The NOTAM relating to the Reid Lake forest fire has been extended to 2000 hrs (local time ) on July 31, 2016. Refer to the post below for further details.
NWTFA has been advised that a NOTAM has been issued restricting airspace near the Reid Lake forest fire. The GNWT Department of Environment and Natural Resources ("ENR") submitted the NOTAM request to cover the ZF028 wildland fire east of Yellowknife over the Jennyjohn Lake area (geographic location). The fire is approximately 28 nautical miles east of Yellowknife (CYZF) on a 065 degree radial.
The NOTAM appears below. Additional information provided by ENR is as follows:
NOTAM Start and End Dates
Starting Wednesday, July 20 at 12:00 pm (local MST) extending until Wednesday, July 27th at 20:00 pm (local MST).
NOTAM Daily Start and End Times
09:00 am to 20:00 pm daily
NOTAM Ground to Height Mean Sea Level (MSL)
Surface up to 4,000 feet MSL
Center of NOTAM = 62°24N x 113°28W
Radius from Center = 4.0 NM outwards
Aerial Fire Suppression in progress. Contact fire suppression aircraft on VHF-AM 122.05 or 122.40 to coordinate transit from 09:00 am to 20:00 pm daily. Except where operations under CAR 601.17, all aircraft to remain clear. For additional information please call the Yellowknife ENR office at (867) 445-3209 to arrange authorized entry.
CZEG PURSUANT TO CAR 601.14, 601.15(B) AND 601.16, FOREST FIRE CENTRED 6224N 11328W (APRX 3 NM SW NAMUSHKA LODGE(WATER) AD). RESTRICTED AIRSPACE IS ESTABLISHED WITHIN RADIUS 4 NM FIRE CENTRE SFC TO 4100 FT MSL. AERIAL FIRE SUPPRESION IN PROGRESS. EXC WHERE OPR UNDER CAR 601.17, ALL ACFT TO REMAIN CLR. FOR AUTH TO ENTER AREA CTC BIRDDOG OR HEL ACFT ON SITE FREQ 122.05, 122.40 OR ENR OFFICE 867-455-3209.
JUL 20 1800-0200
JUL 21-28 1500-0200
1707201800 TIL APRX 1707290200
The 2016 COPA for Kids event has been cancelled due to unfavourable wind conditions. NWTFA/COPA Flight 108 looks forward to hosting this event again in 2017.
The NWT Floatplane Association/COPA Flight 108 will be hosting its annual COPA for Kids event on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the Wardair Dock in Yellowknife. The mission of COPA For Kids is to provide a motivational aviation experience, focusing on a flight in an airplane, in an effort to interest and engage youth in general aviation. Youth between ages 8-17 are eligible for COPA for Kids flights.
Our COPA for Kids event is unique in that all flights are in floatplanes. Kids are initially introduced to the science and general mechanics of the plane by the pilot and are then treated to a flight in the co-pilot's seat. Although the flights are free, pre-registration is required. This event is made possible by the volunteer effort of our members as pilots, dock handlers and dispatchers.
Pilots interested in participating should contact Hal Logsdon. Pilots must be on floats, have an intercom and headphones for each passenger, and be current and have all required equipment on board. We will operate flights at 9 am, 10 am and 11 am. Pilots are required to do a brief preflight demonstration before each flight and take passengers for a short flight.