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Airport Name Embarras
Airport Category Unregistered Aerodrome
Nearest Community Ft. Chipweyan
Province: ALBERTA
Latitude (N): 58 12
Longitude (W): 111 23
Listed in Canada Flight Supplement Yes
Airport ident. CFN4
Appears on a VFR Navigation Chart Yes
Airport Elevation 778
Magnetic Variation
  Runway (Main): Runway (2): Runway (3): Runway (4):
Length: 4400
Width: 100
Surface grass and sand
Night Flying No
Maintained Year Round No
Radio Communications 123.20
Telephone on the Airport No
Customs Airport Entry No
Fees on Private Aircraft
Landing $: 0.00
Terminal $: 0.00
Parking $: 0.00
Airport Fuel Tax (litre) $: 0.00
Comments About Fees:
Fuel Prices
100LL $: 0.00
Mogas $: 0.00
Jet Fuel $: 0.00
Fuel Prices with Taxes
100LL $: 0.00
Mogas $: 0.00
Jet Fuel $: 0.00
Date of Fuel Prices 0000-00-00
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Airport Management SRD Fort McMurray Tel:
Airport Web Site
Airport E-mail
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Camping Airport grounds: No
Washrooms No
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Remarks This is an old airstrip established by the Americans to service a radio relay station which was a part of the early radar warning system. It has since been maintained by the Forestry. The airstrip is located along the east side of the Athabasca River. The wind socks are in need of repair. The airstrip is a combination of grass and sand and is in good condition. Wet weather does not effect the condition of this airstrip.

I stopped to check the airstrip out in July 2012 while jet boating on the Athabasca River. Young willows and poplars are begining to take over the outer edges of the airstrip. One can still land safely right down the centre of the airstrip. It's a shame that the Forestry will no longer spent any money to have it maintained. There is a trapper that lives full time about 10 km north of the airstrip. At one time the Forestry had paid the trapper a few dollars to have the grass cut on the airstrip. Why can't the Forestry do so again? Forestry has spent millions of dollars fighting forest fires in the area but it appears that they are unwilling to spent about a $1000 every third or so years to have the airstrip grass and young tree growth cut! This airstrip is well located, long in length, has excellent approaches, has a good level base made of sand and grass and has historical value. To good of an airstrip to lose! Just doesn't make any sense!
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Updated most recently by: Fred Gottfried Slave Lake
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Date Submitted On: 2012-11-15

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