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CYFB - 100LL Print E-mail

UPDATE:  Check YFB NOTAMS.  Currently (July 3, 2019) there is a NOTAM indicating that the fuel supplier has run out of 100LL avgas.  The shipping season has begun, so more should be on the way, but the NOTAM shows no avgas until July 31,2019

The Iqaluit airport usually receives its annual shipment of 100LL AVGAS in July or August, depending on sea ice conditions and shipping schedules. Note that it isn't unusual for Iqaluit to run out of avgas in the weeks leading up to the resupply.  The fuel provider will not usually NOTAM the outage until it happens.  So it is important that you check ahead to ensure they'll have enough fuel on hand to meet your needs.  It has happened that small aircraft have arrived assuming there would be fuel, only to discover it was used up just before they arrived.

100LL is only availabe in full drums.  The last published price was $318.06 per 205 litre/45 CDN gallons/54 US gallons drum (Apr 19).  You have to buy the whole drum. The price is generally set once a year, following the arrival of the new year's supply by ship.  Check with the fuel supplier for price/availability information: Uqsuq Corporation (+1-867-222-2855) Current published price of Jet A is $1.4453/litre. (Apr 19)

Current drum count is not available. The fuel is now stored at a different location at the airport, preventing informal drum counts.  Check directly with Uqsuq Corporation.

You can also check with the local FBO Frobisher Bay Touchdown Services .  They regularly service transiting small aircraft, and have up to date information. They may also be able to assist with any special needs for fuel, etc.

Check Iqaluit airport general info here.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 July 2019 07:46
 
Canadian North First Air merger Print E-mail

Canadian North 737-200The Canadian federal government has given the OK for a merger between two of the larger airlines in the eastern arctic.  First Air is owned by the Makivik Corporation, which represents Inuit in the Nunavik region.  Canadian North is owned by the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation in the western arctic.  The merger plan is controversial.  First Air and Canadian North are the only airlines serving many communities in Nunavut, and some are concerned the merger will reduce service and raise fares.  However the government put a number of conditions on the merger. And Makivik and IRC contend it will provide better, more efficient service over time.   Read more about the merger here.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 June 2019 21:21
 
Indian pilot arrives in Iqaluit on round=the-world trip Print E-mail

Aarohi Pandit arrived in Iqaluit recently arrived in Iqaluit in her Sinus 912, light-sport aircraft, on a round the world trip.

Pandit says while four men have made the journey by light-sport aircraft, but she's the first woman to do so.  She says it is important that young women see aviation as a career opportunity.  You can read more about the trip here

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 May 2019 14:47
 
2019 Greenland Air Tropy Print E-mail

The 2019 Greenland Air Tropy adventure gets underday in June, 2019.  It takes small planes on big tour of Greenland, Northern Canada, and the Faroe Islands.  You can find out more about the excursion, where it is heading, and how you can get involved.  Check out this presentation.

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 May 2019 14:33
 
NavCanada Aviation Info Products Print E-mail

NavCanada

NavCanada has a new on-line store, where you can buy Canadian aviation information products, like the CAP (Canada Air Pilot IFR info), VFR charts, the Canada Flight Supplement and more. You'll find it on their website,

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 July 2018 23:24
 
2019 Midnight Sun Fly-in Print E-mail

Midnight Sun Fly-inThe next edition of the Midnight Sun Fly-in takes place in July, 2019.  If you're a floatplane enthusiast, Yellowknife is the place to be for this great opportunity to meet other pilots and enjoy the beauty of the Northwest Territories.

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 July 2018 23:25
 
#YFBspotters Print E-mail

An-124 by Frank ReardonThere is a new group of planespotters taking great photographs these days at the Iqaluit airport (YFB), led by Brian Tattuinee and Frank Reardon.  You can find some of their great photos on Twitter and Instagram, using the hashtag #YFBspotters.  Read more about it in this article from Up Here magazine.  Or check out Frank Reardon Photography on Flickr, YFBspotters on Twitter, or YFBspotters on Instagram.  Happy plane spotting!

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 July 2018 22:19
 
Northern Aviation Scholarship Program Print E-mail

Northern Aviation Scholarship

The Nunavut government provides scholarships for Nunavummiut seeking aviation careers.  The $7,500 scholarships are available to students resident in Nunavut taking full time courses related to airline or airport operations or management, aircraft maintenance, and pilot training. More information for Nunavut students is available here. Application deadlines are usually in late summer..

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 May 2019 14:23
 
Midnight Sun Fly-in 2017 Print E-mail

2017 Midnight Sun Fly-InThe Midnight Sun Fly In Association is hosting the 2017 fly-in event from July 6 - 9, 2017 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Planned activities include a fly-out picnic, live entertainment, dockside dining, airplane rides by Viking Air, pancake breakfast, and great bush pilot conversation.  See their website for more information.  Yellowknife is home to a large number of float planes, and the Fly-in is a great attraction in the town that, in many ways, exists because of bush pilots.

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 June 2017 14:21
 
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