Here’s some background information regarding the Quilchena airstrip (CBT6).  This airstrip is an “interesting” (i.e. challenging) gravel runway in the Quilchena valley  near Merrit.  Along with high altitude and hot summer temperatures, the gravel runway is 2,300 feet long and 50 feet wide, with obstacles on both ends.

One of these obstacles is an  historic hotel and general store, as well as a first class RV campground and golf course.

4315688375_36bf8eeb80_b

This news is passed along from the PACIFIC PILOT newsletter –

PACIFIC PILOT
Posted: 27 May 2014 02:48 PM PDT
FYI

The Airstrip at Quilchena is now closed till probably September. I spoke with the people up there as to what the reasons were for closing it and they said it was to do with some safety issues. The issues had something to do with the irrigation systems there and also some concerns about the power lines which I think are the ones on the western approach when coming over the highway to land. They said they lowered the room prices and restaurant prices and improved the service. They also indicated that they were considering opening year round at the hotel but that would depend on the traffic in the winter season. September should tell the story whether the airstrip opens or not. it would be a shame if it did not open again !!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Current 100LL Pricing

Good News!
Fuel returns to the NFC

NFC Members pay $1.579/litre

Non-member price $1.689/litre

Monthly ‘Fly-In’ Brunch

Our "Inter Flying Club Brunch" held the 1st Saturday of each month, all pilots & guests are invited to join-in!        more...

Hump Day Clubhouse Eats

Held each month, (mid-month) a Wednesday social gathering for a little hangar flying & food units at the club.       more...

NFC General Meetings

"3rd Sunday" of every month. COPA 'Flight 91' also meets at this time. Both are open to all pilots & Guests.     more...

NFC Clubhouse Events

We are social aviators and we regularly "organize" clubhouse and flying events.       more...

NFC Truancy Squadron

It's a nice day, you're thinking of skipping 'whatever is is' and go flying instead?       more...

NFC eNotifications

NFC news or announcements now available direct to you by email. Select your "choice" of which 'eNotifications' are sent.

nfc eNotifications