Category Archives: Aviation Safety

Wind Turbines Close Flight Operations at Historical Dunnville Airport

Sadly, historical Dunnville Airport in Haldimand County is being taken over by 6 industrial wind turbines. The photo above is of the 1st wind turbine of Samsung’s 67-turbine wind project being constructed in Haldimand. This first wind turbine stands at … Continue reading

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Turbine concerns near C-K airport

Blackburn News, Trevor Thompson Despite months of inaction regarding eight turbines near the Chatham-Kent Municipal Airport, Chatham-Kent-Essex M-P-P Rick Nicholls says he’s confident a resolution is coming. Nicholls admits there’s one scenario he’s worried about. “What I do not want to … Continue reading

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Skydivers fear collision with wind turbines

Toronto Sun, Rebecca Thompson A popular Canadian skydiving company, which sees up to 10,000 skydivers a year, is trying to reverse a plan to install two wind turbines near its site for fear it will put the lives of parachutists … Continue reading

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MPP Wilson outraged with approval for wind turbines at Collingwood Airport

The Times Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson is reeling after getting news that the Ministry of the Environment has accepted wpd Canada’s application as “complete” to build eight 500 foot industrial wind turbines on the flight path of the Collingwood Regional … Continue reading

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Wind farms creating ‘dead zones’ for military radar, report warns

Ottawa Citizen The construction of large wind farms could drive up the cost of air travel and cause delays in launching fighter aircraft on missions to protect Canada, Canadian Air Force officers are warning in a newly released report. There … Continue reading

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C-K Airport-Wind Turbine Report by… Genivar

Chatham Kent Airport Study Report December 4 2012 by… Genivar.

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Voluntary compliance requested

By Bob Boughner, Chatham Daily News It appears Transport Canada hasn’t issued an official order to GDF SUEZ Canada to remove eight turbines south of the Chatham-Kent Municipal Airport. The company recently contacted The Chatham Daily News to state it … Continue reading

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Company says it never received order

Bob Boughner, Chatham Daily News Transport Canada is being asked to clarify why it hasn’t taken action against a wind turbine company advised in June to remove eight turbines near the Chatham-Kent Municipal Airport. Chatham-Kent Essex MPP Rick Nicholls said … Continue reading

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Remove eight turbines immediately: Nicholls

By Bob Boughner, Chatham Daily News The turbine company that owns eight turbines south of Chatham-Kent Municipal Airport should do the right thing and remove them immediately, says Rick Nicholls. The MPP for Chatham-Kent Essex said Wednesday the cost for … Continue reading

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No decision on date to remove turbines

London Free Press Transport Canada officials will work with a wind turbine company to set a practical deadline for the removal of eight turbines south of the Chatham-Kent Municipal Airport. Brooke Williams, a spokesperson for Transport Canada, told The Daily … Continue reading

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Any turbine investigation must include province

Peter Epp, Chatham Daily News The municipality is conducting an internal investigation into the siting of eight wind turbines near the Chatham-Kent airport, but an investigation independent of the municipality needs to be conducted, because Chatham-Kent’s involvement in wind energy … Continue reading

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Flights of fancy?

Peter Epp, Chatham Daily News Dalton McGuinty has been a private citizen for only three days, and already his prized Green Energy Policy is facing perhaps its biggest challenge . . .  ironically, where the policy’s impact was first felt … Continue reading

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Watch CTV: Transport Canada orders removal of eight wind turbines in Chatham-Kent

Windsor CTV News Transport Canada has ordered the removal of a number of wind turbines in Chatham-Kent. They’re a hazard to aviation, as pilots fly in and out of the airport. The machines may also violate federal zoning regulations. “If … Continue reading

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Pilots sounded alarm about turbines

London Free Press A long-time Chatham pilot says everyone involved was made aware of concerns about erecting wind turbines around the Chatham-Kent Municipal Airport. Jeff Pyefinch, who has been a pilot since 1984, said local pilots voiced their opposition to … Continue reading

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Transport Canada: “The illegal turbines must be removed”

Simcoe Reformer In an unprecedented move in Ontario, Transport Canada has ordered the removal of eight wind turbines in close proximity to the Chatham-Kent Municipal Airport because of height restrictions. However, the company that owns the turbines Transport Canada wants … Continue reading

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Transport Canada orders REMOVAL of eight C-K wind turbines

London Free Press In an unprecedented move in Ontario, Transport Canada has ordered the removal of eight wind turbines in close proximity to the Chatham Municipal Airport. Chatham-Kent Essex MP Dave Van Kesteren confirmed the action Friday morning. Chatham-Kent Mayor … Continue reading

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Dunnville airport set to close May 30

By Lori Maracle, The Saachem An opportunity to take a flight in a 1940s Fort Erie built Fleet Finch 16 aircraft does not come around every day, and it might never come around again. Russ Cameron is the owner of … Continue reading

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Council not sold on Armow Wind mitigation measures for airport

The Kincardine Independent The atmosphere inside Kincardine council chambers was ripe with tension last Wednesday as a Pattern Renewable Holdings developer took the floor to review a plan aimed to avoid impacts to Kincardine’s airport from the Armow Wind Project. … Continue reading

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Half of Armow turbines would impact airport

The Kincardine Independent Wind energy is once again in the spotlight after the Municipality learned that 43 wind turbines, part of the proposed Armow Wind Project, will impact the Kincardine municipal airport. In an unexpected turn of events, the Municipality … Continue reading

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Turbine placement violates airport agreement

By Sarah Sutter, Kincardine News A NAV Canada letter addressed to Samsung-Pattern Armow Wind Ontario has revealed that 43 of 99 turbines in the proposed Armow wind development violate current procedures at Kincardine Municipal Airport. Kincardine’s chief administrative officer Murray … Continue reading

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WPD news release on airport misleading

Morgan Ian Adams, Enterprise-Bulletin COLLINGWOOD — The federal agency that governs air traffic says regional airport authorities will have to restrict circling movements south of the facility’s main runway if a wind power developer’s plans to erect turbines in Clearview … Continue reading

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Wind Turbine Turmoil

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Wind turbines in Collingwood will create perfect storm

By Christina Blizzard, Toronto Sun Talk about a wing and a prayer.  As if the soaring cost of wind energy weren’t enough, a plan to put 152-metre (500-feet) tall wind turbines next to Collingwood Regional Airport is just plain dumb. … Continue reading

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Canadian Owners & Pilots Association letter to C-K mayor on wind turbines

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‘Notice to airmen’ declared in Chatham-Kent

Chatham-Kent continues to be the laughing stock of the province as a prostitute for the wind industry. Just a week ago…C-K Mayor is very happy with the “independent” study done that finds turbines won’t be an issue for the airport. … Continue reading

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Council voices disapproval of wind project

By Morgan Ian Adams, Enterprise-Bulletin COLLINGWOOD — Collingwood councillors are tilting against windmills. Literally. While lining up to oppose the construction of wind turbines in Ontario, in the face of the Green Energy Act, may seem slightly quixotic, councillors forged … Continue reading

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Airport charts

Skyvector – airport charts – check for airports near wind projects in your area

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Turbines too close says airport board

Simcoe.com COLLINGWOOD – Charlie Tatham says it’s inevitable that aircraft flying into Collingwood Regional Airport will collide with a wind turbine. “You think a grade school kid would understand, you wouldn’t put 50-storey buildings beside the bloody airport. It’s so … Continue reading

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Two events target eight-turbine development in Clearview Township

By Morgan Ian Adams, Enterprise-Bulletin CLEARVIEW TWP. - Proponents and opponents of WPD Canada’s Fairview Wind Project hosted competing events, Thursday, as the clock ticked down to a decision by the township council whether to give the eight-turbine development its blessing. Clearview … Continue reading

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Concerns raised over turbines in air ambulance corridors

The Wellington Advertiser Members of a Multi-Municipal Wind Turbine Working Group are calling on provincial health minister Deb Matthews to consider the potential effect of wind power projects on emergency air ambulance access. Last week the group, which consists of … Continue reading

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