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  • 02/01/2023 11:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Every Year, dedicated volunteers on Texada Island run a week-long camp for youths 10-16, exposing them to all facets of aviation. Pilots from the Courtenay Airpark supports their effort by providing air experience flights to participants at the end of the camp.

    After missing a  couple of years due to Covid, the camp was in action again this past year, and our group flew over on July 29 to give the 16 youths a local flight.

    Ray Henault, president of the Courtenay Airpark Association. participated with his aircraft and  afterwards penned a couple of articles describing the experience. See link and article below:

    Texada Aerospace Camp. Crown Isle Magazine. Sept 2022.pdf

    Article in The Totem Times, 22Nov.2022:

  • 17/04/2022 4:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please note that the Park Cafe will close on Friday 22 April 2022, until further notice.

  • 13/04/2022 8:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The BC Floatplane Association offers a scholarship towards a seaplane rating each year.

    For details and information on how to apply, click on link below.

    BCFA Scholarship

  • 13/04/2022 8:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A new (April 2022) PowerPoint Presentation on revised VPTC  information for the Nanaimo airport, has been provided by NavCanada/PrepAIR. The file (requires .pptx viewer) can be accessed on the 'Links' page or here.

  • 16/03/2022 3:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The Courtenay Airpark was the site of some very specialized training during the week of 21 to 25 February 2022.

    Over the course of the week, Emergco Aerospace, a Canadian company based in Vancouver, BC, provided Human External Cargo (HEC) rescue training for the RCMP Comox Air Section and the Vancouver Island Emergency Response Team (ERT). The training, conducted at the Airpark and at Smits Field, provided the RCMP pilots and ERT members from across Vancouver Island with the skills necessary to conduct external helicopter-borne rescue and evacuation operations in difficult and often inaccessible environments.

    The training included classroom work, static harness training and specialized external long-line training, using the Comox Air Section’s Airbus H-125 helicopter flown by RCMP pilots. The HEC training, which certified seven members of the Vancouver Island ERT and the local RCMP pilots, was successfully completed on 25 February.

    The Courtenay Airpark was delighted to host the training in their facilities, and is proud to have contributed to a skills-building undertaking that will benefit those who may find themselves in distress across Vancouver Island (and elsewhere, if needed).

    Ray Henault



    The Board of Directors

    Courtenay Airpark Association

    100 – 20thStreet

    Courtenay, BC V9N 8B1

  • 28/02/2022 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Due to issues with the pipes that connect the Airpark fuel station with the dock, 100LL fuel is no longer available at the dock. As of now, the pipes are not planned to be replaced. A notam has been posted and the CFS (Water) will be amended in due course.

  • 14/01/2022 5:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)






    Dear Airpark Members.


    1. Please be advised that the recent rain & snow stormsKing Tides and 


    heavy water flow in the Airpark waterway have damaged the floatplane 


    ramp and rendered it unusable until repairs can be done. Work is currently


    underway to fully assess the damage and develop a repair plan with an  


    appropriate contractor.  In the meantime, the floatplane ramp has been 


    NOTAM’d closed.  All floatplane operators are advised not to use the 


    floatplane ramp until further notice.



    2. Also, please be aware that the access gate to the floatplane ramp was 


    damaged by a City of Courtenay vehicle in the course of the most recent 


    snowstorm.  City workers advised the President of the Airpark Association 


    today that repairs to the gate will be done by the City as soon as the


    contractor (Tower Fence) is available.



    3. Members will be advised when the repairs to the access gate and 


    floatplane ramp have been completed.



    Board of Directors

    Courtenay Airpark Association

    14 January 2022


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