Smiths Falls-Montague (Russ Beach) Airport

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Home of the Smiths Falls Flying Club

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Procedures: summer glider ops for air cadets

[copied from Facebook]

The Air Cadets Gliding Operations have commenced for the Fall season at Smiths Falls flying Club on weekends.

When Air Cadet Glider Ops are in progress there is no inactive side of the circuit. Gliders and Tow Planes do right hand circuits and use both the main and grass Runway. The Glider β€œzone” extends up to 3,000 ft on the β€œinactive” side.

Joining the circuit from inactive side should be avoided, coordinate with Glider Ops on 122.7 if unsure. Joining the circuit straight into downwind is highly recommended.

Phillip Johnson

Smiths Falls Flying Club

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YSH 334 kHz Video

I made a video of the YSH Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) which transmits on the frequency of 334 kHz near the transmitter site at the end of Empress Avenue in Smiths Falls on the night of March 3, 2018.

YSH Morse ID with 5 second dash in between Morse id's. -.-- ... ....

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Aircraft Maintenance and Repair Services

Av Serve AMO 53-03 (613)668-9377

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Wx Cameras

I see this airport now has weather cameras on NAV CANADA's flight planning web site...sweet!

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Crosswind Strip

There is a shorter crosswind turf strip at Smiths Falls that is not depicted in the CFS (visible on the map above). A flying club member recently told me to feel free to use the grass if there was a good crosswind on my arrival on a cross country flight. I would guess it is about 1500' long.

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There is a 24-hour, self-service fuel pump, as at CYRP. It was NOTAM'd O/S for a long time, but the NOTAM's gone now, so presumably the pump is back in operation.

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The NDB approach is to 06, but the GPS approach is to 24 -- watch for the risk of head-on, opposite-direction traffic over the runway when people are practicing simulated approaches.

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Runway lighting

Note that the runway lighting ARCAL is *not* on the same frequency as the ATF. Use 122.7 MHz for the ATF, but 122.9 MHz to activate the lights.

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