Air

Corporate Jet at the Brockville airport.jpgThe Ottawa International Airport is less than an hour's drive from most Leeds Grenville destinations. www.ottawa-airport.ca

Toronto's Pearson International Airport is to the west approximately 3 hours, and Montreal's Trudeau International Airport is 2.5 hours to the east.

The Brockville-1000 Islands Regional Tackaberry Airport can accommodate both private and commercial aircraft. It is located just north of Brockville on Airport Road in the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley. The airport has a new 4,500-foot by 90-foot asphalt runway that is capable of handling most corporate jet aircraft. It offers two highly accurate Global Navigation Satellite System instrument approach procedures as well as a Non-Directional Beacon approach. By flying the GNSS approach to Runway 04, aircraft may land with cloud bases as low as 338 feet above ground and one mile flight visibility. Additional airport features include new, medium intensity runway edge lighting and a lead-in light system to Runway 22. Airport lighting can be completely pilot activated, thereby permitting arrivals and departures throughout the evening hours.

The airport's management team consists of Brock Air Services, the City of Brockville's contracted airport operator, and civic-minded individuals who sit as members of the Brockville Airport Commission. The team's focus is to continue in the successful development of an airport that serves to support existing businesses while also helping to attract new employers and investment to the region.

The airport is open 24 hours and is staffed from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. The manager's office is located in the passenger terminal and can be contacted by calling 613-345-0642. The management team is committed to safeguarding the environment. The airport recently partnered with Environment Canada with the installation of a climate-monitoring station at the airport. In addition, the airport partnered with NavCanada in the provision of a 24-hour, online weather camera imaging of its main runway. Early in September 2010, another major tree and bush-clearing project was undertaken. The airport provides large tracts of unused property to local farmers in the form of low-cost agricultural land leases. This revenue is used to offset a portion of the airport's annual operating costs.

Brockville 1000 Islands Regional Tackaberry AirportPilots inbound from the United States may arrange their entry clearance into Canada by telephoning 888-CANPASS (226-7277). Notification must be made at least one hour prior to landing.

The Rideau Lakes Aerodrome, located on the west end of Upper Rideau Lake, is owned by the township and operated by the Rideau Lakes Flying Club. It's listed in the Canadian Flight supplement as CRL2. Visit www.twprideaulakes.on.ca or call 613-273-3290.

Smiths Falls/Montague Airport and the Smiths Falls Flying Club is located at 102 Van Exan Drive in Smiths Falls. For more information call 613-283-1148 or visit www.smithsfallsflyingclub.com

The Ogdensburg Airport in New York State is located near the Prescott International Bridge. The airport has one 5,200-foot runway. For more information go to www.flightstats.com

The Syracuse Hancock International Airport is located in Upper New York State and is approximately a two-hour drive from Leeds Grenville via the Thousand Islands International Bridge. It is a joint civil-military public airport with numerous services, including access to Air Canada flights. It is located off Interstate 81 at 1000 Colonel Eileen Collins Boulevard. Visit www.syrairport.org.