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St. Thomas Municipal Airport

Airport information
Airport typePublic
OperatorMunicipality of St. Thomas
LocationSt. Thomas, Ontario
Elevation779 ft m (779 ft)
Aircraft movements944

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St. Thomas Municipal Airport, , located 3.5 NM east of St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada is a small airport serving the general aviation needs of the area. The airport was established in 1941 as an air training base for the British Commonwealth Air Training Program. The base was operated by the Department of National Defence (Canada) until the late 1940s as a relief field for Aylmer and Fingal. It has three paved runways in the triangular pattern typical to the era.

The airport is classified as an airport of entry by NAV CANADA and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency. CBSA officers at this airport currently can handle general aviation aircraft only, with no more than 15 passengers.

The airport was purchased by the City of St. Thomas in 1970. The runways were originally all approximately 2640 ft in length, but the main east west runway (09/27) was expanded to 5050 ft in 1982.

The airport is in uncontrolled airspace but has a UNICOM operating during working hours on 122.70 MHz.

There is one flight training school operating out of the airport, in addition to numerous agricultural aircraft in the summer.

In 2002 St. Thomas reported 27,456 aircraft movements, however over the following years the numbers dropped. In 2003 there were 17,371, followed by 13,720 in 2004 and 12,575 in 2005. In 2006 there were 944 movements reported during a 24 day period in January and no more reports were made for the rest of the year.

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