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  • 10/04/2024 8:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    "Dear members of the Courtenay Airpark Association;

    Over the past few weeks, there have been a number of hangar and aircraft intrusions at the Airpark, resulting in the theft of some equipment and damage to hangar doors, interior structures and the perimeter fence. The RCMP has responded to the incidents and has been diligently investigating them. Hangar occupants affected by the intrusions have also undertaken repairs to their hangars.

    If you discover intrusions to your aircraft or hangars, please report the incident to the Board of Directors and the RCMP immediately. The case file to quote when you contact the RCMP is: RCMP File # 2024-4809.

    The Board of Directors is investigating ways to enhance security at the Airpark.

    Ray Henault

    President Courtenay Airpark Association *

  • 14/03/2024 3:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A full closure of the airport runway is required for an uninterrupted period limited to a maximum of 8 weeks between April and mid-June 2024. Once Council have awarded the contract to the successful bidder, the City will be in a position to provide more details and certainty regarding the exact dates for the full closure period.
    Works planned will include pavement rehabilitation, correcting the longitudinal slope to a maximum of 1.50%, improving the transverse slopes and centreline crown to improve drainage and reduce ponding, new lighting and visual aids, and runway extension.

  • 29/12/2023 10:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ray Henault, president of the Courtenay Airpark Association, has been honoured by the Governor General's appointment as a Member of the Order of Canada (2023)

    Here is the official announcement:

    General Raymond Roland Henault, C.M., C.M.M., M.S.C., C.D. (Ret’d)
    Courtenay, British Columbia
    For his long-time commitment—both in and out of uniform—to Canada’s defence and peacekeeping operations and policies.

    The Airpark members extend their sincere congratulations on this well-deserved honour.

  • 15/12/2023 9:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    “The Airpark Association regrets to announce the passing of Mr. Bill Cove, a dedicated and enthusiastic member of the Airpark, on 5 December 2023 at age 90. Bill was a talented aviator with a successful career across the commercial pilot sector, flying for BC Airlines, Canfor, Weldwood, and Coulson Forest Products, and continued to impart his knowledge to many new and seasoned aviators well into his late 80s. Bill’s smile and zest for life will truly be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. May he Rest In Peace.”


  • 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

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