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Chapter 18: Transport and Communications: Past and Present

18.55: Airport at Churchill

Planes and airports are crucial to the well being of settlements in northern Manitoba. Although a railway line services Churchill, most visitors arrive by plane. The airport 1 is located about 4 miles (6.4 km) east of town just south of the Hudson Bay shoreline 2. There are two runways, one trending east-northeast/west-southwest 3 and a longer one—at least 2 miles (3.2 km) long—north-northwest/south-southeast 4. Fuel storage tanks are seen in the angle between the two runways 5. To the north are terminal buildings 6 and the barrack-like buildings 7 of Fort Churchill.

Figure 18.55: Airport at Churchill

Figure 18.55: Airport at Churchill

Figure 18.55

Vertical air photograph: A22955-18

Flight height: 17,600 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 152.682 mm

Scale: 1:35,000 (approx.)

Date: August 8, 1972

Location: 58º 45'N, 98º 05'W

Map sheets: 1:250,000 54L Churchill

1:50,000 54L/16 Churchill