LOCAL AIRFIELD INFORMATION
NOT FOR NAVIGATION
ATF 123.35 1500 ASL 3 NM exc Comox CZ
Elev 9 ASL
Cct 800 ASL
Join overhead (midfield) from south
Rgt hand cct Rwy31
Remain clear of ridge to N (noise abatement)
PPR for T&G
No Winter Maintenance
CAUTION: DO NOT rely on reported wind from Comox ATC (local conditions vary greatly). Join midfield iaw published procedures .and check windsock!
Access to Float Plane Dock.
Gate can be opened from dock side. Gate code for lock is available to Airpark members in the Members Area Forum, pilots arriving at the dock should note code on exit or see notice in Pilots Lounge. Note: If wrong code is entered, press 'C' to clear, then re-enter code.
The Flight Supplement states 'NO winter maintenance'. So in case of snow/ice on the airfield, do not expect any clearing to be undertaken. We also do not publish Notams unless it gets really bad or will appear to close the field for extended periods. Please check runway conditions before flight, if in doubt.
Bottom line: Use at your own risk!
Caution! Helicopter Operations & Rotorwash/Downwash
We have two helos based at our field and often have heavier aircraft such as S76 as visitors. The dangers to light aircraft from flying through rotor wash or from downwash are well established.
Watch the video below to see the result of a pilot encountering the wake turbulence caused by a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter at 27 seconds into the video...