Lindsay Council approves airport plan


On Dec. 9, 2008, Lindsay Municipal Council passed the recommendation of the Airport Task force to proceed with the viable operation of the Lindsay Airport.

In part, the resolution passed states the airport will be retained, developed and upgraded, including resurfacing and extending the runway to a possible 5,000 feet.

The name of the airport will be changed to the Kawartha Lakes Municipal Airport and its operations will be directed and overseen by an airport board/commission.

The commission will be a separate entity reporting to Council in accordance with standard policies and procedures of the city. Members are to be appointed in accordance with the standing policies and procedures of the city.

COPA supported the Lindsay Airport by providing guidance and information on how to promote the value and sustainability of community airports.

COPA President/CEO Kevin Psutka and COPA Director for Southern Ontario, Doug Ronan, made presentations at council and airport meetings over the past year helping to show the community and city council what an important asset their airport really is to Lindsay.

Plus, tired-less on-going work by local COPA members and the Kawartha Flying Club have contributed greatly in turning the outcome into a win, win situation for everyone.

Is your airport being threatened with closure? Need useful information on how to defend your airports existence?

Click on "Flying in Canada" found on the homepage and you’ll find three informative tools to help you and your airport community build a strong plan to safe your airport.

Information found in these three documents were, in part, instrumental in helping save the Lindsay Airport.

- Your Community Airport: An Aviation Gateway

- The COPA Guide to Public Airports

- The Value of General Aviation Airports: Economic impact studies you can use