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Flight Safety Officer Desk

(DLT) Dangerous Approaches, Landings, & Takeoffs

Flight Safety is an uttermost concern when flying dangerous approaches, landings, and takeoffs. Sunair wants to make sure our pilots have the most available data and information before you go out and try dangerous approaches, landings, and takeoffs from certain airports worldwide.



Night Time Operations now in the Arctic. 



CYLT – Alert Airbase – CAF / USAF – 5,500 FT – RWY  

This is a military outpost for both the Canadian Air Force &

US Air Force





From CYZF – Yellowknife to CYLT – Alert Airport / Base is 1424 nm 





NOTE: All Charts here are for Flight Simulation ONLY



Coordinates: N82°31.07′ / W62°16.83′
View all Airports in Nunavut, Canada
The elevation is 100 feet MSL
Magnetic Variation from 2017 is 50° West
Time Zone is UTC-5 



Special Information 

Add little extra fuel for flyby’s to overview the base and taxing down the runway too. Limited fuel for refueling so take extra fuel is good. Tanking fuel in for use is permitted. Remember to add this to your loadout list and fuel reserves. 

The runway is gravel in the summer months and ice & snowpack during the winter months. Advise watching your airspeed when landing to avoid gravel, ice, and snowpack being thrown up by the nose wheel and sucked into the jet engines. FULL auto-brakes may be required. Always go 1 or 2 clicks higher in auto-brakes than normal for icy conditions and short runways and the extra weight of reserve fuel and cargo. 

The airfield and base areas are built on top of raise hard mountainous soil, there are weak permafrost and surrounding valley areas with mountains too.

Caution should be taken not to go off the runway or area airport surfaces. Also, be mindful of the surrounding mountain ranges too.

A flyby might be needed to verify the runway and base location. Some weather may affect the vision of seeing both. 





Dimensions: 5500 x 150 feet.
Surface: gravel
  Runway 05 Runway 23
Runway Heading: 048°T 228°T
Approach Lights Omni-Directional Approach Lighting System Runway ID Lights (Strobes), SSALR: High Intensity Approach Lighting System with Runway Alignment Indicator Lights
Glide Slope Indicator   PAPI for aircraft with eye-to-wheel height up to 25 feet.
Aircraft Rescue and Fire-fighting CAT 4
Supporting Fluids, Systems, and Oxygen D-Ice

Helpful Links

NOAA  – CYLT – Aviation Real Weather & Altimeter settings

Simbrief – Flight & Fuel Planner





Sunair 747-800F DLT Operation in the darkest night as the night time lasts for days and months. Snowing and blowing Arctic winds. 

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