March 17, 2022
Valleyfield Airport, a quality alternative for pilots based in Cedars
— By Jocelyne Laberge, Valleyfield Airclub (Photo: François Audette)
The recent announcement of the closure of the Cedars airport (Les Cèdres – CSS3) next May has dismayed the entire pilot community. The general aviation community is in mourning, especially since this is the second airport to close in the Montreal area in just over five years, following the one in Mascouche in November 2016.
To offer a quality alternative to pilots in Cedars, the Valleyfield Airport Board of Directors (CSD3) has been proactive in adding new spaces to the development plan, allowing places for pilots seeking a new location for their aircraft.
Located 9 nautical miles from Cedars, the airport has a 2800 feet long and 50 feet wide runway (20 feet paved). The runway is lit with an ARCAL system allowing night flying. The maintenance of the runway 12 months a year allows winter flying. Outdoor parking is available at $400 per year. Monthly or weekly rentals are also offered. Domes and hangars are permitted with a surface agreement starting at $725 per year.
A pavilion was installed in 2021 (FBO and meeting room) and an ecological toilet will be added in the spring of 2022. The Flying Club has currently about 30 members and will soon become a COPA Flight.
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