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Airport Name Aupaluk
Airport Category Certified Airport
Nearest Community Aupaluk, 0.2 nm to the west of the airport
Province: QUEBEC
Coordinates
Latitude (N): 59 17 48
Longitude (W): 69 35 59
Listed in Canada Flight Supplement Yes
Airport ident. CYLA
Appears on a VFR Navigation Chart Yes
Airport Elevation 119
Magnetic Variation 28W
  Runway (Main): Runway (2): Runway (3): Runway (4):
Number: 04-22
Length: 3511
Width: 100
Surface Gravel - Runway 04 slopes up at 1.33%.
Night Flying Yes
Maintained Year Round Yes
Radio Communications MF - Airport Radio 122.1 MHZ within 5 nm and 3200 feet ASL (English only) limited hours. Othertimes traffic 122.1 Mhz.
Telephone on the Airport No
Customs Airport Entry No
CANPASS 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
Fuel Price Comments
Fuel/Dealers
*(include Telephone Numbers)
No fuel available
Airport Management Administration Regionale Kativik Tel: 819-964-2968
Airport Web Site
Airport E-mail
Other General Aviation Services on the Airport
Alternate phone number 819-964-3434 Ext 154 Fax 819-964-2462
Hotels/Motels with pick up at Airport
*(include Telephone Numbers)
Aupaluk Cooperative Association
Phone: (819) 491-7060 (819) 491-7061
Fax: (819) 491-7182
P.O. Box 8
Aupaluk, Quebec
J0M 1X0
Contact: Masha Oninak, General Manager
Activities: Retail - General
Hotel and Lodging
Fuel and Petroleum Products
Retail - Hardware
Bed & Breakfasts with pick up at Airport 
*(include Telephone Numbers)
Restaurants on the airport or nearby 
*(include Telephone Numbers)
Camping Airport grounds: No
Washrooms No
Nearest COPA Flight Tel:
Other Local Aviation Associations & Telephone Numbers
Remarks NAVAID: "YLA" NDB 248 Khz on the airport, unmonitored when the CARS is closed.

General location map: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=N+59+17+48+W+69+35+59&ie=UTF8&z=5&ll=59.822732,-69.609375&spn=9.983812,43.681641&om=1&iwloc=addr

Google sat photo: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=N+59+17+48+W+69+35+59&ie=UTF8&om=1&z=14&ll=59.297711,-69.599762&spn=0.019764,0.085316&t=k
Local Tourism Contacts & Telephone Numbers
Local Activities, Sights & Events of Interest to Visitors From: http://www.nvaupaluk.ca/en/index_eng.htm

Aupaluk
Meaning: Where the earth is red
Population: 159

Aupaluk, the smallest Nunavik community, is located on the southern shore of Hopes Advance Bay, an inlet on the western shore of Ungava Bay. It is about 150 km north of Kuujjuaq and 80 km south of Kangirsuk. The village is built on the lowest of a series of natural terraces about 45 m above sea level. The landscape around Aupaluk is rather flat and is ideal for hiking excursions. The village offers a superb view of Ungava Bay. Aupaluk owes its meaning to the reddish colour of its ferruginous soil. This soil constitutes the northern reaches of the Labrador Trough which is rich in iron deposits. There was even mining activity in the region in the late 1950s.

Unlike the majority of Nunavik communities, Aupaluk did not develop around trading or mission posts. With its abundance of caribou, fish and marine mammals, it was a traditional camp. In 1975, Inuit from Kangirsuk and some other villages relocated to this area where several generations of hunters before them, their ancestors, had sojourned and built temporary camps. For the first time in the Canadian Arctic, Inuit themselves planned and conceived the site of their village. Aupaluk was incorporated as a Northern Village in 1981 and opened its co-operative store in the early 1980s. Life of Aupalummiut remains essentially centred on traditional activities.

There is a page about this airport on Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aupaluk_Airport
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Date Submitted On: 2006-12-15

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