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CYVM photo: Darian FroeseClick on image or caption for original photo. This was taken on approach. You'll note the strip on the right of the photo.

The information below is general, and NOT for specific flight planning purposes. Check CURRENT version of the Canada Flight Supplement to ensure accurate information.

N67 32 48 W64 01 54; Magnetic Dev: 40 degrees W; Elevation: 18'; VNC chart A5039; CAP published IFR approach

Time: Eastern UTC -5 (-4 at daylight saving time)

Runway: 03/21 (033/213 true); 3800ft x 100 ft gravel; Overhead view of the airport

Operator: Government of Nunavut 1-867-897-3606 (Cape Dorset)

Current METAR and TAF for CYVM

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Canadian Airport Manoevering Surface airport Chart CYVM

Sample IFR approach information CAP1 (note this NOT current. It is for information purposes only, not for flight planning - it is a large PDF file containing IFR approach info for all airports in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Yukon).

NavCanada on-line store for purchase of PDF versions of CAP1, VNC charts, and other publications.

This airport is in Northern Domestic Airspace. Nav Canada publications no longer use the letter T following the runway headings to indicated degrees True. However, runway headings are in TRUE degrees in Northern Domestic Airspace. See here for Canadian Designated Airspace Handbook.

Flight Planning and Weather: NOTAM file CYVM North Bay Flight Service Station: 1-866-WXBRIEF (1-866-992-7433)  or 1-866-541-4109;  Local METAR available from CARS, limited hours (see radio below). AWOS at other hours. TAF H24, issue times 01,07,13, 19Z.

Fuel:  Jet A-1, no AVGAS (see fuel note below);  1-867-927-8002 or 1-867-927-8305; Hours 1400-0100Z Mon-Fri excluding holidays (one hour earlier during Daylight Saving Time months; O/T call out charge, prior notice required. Credit cards not accepted. Credit by prior arrangement by calling 1-867-645-8400, allow 7 working days.

Radio: MF 122.1 (5nm to 3000ASL), Airport Radio/CARS 1-867-927-8792 available 1100-2100Z M-&W, 1300-2300Z  Tues; 1400-2300Z Thurs; 1300-2200Z Fri and Sat 1100-1800Z Sun (one hour earlier during Daylight Saving Time months). AWOS 122.550; CARS monitors 121.5 Emergency frequency

NavAids:  NDB - YJI 237 (M - 50 to 2000 watts)  N67 33 43 W64 01 03    193 degrees True 0.7 nm to threshold runway 21. Unmonitored when CARS closed.

Lighting: 03 (033T) AS(TE ME) AP; 21 (213T)  AS(TE ME) AP  ARCAL-122.1, type K. Rising terrain penetrates APAPI approach slope approximately 1.5 nm from thresholds runway 03 and runway 21.

Airport firefighting:  None


SERVICES AT TERMINAL BUILDING: building open limited hours around commercial flight arrivals/departures  while CARS is staffed. Payphone in building; Nursing station, RCMP, hotel and store (limited hours) within 5 nm of the airport. No rental cars.

Note: The Canada Flight Supplement offers this advice about flying to Qikiqtarjuaq: " NW edge of Northern apron bordered by water. Runway edge lighting installed higher than standard (approximately 27 inches high located 5' outside runway edge). High ground penetrates take off and approach slopes approximately 1.5 nm from each end of runway".

Fuel note: The local fuel agent does not sell AVGAS (100LL). In the past,  the Hamlet of Qikiqtarjuaq was known to keep a few drums in stock for visiting small planes, but that fuel is now gone, and the hamlet has no plans to stock more.

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Last Updated on Saturday, 22 December 2012 03:09
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