Club Announcements ...

This page for general announcements ...

Annual General Meeting

Wednesday April 3, 2024, at 7pm.

At the Clubhouse, please attend.....

This page will be updated regularly with news, notices and announcements, related to the Kitimat Airpark. We will endeavor to keep everyone up to date, with upcoming news and events. With the upcoming construction and field work, we will be advising the membership of the timelines and field availability, as well as NOTAM’s and safety notices. To have items posted, contact the site admin, or the Airpark Executive. Site Administrator's email is lynxlmc@hotmail.com.

Notices...

Please be aware that logging and tree removal, is ongoing at the north end of the field. It is hoped that debris clearing will be completed, before construction work on the field begins. Contact the Executive, to enquire about acquiring firewood.

See area circled in red, for downed timber.

Safety Issues...

Change to Runway Numerical Headings....

Due to the annual change of the Magnetic North Pole position, our Runway Heading Numbers are being updated from 35/17 to 36/18. This information was updated from our line survey report. Transport Canada is aware of this and the required updates to charts, the CFS, other navigational texts and applicable users is being made.

Parking Caution....

Please be aware of the parking requirements for aircraft. Helicopters often use the area adjacent to the clubhouse, to load and unload as well as sling cargo.

Announcements...

As mentioned elsewhere on this site, the paving of the airpark runway is completed, and line painting, is now finished as well. The runway is operational.

Annual General Meeting

We have rescheduled our Annual General Meeting, to the evening of March 1, 2023, at 7:00 pm. Our Secretary has sent out an email to all members along with an agenda. We’d like to see as many members come out as possible for this important event.

Weather Advisory for Local Weather now Available Online

A “local” Weather service is now available, online for the Airpark. This site should be used “along with” the Terrace FSS weather and the required Nav Canada weather briefing site, or phone access number, to give pilots the important information they need, to plan and conduct flights, to and from the Airpark. This “local weather site”, uses the BC forestry weather station information that is located, at the clubhouse. For all pilots planning for local or flights to and from other destinations, it is one more tool for the tool box of information needed for safe flights.

The web address is: www.bbc.com/weather/5993072


Below is a form that can be uploaded, completed then sent to us , if you would like to become a Member of the Kitimat Flying Club. The fees, are included in the bottom left hand corner.

AIRPARK PAVING COMPLETED

The Kitimat Airpark, runway paving project, is complete. As of mid October, the line painters completed their work. The runway dimensions are 2900 ft by 75 ft.
The runway is now fully useable.

Update

We are looking at the taxiway paving in the future. Once the details and dates are finalized, we will inform the club members, of the construction schedule.



Many thanks to the following Organizations and Companies who are a part of our General Aviation Community, in the operation and maintaining of the Kitimat Airpark.

District of Kitimat

Canadian Helicopters

Blackcomb Helicopters

Bailey Helicopters

Rigstar Telecom

High Trees close to Runway 17 Threshold

Recent logging at the North end of the runway has reduced some of this issue. However, aviators should be aware that this hazard still exists and be prepared for it.


Following a 2 year process which included 2 applications, the 2020/2021 BC Airports Access Program grant application, submitted by the District of Kitimat and the Kitimat Flying Club, has been approved. This will support a major refurbishment, of the runway and taxiway at the Kitimat Airpark, along with the construction of a helipad.

We would like to acknowledge and thank the numerous groups, organizations and individuals that have supported our endeavors, which will provide a valuable long-term economic, emergency access etc. and asset for the Kitimat Valley:

The Mayor, Councilor's, and staff of the District of Kitimat, Kentron Construction, Ellis Ross, MLA , Search and Rescue, Canadian Owners and Pilots Association, BC General Aviation Association, Terrace Air Cadets, Canadian Coast Guard, among others.

Special Thanks to Past Presidents Jim Tiviotdale, Bob Rypma, and numerous Executive members, of the Kitimat Flying Club, who over the past 5 years, provided the ground work, effort, expertise and persistence, that has made the upgrade of the Kitimat Airpark, possible.


Don McAndrew, President Kitimat Flying Club, www.kitimatflyingclub.ca Email: kitimatflyingclub@hotmail.com

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