Goderich Airport

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Goderich Airport

Goderich Municipal Airport
Goderich Municipal airport open street map.png
Map of the airport
Airport typePublic
OperatorMunicipality of Goderich
LocationGoderich, Ontario
Time zoneEST (UTC−05:00)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC−04:00)
Elevation AMSL709 ft / 216 m
Coordinates43°46′04″N 081°42′39″W / 43.76778°N 81.71083°W / 43.76778; -81.71083Coordinates: 43°46′04″N 081°42′39″W / 43.76778°N 81.71083°W / 43.76778; -81.71083
CYGD is located in Ontario
Location in Ontario
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 1,871 570 Turf
10/28 3,002 915 Asphalt
14/32 5,034 1,534 Asphalt

Goderich Airport (ICAO: CYGD), also known as Goderich Municipal Airport, is a registered aerodrome located 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km; 1.7 mi) north of Goderich, Ontario, Canada. The aerodrome is best known as the home of Sky Harbour Aircraft, an aircraft paint shop.

The airport is classified as an airport of entry by Nav Canada and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency on a call-out basis from the Waterloo International Airport on weekdays and the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport on weekends. CBSA officers at this airport currently can handle general aviation aircraft only, with no more than 15 passengers.[1]


During World War II, Goderich Airport hosted No. 12 Elementary Flying Training School(EFTS) for the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, providing initial pilot training for aircrews using the Fleet Finch. Like most of the other EFTS this school was ran by a civilian flying club, in this case, the school was operated by the Kitchener-Waterloo and the County of Huron Flying Clubs.[3] No. 12 EFTS opened on October 14, 1940 and closed on July 14, 1944.

Aerodrome Information[edit]

In approximately 1942 the aerodrome was listed at 43°46′N 81°43′W / 43.767°N 81.717°W / 43.767; -81.717 with a Var. 6 degrees W and elevation of 700 feet (213 m). The runway data lists a Turf - All Way Field - 3200'[4]


  1. ^ a b Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 25 April 2019 to 0901Z 20 June 2019.
  2. ^ Synoptic/Metstat Station Information Archived December 1, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Hatch, F. J. (1983). The Aerodrome of Democracy: Canada and the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, 1939-1945. Ottawa: Directorate of History, Department of National Defence. ISBN 0660114437.
  4. ^ Staff writer (c. 1942). Pilots Handbook of Aerodromes and Seaplane Bases Vol. 1. Royal Canadian Air Force. p. 115.

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