Thank you to all who attended this year’s Workshop in Dryden, ON!
Who Should Attend?
Airports and aerodromes of all sizes
Airport management and operations staff
Government agencies who operate airports and who regulate airports
Airport suppliers and consultants interested in the seminars and in networking with airports
Stay Tuned for Information on Next Year’s Event!
May 10, 2017
Day One of the Workshop included informative speakers, round table discussion and a tour of the local MNRF facilities and a Waterbomber Demonstration!
May 11, 2017
Day Two included a half day live emergency exercise with The Loomex Group!
We have a great line up of speakers for the upcoming Airfield Workshop! Speakers will continue to be added as they confirm.
Top Safety Issues Round Table Discussion-
Bring your safety concerns for discussion.
Eric Titus, Nav Canada
Caroline de Groot, Ministry of Transportation of Ontario
Aviation Fire Operations-
Jason Robinson, Ministry Of Natural Resources and Forestry
Emergency Exercise Planning-
Trent Gervais, The Loomex Group
Dryden is a vibrant urban community, surrounded by the unsurpassed beauty of the boreal forest, freshwater lakes and spectacular vistas. It offers something for everyone. Our wilderness city is located in the centre of North America, approximately two hours north of the USA border situated midway between Winnipeg, Manitoba and Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Dryden is the smallest City in Ontario with a population of 7,600 people and service area of approximately 35,000 people.
The community features exciting amenities such as the Dryden Regional Training and Cultural Centre with a 500 seat auditorium and the Dryden Recreational Complex which includes two ice surfaces, fitness centre, and pool. Every season brings new adventures. In the heart of summer, the area comes alive with powwows, fishing tournaments, outdoor concerts, and Canada Day celebrations! In Downtown Dryden, merchants come out for our weekly street market, “Dryden Days of Summer” along with our weekly Farmer’s Market. During the winter months, ice fishing, snowmobiling, skiing, or attending our Family Day WinterFest celebration are popular activities. There is something to do and explore for every season, from beautiful fall vistas to a wintery wonderland to the lush green boreal forest and sparkling blue lakes of spring and summer!
Snap a picture with our mascot Max the Moose, stroll to the suspension bridge next to Johnson’s Park, visit the Dryden Museum, waterfront and many green spaces.
Dryden is yours to explore and discover!
The Dryden Regional Airport opened July 1969. On January 31, 1996, the full ownership of the Airport was transferred from Transport Canada to the Corporation of the City of Dryden.
A certified facility, it meets the requirements of TP312E for a Code 3C Non-precision Runway for runway 12-30 and has a total land area of 238 hectares. The Airport has one paved 6,000 foot primary runway 12-30 with ILS capability and an air terminal building providing some 1100 square meters of space.
The Airport is home to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Regional and District Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services base. Morgan Aviation provides aircraft refueling and regular scheduled service is provided by a metro liner operated by Bearskin Airlines. The Military frequently uses the Airport for training purposes and conducts para drops utilizing the Hercules Aircraft. Discovery Air, a long term Tenant, contracts with the MNRF for fire detection services operating a fleet of C337s, AC50s and AC90s. Air Ambulance Services utilize the Airport for transporting patients to and from major centres for medical treatment.
The airport is located approximately 10 km north of the City of Dryden in Zealand Township and continues to be municipally owned and operated.