About a year ago, I started to collect information on aerocamping friendly airports. Over the months, with an average of one addition per week, the repertoire has grown and it now numbers 49 airports.
The 50th is known, but the information is not "official". I will therefore add Les Bergeronnes as soon as I have confirmation from the municipality.
The addition process is long… and I opted not to “prospect” anymore, because the success rate is minimal. So I rather wait for someone to ask me to make additions.
In fact, I'm counting on you for additions hoping for two things:
- that your suggestions follow a discussion with the person in charge of the airport and
- that you send me the name of the person responsible AND their email address so that I can get in touch with them.
To access the directory, click HERE
Where to go?
The repertoire is pan-Canadian and I am delighted with this success, but I remain convinced that there are other places in Quebec that could be added. I await your news. Write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
What to expect?
Efforts are made to allow you to evaluate the location (location, surface and length of the runway), the equipment and services available to you, the tourist attractions and of course… the costs if applicable.
Under no circumstances does information on runways, aerodromes and hydrobases replace official information. They are only intended to allow you a first overview and potentially better target your choices.
Some places offer… wild camping! But some pilots are looking for that.
At other locations, you and your tent will be treated with 4 stars. I've even identified a few places where you can leave the tent on the plane and pay for a more… comfortable night in on-site accommodation.
At the suggestion of a pilot, early in the process, I made the availability of drinking water one of the priority elements, because having to transport water when there is some at your destination, it is carrying dead weight ... And even more unpleasant to think that there will be drinking water when there is not.
In the future?
There are other sites in the planning stages (ex .: Casey) and I expect good news.
The repertoire cannot grow without you so your contributions are appreciated (yes I'm rambling on there).
This summer should allow you to experience new places. If these are airports found with my directory, please do not hesitate to send me comments on the accuracy of the information or on any corrections or additions to be made. If the places are not included in the directory… you know how to reach me!
Thank you and have a great summer in the tent!
Jean-Pierre Bonin, email@example.com