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  • 31/10/2023 8:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The Courtenay Airpark Board of Directors is pleased to announce that a $1500.00 flight training bursary was presented to Jerome Donnelly, a member of TeenFlight Campbell River, at the TeenFlight Open House held at the Campbell River Airport on Sunday, 29 October 2023.

    Jerrome was selected for the bursary amongst a number of candidates, through coordination and the strong recommendation of Therisa Lowe - Executive Assistant for Sealand Aviation in Campbell River and a Volunteer Director with TeenFlight.  Jerome was selected for his enthusiastic pursuit of a pilot's licence at Sealand Flight and his sincere desire to pursue a future career in aviation.

    The bursary was presented on behalf of the Airpark Board of Directors by Darryl Rolfe, the Board's Treasurer.  Darryl is also an active pilot and an Air Force Reservist at 19 Wing Comox.   

    The Airpark Board of Directors congratulates Jerome on his selection for the bursary and best success with his flying training. 

    Raymond R. Henault​
    Courtenay Airpark Association

  • 27/10/2023 11:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    It is with deep regret that the Airpark Board of Directors wishes to make you aware of the passing of Mr. Jim Slater on Thursday, 26 October 2023.

    Jim was a former Air Force officer who established the Courtenay Flight Centre at the Courtenay Airpark after retirement, training over 2000 pilots over the 25 years that the Flight Centre operated from the Airpark and other satellite locations on the Island and the lower mainland. Jim was a dedicated member of the Airpark and a former member of the Board of Directors, and he will always be remembered for his multiple contributions to the community of aviators.

    The Board of Directors extends its sincerest condolences to his wife, Margaret and the entire family. There will be no funeral services, but a memorial is anticipated at some time in the future.

    Signed:  The Airpark Board of Directors 
  • 25/09/2023 4:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    McElhanney Associates Land Surveying Ltd. has been contracted by the City of Courtenay to use a drone to survey the parking situation around the Town of Courtenay.

    The drone will stay West of the River (within the red boundary on the attached map) and at a maximum altitude of 300 ft AGL.

    The pilot is an advanced certificate drone pilot and will be monitoring 123.35 throughout and will discontinue flight if there is a safety risk to aircraft.

    Current proposed schedule is:                                                                              

    Wednesday (or Thursday) Sept 27/28 – 0930 to 1800                                         

    Saturday Sept 30 1030-1400                                                                                          

    Saturday Oct 7 – 1030-1400

     This may change or be extended due to weather. The pilot will inform us when they have completed their flights.

  • 18/09/2023 3:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    AR AeroMotive Consulting Limited is now offering maintenance at the Powell River airport but can be mobile depending on your needs.

    Take a look at our website and please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.


    Thank you,

    Annie and Ron 

    AR AeroMotive Consulting Ltd

    AE AeroMotive Poster.pdf

  • 15/09/2023 7:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Gate to the newly replaced float dock has been fitted with a combination lock.

    Visitors arriving at the dock can unlock from dock side. An information poster with the code, is available in the Airpark Lounge.

    For Airpark members, the information is also available in the Members Area, Social Forum.

  • 07/09/2023 8:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The winners of the two sightseeing flights generously offered by Ted Haraldson (owner of aircraft) and flown by Duame Dubyk are shown after they enjoyed their flights in the local area on Saturday, Sep.2

    Jason Lutter and Henry with pilot Duane Dubyk

    Duane, Danika Cottingham and Henry, with Airpark president Ray Henault

  • 23/08/2023 7:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The project to replace our 30+ year old floatplane dock was completed by Marine Solutions Inc. of Powell River on 17 Aug. 2023.

    In the photo below, Ray Henault, president of the Courtenay Airpark Association officially welcomes Ruby Chorel, the first float plane pilot to tie up at the new dock.

    (L-R, Alexander Kiesielius, Ray Henault, Ruby Chorel)

    "Old and new!"

  • 16/08/2023 6:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Construction of a new Air Ambulance Helipad will commence Monday, August 21, and is projected to be completed by August 24.  Crews will be working between the hours of 8 am- 4 pm (hours may vary). 

    The image below shows the extent of the construction and the impacted taxiways and hangars. 

    We appreciate your patience and acknowledge the inconvenience this may cause. 


    Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email

    Happy Flying,

    Your Board of Directors

  • 11/08/2023 3:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear members of the Courtenay Airpark Association,

    It is with deep regret that the Airpark Board of Directors wishes to advise you of the passing of Mr. Larry Matthews on 01 August 2023.

    Larry was a long-time and very active member of the Airpark, had a passion for aviation and was proud of his Challenger ultralight. He could be found regularly at the Airpark and was always ready to lend a hand and volunteer his services for whatever job needed to be done.

    Larry was one of those aviators that always had a smile and a good word to say. He will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

    The Airpark Board of Directors extends its sincerest condolences to Larry's family and friends. Our hearts and prayers are with them at this difficult time of grieving.

    In sadness,

    Ray Henault

    President Courtenay Airpark Association

    Phone:  (250) 465-0086 (Cell)

  • 08/08/2023 3:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Another TASC is in the books and Airpark pilot volunteers had a great time  once again, giving air experience flights to 24 young people who attended this year.

    As before, we started with a safety briefing in Courtenay before launching for Gillies Bay with our group of five aircraft, ready to begin at 1000  the 15 minutes of local flying each of the young people would receive. The operation went smoothly , in large part due to the excellent work by our ground coordinator Martin as well as by the planning and effort by Sheila McFarland (TASC I/C) and her volunteers. All flying was completed by noon, followed by lunch and social interaction with the TASC students and staff.

    Weather was perfect and we thoroughly enjoyed our Texada visit and the chance to top off the camp experience for the students with a real-life flight. Certainly, no one expects them all to become pilots, aircraft technicians or air traffic controllers but they already have shown some interest in aviation in attending the camp and these flight might just be the spark that starts someone onto an aviation-related career!

    Thanks to Martin for coordinating the operation and to Marisa for conducting the Q&A sessions. Special thanks to the pilots, Richard, Karl, Duane & Sylvain for donating their time, aircraft and fuel.

    If you are reading this and know of a young person who would be interested in attending the Texada Aerospace Camp next year, the link below provides detailed information. Note that the TASC is already half -booked for 2024!

    Texada Aerospace Camp

    More photos from TASC 2023

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Courtenay, BC   V9N 8B1

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