Markham Airport or Toronto/Markham Airport, (TC LID: CNU8), is a private aerodrome operating 2.6 nautical miles (4.8 km; 3.0 mi) north of Markham, Ontario, Canada near Toronto.
The airport was founded in 1965 by two former Polish air force pilots and is owned by Wings of Flights, Inc. and operated by Markham Airport Inc. The airport is not part of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA). The airport consists of a single 2,013 ft (614 m) runway for small and private aircraft only (with night flying capabilities). The Royal Canadian Air Cadets Gliding Program uses the north side of the runway 09/27 for glider operations in the spring and fall months, and use a northern traffic pattern.
There are plans for more hangers, museum building, helipad and an expanded 6,000 ft (1,829 m) runway, but it would require approval as the runway would require additional land (by acquiring neighbouring farmland) and is also restricted from expansion due by Pickering Airport plans.
Located at the entrance of the airfield is a classrooms used by tenant flight school Canadian Flyer International. There is one small hangar at the airport with most aircraft parked on the grass on the south side of the runway. A number of storage sheds, portables and trailers are found at the airport.
The airport tarmac is also home to a few aircraft and other military equipment from the Canadian Air, Land and Sea Museum.
There are GO Transit flag stops of either side of Highway 48 at the entrance of the airport serving bus Route 71. GO Transit Stouffville trains pass to the east of the airport.
Most users of Markham Airport drive or can take a taxi. Highway 48 and Elgin Mills Road are the closest major roads serving the airport. There is limited parking at the airport on the south side of the driveway next to the airport buildings and end of the driveway.
The airport has an office staffed by 5 employees.
The airport has no ARFF services and relies on local fire services. Markham Fire and Emergency Services Stations 9-7 and 9-8 are the nearest within Markham, although Whitchurch-Stouffville Fire Department Station 5-1 is closer to the airport. Medical services are provided by York Region EMS Station 23 in Markham or Station 21 in Stouffville.
The only aviation fuel available at Markham Airport is 100LL for light aircraft.
The airport's future is tied to the development of the Pickering Airport and restrictions under the Aeronautics Act.
The content above was published at Airports-Worldwide.com in 2018.
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