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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.






CYAB – Arctic Bay Airport – 3,935 FT – RWY







From CYZF – Yellowknife to CYAB – Arctric Bay – 906 Nm





NOTE: All Charts here are for Flight Simulation ONLY



Coordinates: N73°0.38′ / W85°2.83′
View all Airports in Nunavut, Canada.
Elevation is 72 feet MSL.
Magnetic Variation from 2018 is 32° West
Time Zone is UTC-5



Special Information 

  • Airport

The original runway at 1,500 ft (457 m) was the shortest in Nunavut. It was decommissioned in 2010 and is now marked off with two “X”s on either ends. A new runway measuring 3,935 ft (1,199 m)[1] was built to the south, along with a new airport terminal. The airport can currently handle general aviation, turboprops, and jet aircraft. Fuel Tanking of JET A is required or stop at CYFB – Iqaluit to top off fuel for long flights. 


  • Runway and Airport  

The airport is hard soil and surrounding valley areas with mountains too next to a bay area. So a flyby if the weather is bad for seeing and locating the runway. 

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. Always go 1 or 2 clicks higher in auto-brakes than normal for icy conditions. FULL auto-brakes may be required. Since short runways and the extra weight of reserve fuel and cargo.  Fuel Tanking of JET A is required or a stop at CYFB – Iqaluit to top off fuel for long flights. 

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



Runway 13/31
Dimensions: 3935 x 98 feet.
Surface: gravel
  Runway 13 Runway 31
Runway Heading: 128°T 308°T
Approach Lights Runway ID Lights (Strobes) Runway ID Lights (Strobes)
Glide Slope Indicator PAPI for aircraft with eye-to-wheel height up to 10 feet. PAPI for aircraft with eye-to-wheel height up to 10 feet.


Helpful Links

NOAA  – CYAB – Aviation Real Weather & Altimeter settings

Simbrief – Flight & Fuel Planner



Little Terminal 


Arctic Bay a small little town 

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