YELLOWKNIFE FLOATPLANE PARKING
The Northwest Territories Floatplane Association has made numerous presentations to the City of Yellowknife respecting floatplane parking on Back Bay. Issues include the preservation of docks currently used by resident pilots and the development of parking options for visiting aircraft.
east arm national park reserve
The Northwest Territories Floatplane Association has been monitoring efforts by Parks Canada to establish a national park reserve at the East Arm of Great Slave Lake. NWTFA has engaged in several consultation and focus group meetings with Parks Canada to bring forward issues relating to aviation activity in the proposed park reserve. NWTFA takes the position that aircraft landings and take-offs in the park reserve should be unrestricted and that any permitting process should be flexible and inexpensive.
FLOATPLANE LAUNCHING AT LONG LAKE
In consultation with the Department of Transportation of the Government of the Northwest Territories, the Northwest Territories Floatplane Association has developed procedures for the movement of floatplanes between Long Lake and the Yellowknife airport property. Both parties recognize the potential risk inherent in moving aircraft across the highway between the lake and the airport gate. Adoption of the agreed procedures will assist in coordination between pilots and airport fire hall personnel and will help to ensure the safe movement of aircraft.