okotoks

This forum has been developed to discuss aviation related topics.

Moderators: lilfssister, North Shore, ahramin, sky's the limit, sepia, Sulako, I WAS Birddog

Post Reply
rigpiggy
Rank 10
Rank 10
Posts: 2404
Joined: Sun Jan 16, 2005 7:17 pm
Location: west to east and west again

okotoks

Post by rigpiggy »

Last time I flew by there were X's on the runway, are they open again?
---------- ADS -----------
  

User avatar
Beefitarian
Top Poster
Top Poster
Posts: 6484
Joined: Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:53 am
Location: A couple of meters away from others.

Re: okotoks

Post by Beefitarian »

That would be awesome. I fear it will never be an airport again. The rumour is they will be building more houses after they remove the runway.

I used to dream about buying a house that backed onto the runway. Now I am relieved I never did.
---------- ADS -----------
  
Pardon me, may I fly your light single?

User avatar
privateer
Rank 7
Rank 7
Posts: 504
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2005 10:49 am

Re: okotoks

Post by privateer »

.
---------- ADS -----------
  
Attachments
web-feature.jpg
web-feature.jpg (34.79 KiB) Viewed 6037 times

CpnCrunch
Rank 11
Rank 11
Posts: 3005
Joined: Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:38 am

Re: okotoks

Post by CpnCrunch »

Well there's one less thing to do in Okotoks now that the airport is gone. I'm not sure what else that leaves to do there.
---------- ADS -----------
  

User avatar
Beefitarian
Top Poster
Top Poster
Posts: 6484
Joined: Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:53 am
Location: A couple of meters away from others.

Post by Beefitarian »

I have not tried but I guess I could drive out with my dog and his bitch and let them trespass on the former runway.

Tom's house of pizza is still good for lunch.

Fish the sheep River.

Stop for drinks and a snack on my way to Blue Rock campground.

There are probably lots of great things I missed. ~shrug~
---------- ADS -----------
  
Pardon me, may I fly your light single?

MyPantsRnice
Rank 0
Rank 0
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:17 am

Re: okotoks

Post by MyPantsRnice »

I think Rimbey is still for sale
CFC7

https://skyvector.com/airport/CFC7/Rimbey-Airport

Nice grass strip, I think original construction (1981?)plan was to pave, but switched to grass-so grass has a nice road base under it.

http://www.rimbeyreview.com/news/390236 ... obile=true

"The Rimbey airport is up for sale, but bids are not exactly pouring in from interested buyers.

As of Aug. 10, Rimbey’s CAO Lori Hillis said no bids had been received.

However, Gerald Ernst, one of four men who had wanted to purchase the airport initially said the group would submit a bid.

“We are submitting a tender,” he said.

Council made the decision to move toward the sale of the Rimbey Airport following an in-camera discussion at its regular council meeting, July 25. They have set a reserve bid on the property which has been assessed at $104,600...."

If its still for sale, maybe 125k would get you a nice strip.
Be a good hamburger stop, nice launch distance to mountain strips west.
---------- ADS -----------
  

User avatar
Beefitarian
Top Poster
Top Poster
Posts: 6484
Joined: Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:53 am
Location: A couple of meters away from others.

Re: okotoks

Post by Beefitarian »

Can anyone put me in touch with Dr Emmit Brown so I can submit a bid?
---------- ADS -----------
  
Pardon me, may I fly your light single?

MyPantsRnice
Rank 0
Rank 0
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:17 am

Re: okotoks

Post by MyPantsRnice »

Beefitarian wrote:Can anyone put me in touch with Dr Emmit Brown so I can submit a bid?
That Delorean is too dangerous, hafta hit 88 mph and the wheels are still on the ground.

Go to Canuck tire and get some
ytterbium atoms

" scientists have just announced a brand new form of matter : time crystals"

http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists- ... e-crystals
---------- ADS -----------
  

Alav
Rank 2
Rank 2
Posts: 53
Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:20 am

Re: okotoks

Post by Alav »

Airport Stakeholders
March 2017 Update

In recent months, Okotoks Air Ranch Airport (CFX2) management has been working closely with Transport Canada to demonstrate a more rigorous compliance with airport operations and public safety regulations. We are pleased to provide this update to you, the builder group, and to inform you that it is our intention to resume airport operations and provide you with information outlining how we plan to achieve this.
One visible step in our increased compliance is the addition of a perimeter security fence currently under construction to keep animals off the runway as well as prevent people from trespassing on airport land. In general, overall security measures will be increased to achieve the highest level of public aviation safety and functionality for airport operations.
An inspection was conducted March 1, 2017. We are pleased with our progress and once Transport Canada inspectors and airport management are satisfied that it is appropriate to have the airport operating certificate returned, we can set a specific date that aircraft movements will resume.
Maybe progress?
---------- ADS -----------
  

Biff Lo.
Rank 0
Rank 0
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:46 pm
Location: Calgary

Re: okotoks

Post by Biff Lo. »

http://www.westernwheel.com/article/Pla ... g-20170329

Airport should be open by April 30th or earlier. Will be nice hearing the GA planes again.

Cheers
---------- ADS -----------
  

User avatar
Flybabe
Rank (9)
Rank (9)
Posts: 1484
Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2004 7:16 am
Location: On the transition

Re: okotoks

Post by Flybabe »

Awesome!!
---------- ADS -----------
  
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not,knows no release from the little things; knows not the livid loneliness of fear, nor mountain heights where bitter joy can hear the sound of wings.
- Amelia Earhart

User avatar
Beefitarian
Top Poster
Top Poster
Posts: 6484
Joined: Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:53 am
Location: A couple of meters away from others.

Re: okotoks

Post by Beefitarian »

Very nice to read.

I must say, I had to go around due to a coyote once at Springbank. Never saw animals on the runway at Okatoks.

I should go for pizza and look for airplanes on the 30th.
---------- ADS -----------
  
Pardon me, may I fly your light single?

User avatar
Shiny Side Up
Top Poster
Top Poster
Posts: 5335
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2004 5:02 pm
Location: Group W bench

Re: okotoks

Post by Shiny Side Up »

I wonder if they'll waive the landing fees for the "grand opening".
---------- ADS -----------
  
We can't stop here! This is BAT country!

User avatar
JasonE
Rank 7
Rank 7
Posts: 583
Joined: Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:26 pm

Re: okotoks

Post by JasonE »

Landing fees? There's a way to discourage GA planes.

Good to see it back open though.
---------- ADS -----------
  
"Carelessness and overconfidence are more dangerous than deliberately accepted risk." -Wilbur Wright

User avatar
Beefitarian
Top Poster
Top Poster
Posts: 6484
Joined: Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:53 am
Location: A couple of meters away from others.

Re: okotoks

Post by Beefitarian »

It's may, did they open?
---------- ADS -----------
  
Pardon me, may I fly your light single?

User avatar
Shiny Side Up
Top Poster
Top Poster
Posts: 5335
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2004 5:02 pm
Location: Group W bench

Re: okotoks

Post by Shiny Side Up »

Nope.
---------- ADS -----------
  
We can't stop here! This is BAT country!

final28
Rank 2
Rank 2
Posts: 86
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:47 pm

Re: okotoks

Post by final28 »

NOTAM says closed til aprx 17060601900
---------- ADS -----------
  

blue thunder
Rank 2
Rank 2
Posts: 53
Joined: Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:07 am

Re: okotoks

Post by blue thunder »

Got this today
---------- ADS -----------
  
Attachments
Okotoks Air Ranch to Reopen - press release - final.pdf
(303.05 KiB) Downloaded 129 times

User avatar
Beefitarian
Top Poster
Top Poster
Posts: 6484
Joined: Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:53 am
Location: A couple of meters away from others.

Re: okotoks

Post by Beefitarian »

I went to a Dawgs baseball game Sunday. Could not go by the airport. Any airplanes yet?
---------- ADS -----------
  
Pardon me, may I fly your light single?

Alav
Rank 2
Rank 2
Posts: 53
Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:20 am

Re: okotoks

Post by Alav »

I've seen helicopters in the area more than usual. Some small aircraft seeming to be in the pattern - but not landing.

But no, haven't seen any actual takeoffs or landings. Scanners been dead quiet. My boys are getting impatient - c'mon open up already ;)
---------- ADS -----------
  

CFX2
Rank 0
Rank 0
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:08 am

Re: Okotoks CFX2 9 months after re-opening

Post by CFX2 »

CFX2 is open, has been since April 30th, 2017 with 100LL and Jet A on site. Contact airport manager for fuel and details at 403.801.3117.
Its first commercial tenant that moved on site is Access Helicopters. They have established their heavy maintenance base at Okotoks. We are looking for new partnerships for flying schools, an AMO and businesses that can benefit from a certified airport that is 12 minutes south of Calgary. The Town of Okotoks administration is fully supportive of the airport in full operation, both with fixed and rotary wing aircraft. Check out the updated listings on COPA, ForeFlight. Working on getting the ACU-KWIK reported to current.
Competitive fuel pricing is in place.
---------- ADS -----------
  

Oldguystrtn2fly
Rank 3
Rank 3
Posts: 100
Joined: Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:30 am

Re: okotoks

Post by Oldguystrtn2fly »

It would be a good idea to get your fuel prices listed on ForeFlight.
---------- ADS -----------
  

Post Reply

Return to “General Comments”