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Innisfail Aerodrome

Innisfail Aerodrome (Big Bend Airport), (TC LID: CEM4), is located 3.9 nautical miles (7.2 km; 4.5 mi) northwest of Innisfail, Alberta, Canada.

It offers one asphalt runway (16/34) equipped with night landing lights. The two other runway surfaces (04/22 & 10/28) are in rough condition. There are several hangars at the aerodrome and room for more development. It is host to many activities year-round, including a glider club, the Innisfail Flying Club and a skydiving training facility.

Innisfail Aerodrome
Big Bend Airport
  • IATA: none
  • ICAO: none
  • TC LID: CEM4
Airport type Public
Operator Red Deer County
Location Red Deer County, near Innisfail, Alberta
Time zone MST (UTC−07:00)
Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−06:00)
Elevation AMSL 3,017 ft / 920 m
Coordinates 52°04′43″N

Location in Alberta

Direction Length Surface
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The aerodrome was opened in 1941 as a relief landing field for the Royal Canadian Air Force as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. Under the direction of General Robert Murray its primary purpose was a training facility for the No. 36 Service Flying Training School (SFTS) located at RCAF Station Penhold.

In approximately 1942 the aerodrome was listed at 52°05′N 114°02′W / 52.083°N 114.033°W / 52.083; -114.033 with a Var. 24.5 degrees E and elevation of 2,975 feet (907 m). Three runways were listed as follows:

Runway Name Length Width Surface
4/22 3,025 feet (922 m) 100 feet (30 m) Hard surfaced
16/34 3,025 feet (922 m) 100 feet (30 m) Hard surfaced
10/28 3,025 feet (922 m) 100 feet (30 m) Hard surfaced


Innisfail Flying Club

The Innisfail Flying Club holds monthly meetings on the third Thursday of every month. The current club President is Shane Cockreill.

The Central Alberta Gliding & Soaring Club

The Central Alberta Gliding & Soaring Club is active, and operates gliders at Innisfail on weekends during the summer months of the year.

Skydive Big Sky

Skydive Big Sky offers experienced tandem and IAD instructors.

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