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Muskoka Airport

Town/City: Gravenhurst
Address: 1011 Airport Road/P.O. Box 6 Gravenhurst ON, P1P 1R1
Phone: (705) 687-2194
Intro:

Muskoka Airport A Proud Legacy One of the most unique ways to experience Muskoka is from the air! Airport History Built as an emergency landing field on the Trans Canada Airway, a series of airports 100 miles apart across Canada, Construction began in September 1933 as a depression-era work project by the Department of National Defence, at the time responsible for civil aviation.  Our airport is also proud to offer land for sale to commercial operations provided the business is aviation related. Airport management is here to assist you with any questions you may have on development or operations at the Muskoka Airport - 705.687.2194

Description:

Originally named the Reay Airport in honour of the nearest post office, a small community near the south end of the airport, the name was changed to Muskoka Airport when it was officially opened in September 1938. Constructed on one of the few level areas in Muskoka it had a triangle of turf runways, one of which still serves as the east-west runway. During 1940-41 the Royal Canadian Air Force used the airport for flight training, mostly as an auxiliary base for Camp Borden. In 1943, the field was provided to the Royal Norwegian Air Force. The “Little Norway” base was built on the adjacent farm, now the Beaver Creek Institute. When the RCAF established a training base in North Bay, additional property was acquired in 1952 to accommodate the construction of a new 6000 foot asphalt runway for F-86 Sabre and CF-100 training. The Muskoka Airport, operated since the war by Transport Canada, was transferred to the District Municipality of Muskoka in 1996. Today the 550 acre airport serves the local communities bringing an estimated economic impact of over 31 million dollars annually. Airport Services Muskoka Airport is operational 24 hours per day, seven days per week; and is capable of supporting both VFR and IFR operations down to, non-precision approach limits; and departures in visibility down to ½ statute mile. Operations staff is on-site summer hours May 15 to August 31 from 08:00 to 20:00 and winter hours September 1 to May 14 from 08:00 to 18:00. Call out service is available for services outside of regular hours. Nav Canada maintains a Remote Communications Outlet (RCO) from Timmins. “Timmins Radio” has a mandatory frequency of 122.3 within five nautical miles and 3900’ ASL of the airport. To contact the London FIC call 1(866) WXBRIEF. Muskoka Airport is proud to be the full service FBO provider of ESSO branded aviation products. Fuel services are available during operational hours and after hours on a call out service. Aviation fuel includes 100LL, and Jet A-1 with FSII. All types of aviation oil are available. New in 2007, the Muskoka Air Terminal is home to the "Little Norway Memorial" which includes information and displays about the Royal Norwegian Air Force that trained in Muskoka during the second world war. Development Opportunities The Muskoka airport has land available for development on a long-term lease basis. 

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