Airport, (ICAO CYYG, IATA YYG), is located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. The airport is currently run by the Charlottetown Airport Authority. In 2004, it was the 36th busiest Canadian airport by aircraft movements (14,899 movements total). The ICAO airport code is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter alphabetic code designating many airports around the world. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = CUNABULA FOEDERIS (Birthplace of Confederation) Established: Area: 44. ...

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Runways

Charlottetown Airport has 2 runways, 03-21 (ILS equipped) and 10-28 which are 7000 and 5000 feet (2100 and 1500 m) long respectively.


History

The first aircraft to operate in the Charlottetown area was one that landed at the exhibition grounds east of the city's central business district in 1912; it was not until 1931 that a permanent airfield was built. The first facility was known as Upton Field (later Upton Airport) and consisted of two turf runways 2800 ft. and 1600 ft. respectively, opening on January 16, 1932. Upton was a farming community located in the western part of Queens Royalty, northwest of the city proper. The airfield was leased to Canadian Airways Limited from October 9, 1932 to October 9, 1938, although the airfield was only licensed until June 30, 1938. Throughout this time, Upton Airport received the first air mail service in Canada. Today the site is occupied by a small subdivision. The Charlottetown Driving Park (CDP), located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada is a harness racing track for racing standardbred horses. ... A foot (plural: feet) is a non-SI unit of distance or length, measuring around a third of a meter. ... January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... Queens Royalty is the royalty for Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... October 9 is the 282nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (283rd in leap years). ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... October 9 is the 282nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (283rd in leap years). ... 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In June 1938 the city government asked the Department of Transport to assist in the development of an expanded municipal airport. Upton Airport was considered a candidate, as was a 300 acre property east of Sherwood Station on the Brackley Point Road. Upton Airport was rejected due to lack of space and the Sherwood Station property in the central part of Charlottetown Royalty was purchased by the city government for $30,000. The provincial government contributed 50% to the development of the new airport in exchange for 50% of its profits while the city would operate it. The Department of Transport, also referred to as Transport Canada, is the department within the government of Canada which is responsible for developing regulations, policies and services of transportation in Canada. ... An acre is an English unit of area, which is also frequently used in the United States and some Commonwealth countries. ...


RAF Station Charlottetown

The city government offered free use of the new airport to the federal government in December 1939 for military use until the conclusion of the Second World War. The offer was accepted and on May 1, 1940 the Department of National Defence announced the establishment of No. 5 Bombing and Gunnery School (B&GS) under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP). Local fishermen protested the school and plans were cancelled in 1941. No. 5 B&GS was ultimately located at RCAF Station Dafoe in Saskatchewan. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... The Department of National Defence, frequently referred to by its acronym DND, is the department within the government of Canada with responsibility for Canadas military, the Canadian Armed Forces. ... External links The Canadian Contribution (includes newspaper archives) World War II Newspaper Archives — The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. ... Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (Latin: From many peoples, strength) Official languages English (but legally required to provide some services in French) Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Lieutenant-Governor Gordon Barnhart Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 14 6 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked...


The airfield underwent significant expansion with the main access point being changed to Norwood/Union Road. Three paved runways were constructed in the classic BCATP "triangle" configuration, along with various buildings and support facilities. Whereas the Royal Canadian Air Force was operating its base at RCAF Station Summerside and a sub-base at RCAF Station Mount Pleasant, the Charlottetown airfield was to be operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF). Construction was completed and the RAF took over the facility on June 15, 1941, naming it RAF Station Charlottetown. The school located here was No. 31 General Reconnaissance School (GRS), which flew Avro Ansons. The RAF's No. 32 Air Navigation School was also located here until merged with the RCAF's No. 2 Air Navigation School in 1944. Like all RAF training facilities in Canada at the time, RAF Station Charlottetown was subject to Royal Canadian Air Force operational and administrative control. RAF stations in Canada during the war were extensions of the British Commonwealth Training Plan until they were officially incorporated into the Plan in 1942. The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) was the air force of Canada from 1924 until 1968 when the three branches of the Canadian military were merged into the Canadian Armed Forces. ... Canadian Forces Base Summerside was a Canadian air force base located in St. ... RCAF Station Mount Pleasant was a World War II British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) station located at Mount Pleasant, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... The Royal Air Force (often abbreviated to RAF) is the air force branch of the British Armed Forces. ... June 15 is the 166th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (167th in leap years), with 199 days remaining. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1941 calendar). ... The Avro Anson was a twin-engine, multi-role aircraft that served with the Royal Air Force, Fleet Air Arm and numerous other air forces during World War II and afterwards. ... The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) was the air force of Canada from 1924 until 1968 when the three branches of the Canadian military were merged into the Canadian Armed Forces. ...


RCAF Station Charlottetown

No. 31 GRS ceased operation in February 1944 and the RCAF's No. 2 Air Navigation School (ANS) began operation. No. 2 ANS ceased operation in July 1945. No. 1 Aircraft Holding Unit (AHU) used the aerodrome for a short period until it closed later in 1945. All military activities were transferred to RCAF Station Summerside.


Over 1200 students from Commonwealth nations had graduated from the facility. Approximately 200-300 RCAF and RAF personnel had been stationed at the training base and it employed 100 civilian workers during peak training operations.


Along with RCAF Station Summerside, the Charlottetown base also supported various patrol operations by the RCAF's Eastern Command, including coastal patrol aircraft dedicated to hunting German U-boats which were operating in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and St. Lawrence River during the 1942-1944 period. U-boats sank dozens of cargo and warships during the Battle of the St. Lawrence. U-boat is also a nickname for some diesel locomotives built by GE; see List of GE locomotives October 1939. ... The Gulf of Saint Lawrence, the worlds largest estuary, is the outlet of North Americas Great Lakes via the Saint Lawrence River into the Atlantic Ocean. ... The Saint Lawrence River (French fleuve Saint-Laurent) is a large west-to-east flowing river in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. ... The Battle of the St. ...


Following the base's decommissioning, the Department of Transport took over the Charlottetown Airport from the RCAF on February 1, 1946. Several expansions were undertaken, including an enlarged civilian air terminal off the Brackley Point Road on the west side of the airfield, as well as a lengthening and realigning of what would become runway 03/21 during the 1960s-1970s to accommodate jet aircraft. A major expansion during the 1980s saw the old terminal become a general aviation facility after a new terminal, control tower and emergency services building were constructed further to the north from a continuation of the Sherwood Road. This also saw runway 03/21 lengthened to its current configuration. The Department of Transport, also referred to as Transport Canada, is the department within the government of Canada which is responsible for developing regulations, policies and services of transportation in Canada. ... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... MacGyver - 1980s hero The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ...


On February 28, 1999 the Department of Transport transferred operational and financial responsibility for the Charlottetown Airport to the Charlottetown Airport Authority Inc. under a 60-year lease arrangement; the federal government through DOT remains the owner of the property. February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


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