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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. 



CYRB – Resolute Airport – 6,504 FT – RWY 







From CYZF – Yellowknife to CYRB – Resolute Airport – 844 Nm





NOTE: All Charts here are for Flight Simulation ONLY



Coordinates: N74°43.02′ / W94°58.17′
View all Airports in Nunavut, Canada.
Elevation is 222 feet MSL.
Magnetic Variation from 2015 is 25° West
Time Zone is UTC-6(5).



Special Information 

  • Airport

The airport has served as a major transportation hub in the Canadian Arctic. Today the airport is an important refueling stop for aircraft passing through to other places in the high Arctic such as CFS Alert, Eureka, and Mould Bay. Unlike some airports in Nunavut, Resolute is equipped with an ILS precision landing system, allowing for large commercial aircraft operations. The VOR/DME is located atop a hill near the airport. The airport is not equipped with radar, however during 2011’s Operation Nanook, a temporary radar installation was used for the duration of that exercise.

  • Proposed expansion

The Royal Canadian Air Force is considering a major expansion of the airport to transform it into a key base for Arctic operations. The expansion would include a 3,000 m (9,843 ft) paved runway, hangars, fuel installations, and other infrastructure.

  • Runway and Airport  

The airport is hard soil and surrounding valley areas with mountains too.

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. 

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. 




Runway 17/35
Dimensions: 6504 x 197 feet.
Surface: gravel, ice & snow-packed in winter
  Runway 17 Runway 35
Runway Heading: 167°T 347°T
Approach Lights Omni-Directional Approach Lighting System SSALR: High Intensity Approach Lighting System with Runway Alignment Indicator Lights
Public Facilities
Location Facilities Remarks
In the Terminal Building Telephone  
Within 5 NM Food, Medical Aid, Accommodations, Car Rental Tml bldg avbl 14-23Z‡ O/T PN



Helpful Links

NOAA  – CYRB – Aviation Real Weather & Altimeter settings

Simbrief – Flight & Fuel Planner





Resolute Bay close by little town short drive to the airport. 

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