About Us / Airport Utilization
Good To Know ...
The Niagara Central Airport Commission is happy to welcome Niagara Skydive Centre Inc. and St. Catharines Flying Club to Hangar 1. Niagara Skydive Centre has assumed control of hangar #1, while fuel sales and the UNICOM are operated by St. Catharines Flying Club. Information on site development and payments for tie-down space on the apron will be processed through the Administration Office.
OPERATIONAL HOURS: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM local
UNICOM: Limited hours. Other times, Welland Traffic: (123.5)
Fuel: 100 LL: $1.752 + HST (Feb., 2017) "Owner Assisted"
Fuel: Jet-A with PRIST: $1.504 + HST (Jan., 2017) "Owner Assisted"
No winter maintenance 16 - 34
Limited winter maintenance 05 - 23
SPECIAL CHRISTMAS HOURS
CLOSED December xx, 2017 - January 2, 2018 inclusive
Fuel / Flight School
December xx, 2016: Early closure @ xx:00
December 24, 31: Early closure
December 25, 26, January 1: Closed all-day
Flight School / UNICOM / Fuel
Daily 9:00am - 5:00pm
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, & New Year's Day
For bookings, information, or aerodrome conditions (winds & runway conditions)
Business Office / Administration
Winter 2017 Schedule: Open 9:00 - 4:00
Alternate times available by special arrangement
Subject to change
WELLAND NIAGARA CENTRAL, Canada
Latitude: N4258.8 Longitude: W07919.5
Field Elevation: 586' Variation: W10°
Arriving and Departing Aircraft
NB: Runway 16 & 34 temporarily closed
As always, check NOTAMs and FIC for most up-to-date data
- Right hand circuits on runways 23 & 34
- Parachute activity: Do Not over-fly the aerodrome
- Join circuits on downwind leg
- Parajumps at aerodrome and within 2 NM radius to 12,500 ASL
- Daily glider activity Saturdays, Sundays, & holidays April-June & September-November
- Gliders non-standard pattern
Prior to a flight to or from CNQ3, pilots should review notam(s) for CNQ3, and any other applicable airports (in addition to any other pre-flight preparations expected of a pilot). Changes to the CFS take months for publication. Remember; the pilot is responsible for safe operation, and being fully informed prior to a flight. See and be seen.
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The Niagara Central Airport began its life during the early years of the Second World War, and assisted with the training of R.C.A.F. pilots. The buildings at the time were considered to be "temporary". For many years after the war, the "Welland Airport" trained private pilots and became the home to recreational and commercial fliers and flight training. In 1976, The Welland - Port Colborne Airport Act set the airport in a new direction. Years later, in 2001, Royal Assent was received which changed the name of the airport to The Niagara Central Airport, and established the current configuration of the Airport Commission.
The runways at the airport follow the classic British triangle layout. One runway, 11 - 29, has since been abandoned as a result of disrepair, but is still clearly visible from the air. Gliders will frequently use both the hard surface and the turf adjacent to this runway when winds are favorable. Police services and research organizations have also used the abandoned runway for various activities. While the possibility of rehabilitating this runway remains, it is more conceivable that the runway could be brought back to life as a turf runway.
The Royal Canadian Air Cadets 87th Eagle Squadron is based at Niagara Central in a former hangar. The building is used for both training and cadet administration purposes, and is well equipped with a large kitchen which can be used for providing a repast for large groups of people. The Southern Ontario Gliding Centre (SOGC) of the Cadets utilizes the airport for spring and fall familiarization flights. New members are always welcome, and boys and girls between the ages of 12- 18 are encouraged to visit www.cadets.ca to learn more. Classes and training begin in the fall and coincide with the school year.