Coolest Airports in the Prairies

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Coolest Airports in the Prairies

Post by dutchboy » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:58 am

What are some of the coolest airports or strips you’ve flown to in the prairie provinces? Specifically some lesser known grass runways or just approaches you really like not at the big airports
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Post by digits_ » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:18 am

Princess Harbour in Manitoba during summer. Not officially registered anymore, but kind of cool to land between the bushes. There is nothing there though.
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Post by mbav8r » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:51 am

Easterville(CKM6) Mb., the only way you can tell it’s a runway is the windsock, it doubles as a road to the dump(I believe), trees at both ends.
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Post by Big Pistons Forever » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:24 am

Winnipeg at - 29 with a 25kt wind
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Post by goingnowherefast » Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:03 pm

Did a couple winters in YTH. They were pretty cool, some might even say cold 8)
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Post by Mr. re » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:15 pm

Drumheller, Ab is kind of a neat place. You can fly over/through the canyons.
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Post by bald seagull » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:33 pm

YGM (Gimli)

Climb to 10,000' and shut the engine off.....nostalgic forced approach!
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Post by Beaver Driver » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:09 pm

It’s been a lot of years, but I remember Eastend SK being a neat grass strip to fly into. The Frenchman River valley is quite scenic.

Maple Creek is also good. Golf course and good restaurants within walking distance.
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Post by youhavecontrol » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:28 pm

Bashaw, AB is pretty neat. It's a well maintained grass airstrip. 4000' long, if I remember correctly.

Drumheller, AB is really cool. When you take-off to the South, you fly right over the valley with a nice view of the town. The valley is beautiful and really fun to follow. Just be careful because the flight school at CEN3 uses the Highway 27 and Highway 585 bridge areas as practice areas. You'll hear broadcasts on 126.7 and possibly 123.2 for the "toleman bridge" or "morrin bridge"

Linden, AB also has a nice grass runway that's well maintained, but still isn't in the CFS. It's open to the public and is a North-South grass strip approx 3000' long? (I can't remember exactly) It's right beside the town, on the Eastern edge of town (you can see it on Google Maps.) Land there, and park just off the South-West edge of the runway near the road. You can walk West, across the street to Country Cousins restaurant for some amazing pie.
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Post by KissPlusOne » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:51 pm

Lucky Lake, SK. I flew there with the intention of walking 400 meters to the gas station to fill up my jerry cans, and got picked up about 40 yards down the road! Lucky Lake, indeed :)
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Post by cargocowboy » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:57 pm

Go visit Bob Diemert at Friendship Field in MB. CJB2. Meeting Bob will tick the interesting box for sure.
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Post by Adam Oke » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:03 pm

Working off the back roads of Saskatchewan in my Ag Truck days.

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Post by W5 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:30 pm

@Adam Oke, was that C-GZUP? Looks familiar.
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Post by Adam Oke » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:01 pm

C-GWWG with a Bonaire conversion.
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Post by W5 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:33 pm

I see, extra oomph
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