Pilot Information

Runways & Navaids

The Muskoka Airport (CYQA) has two runways. The primary runway 18/36 is 1,829m x 45.7m (6,000′ x 150′) asphalt and has a Pavement Load Rating (PLR) of 9 capable of carrying loads of 90,720 kilograms (200,000 lbs.) MTOW. Runway 18 has a displaced threshold of 244m (800’) due to the 4-lane Highway in the approach path.

Runway 18 is equipped with a Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) and a Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) located 3.5 nautical miles from the airport. Both runway orientations 18 and 36 have GPS based approaches charted as RNAV (GNSS). The airport also has Direction Finding equipment (VHF‑DF) that can be used to locate aircraft through their transmission frequency.

The secondary crosswind runway 09/27 is 670m x 30.5m (2,199′ x 100′) grass.  Further details can be obtained in the Canada Flight Supplement published by NavCanada.

Aprons & Taxiways

The public apron at the south end of the airfield was expanded in 2006 and is now over 2.1 hectares (5.2 acres) is size and designed to a Pavement Load Rating (PLR) rating of 9, capable of supporting loads of 90,720 kilograms (200,000 pounds.). There are 10 aircraft tie‑downs located along the pavement edge and another 12 in a grass parking area adjacent to the apron. There is a fee levied for aircraft parked on the public apron or tie-down facilities overnight.

Both taxiways Alpha and Bravo at the north end of the field serve a number of commercial aviation businesses and private hangars and are restricted to aircraft with a wingspan of less than 24 metres (79 feet).

Frequencies & Clearances

Muskoka operates on a Mandatory Frequency (MF) within five nautical miles of the airfield. This Remote Communications Outlet (RCO) is operated by NavCanada who provide the Remote Aerodrome Advisory Service (RAAS) through their Timmins Flight Service Station (FSS) referred to as Timmins Radio on frequency 122.3.

Directional Finding (VDF) can be obtained through Timmins Radio on frequency 122.3 for pilots that are unsure of their location.

IFR Departure clearances can be obtained once the aircraft engines are running by contacting Timmins Radio on frequency 122.3.

USA and other ‘out-of-country’ pilots should be aware that flight plans are activated in Canada upon their departure time on the plan. Therefore, delayed departures will activate Search and Rescue activities after about 45 minutes. Pilots should update or cancel their flight plans when departure delays are experienced.

Further details regarding airport communications can be obtained in the Canada Flight Supplement published by NavCanada.

Timmins Radio 122.3,   5 Nautical Miles,   3900′ Above Sea Level (CAR 602.98)
RCO: Timmins Radio 122.3 (RAAS)
Flight Information Service Enroute (FISE): London 123.475
Broadcast: 126.7
VDF: Timmins Radio 122.3
AWOS: 124.575
NDB: YQA 272 (M),   N45 02 21 W79 16 58,   213°,   3.5 Nautical Miles to Aerodrome

Airfield Lighting

Runway 18/36 and the Public Apron have three stage medium intensity edge lights controlled by a type‑K ARCAL on 122.3 and a Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) on runway 18.

The north and south taxiway systems (including Alpha and Bravo) are delineated with Retro‑reflective markers.

The Aerodrome Beacon in not controlled through the ARCAL system. The Beacon is activated by a photocell in the same manner as the aerodrome obstruction lighting on the antenna and anemometer towers.

Automatic natural gas generators support the air terminal building, the FBO fuel farm, and the airfield lighting system, so Muskoka Airport is never affected by electrical power outages.

Airport Fees

All rates in Canadian Dollars and subject to 13% Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) – as per District Municipality of Muskoka Bylaw No. 2012-58

Landing Fees:

  • No Charge for any aircraft less than 3,000 kg
  • No Charge for aircraft based at Muskoka Airport if less than 5,000 kg
  • Fees levied for the first landing of each day
  • Fees waived for aircraft used for Search & Rescue or Search & Rescue Training activities
  • Aircraft weights determined by Transport Canada’s Report TP143 “Air Traffic Designators” or the appropriate aircraft registry (Note: TP143 rounds aircraft weights up to the nearest 1,000 kilograms)
  • Minimum Landing Fees (for aircraft 3,000 kg or more):
    Turboprop & Rotary Wing = $42.00
    Jets = $75.00
Aircraft Weight (GTOW) Landing Fee Rate
Itinerant Aircraft No Fee Below 3,000 kg
Aircraft Based @ Muskoka Airport No Fee Below 5,000 kg
3,000kg – 4,000 kg $7.00 / 1,000 kg
5,000 kg – 9,000 kg $8.00 / 1,000 kg
10,000 kg – 19,000 kg $9.00 / 1,000 kg
20,000 kg - 44,000 kg $10.00 / 1,000 kg
45,000 kg or greater $11.00 / 1,000 kg

Parking Fees:

  • Parking fees levied for aircraft parked on Muskoka Airport lands after 8:00 PM each day
  • Use of public grass tie-downs permitted during the months of May through October only

Minimum Overnight Parking Fees: Jets = $ 50.00

Aircraft Weight (GTOW) Nightly Fee Monthly Fee 6 Month Fee
Tie-downs on Grass (May - Oct. only) $8.00 $100.00 $300.00
Tie-downs on Pavement Edge $10.00 $150.00 $500.00
Less than 5,000 kg on Apron $15.00 $250.00 Not Available
5,000 kg – 9,000 kg on Apron $30.00 $500.00 Not Available
10,000 kg – 19,000 kg on Apron $60.00 $1,000.00 Not Available
20,000 kg - 44,000 kg on Apron $120.00 $2,000.00 Not Available
45,000 kg or greater on Apron $240.00 $4,000.00 Not Available

Hydro Charges:

$10.00 per 24 hour period or any portion thereof

Ground Power Unit:

$40.00 for the first 30 minutes - plus $10.00 per each subsequent 30 minute interval

After Hours Service Fees:

$150.00 call-out charge for the first 3 hours - plus $50.00 per each subsequent hour

Cargo Loading/Unloading (loader forklift service with operator to service aircraft):

$100.00 for the first hour (one hour minimum) - plus $2.00 per minute after the first hour

Equipment Services (includes operator for snow removal, forklift services, etc.):

$2.00 per minute - (requires prior arrangement and staff availability).