|Change in CYFB runway designation|
The runway at CYFB Iqaluit has been redesignated. The runway is no longer designated 17/35. The NEW DESIGNATION is 16/34. All published navigational information that referred to 17/35 will now use 16/34. Here's the NOTAM:
140146 CYFB IQALUIT CYFB INSTR PROC PRODUCT REFERENCES FOR: RWY 17 ARE NOW FOR USE ON RWY 16 RWY 35 ARE NOW FOR USE ON RWY 34 1406262024 TIL 1409180901
This is, of course, due to the significant movement of the north magnetic pole in the last few years. It is estimated that the poll is now moving about 55 km a year. There are maps and some rather interesting explanations of the pole movement here and here
Most other Nunavut runways are not affected, as runways in Northern Domestic Airspace are designated in degrees True.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 20:30|