Fly-in Directions and Noise Abatement
The Brampton-Caledon Airport (CNC3 – coordinates N43.45.35 W79.52.26, elevation 936′) is owned and operated by the Brampton Flying Club.
It is situated on 235 acres of land in the Town of Caledon, just north of Brampton and 12 miles northwest of Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson International Airport (CYYZ).
CNC3 offers two paved runways with fully paved taxiways; Rwy 33/15 is 3500 ft and Rwy 26/08 is 2500 ft. The airport and airspace is uncontrolled and communication is broadcast to “Brampton traffic” on 123.3 MHz. NOTE: Circuit altitude is 1900′ ASL
A Unicom is available for advisories and current conditions (123.3). The airport is served by a VOR/DME instrument approach off of the Toronto (YYZ) VOR. Arriving by air, the airport is located 12nm from the Toronto (YYZ) VOR on the 310 radial at N43° 45′ 35″ W79° 52′ 26″. The airport is below Class C airspace, which has a base of 2500′. When arriving from or departing to the south, you must contact Toronto Terminal (119.3) for clearance. Consult the VNC and CFS for airspace restrictions and all airport information.
Nav Canada VFR Initiatives
Currently, many aircraft that transit the Toronto area do so just outside or below the Class C airspace. This results in opposite direction VFR traffic conflictions. To address this risk, charted one-way VFR routes have been added to the Toronto VFR terminal area chart (VTA). There are three routes to the north of Toronto and two lakeshore routes. The routes are named by the last checkpoint they pass, so all communications pilots will hear tell pilots where the aircraft is going, not where it has been. These routes can be used by VFR pilots below Class C airspace or, with a clearance from ATC, they may be transited within the terminal airspace structure. In addition, heavily used VFR routes into and out of Brampton and Buttonville airports, which cross the north transit routes, will be depicted on the Toronto VTA and appropriate VFR terminal procedures charts (VTPCs) with their related caution text boxes.
Toronto VTA Chart
Centred on the back of the Toronto VTA will be a planning map. While not for navigation, it includes VFR transit routes and instructions for their use. The CFAs will be depicted, including examples of proper phraseology. It includes depictions of common IFR flight paths and approach paths to increase the VFR community’s awareness about areas where VFR pilots should be particularly vigilant. While not intended to replace the VFR terminal procedures charts in the CFS, surrounding the main map will be VTPC-like depictions of the regional airports with some local data incorporated.
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Noise Abatement Procedures for the Brampton-Caledon Airport
Brampton Flying Club has always endeavoured to be a good neighbour to the residents surrounding our airport. Your consideration of their privacy is always requested while operating your aircraft.
Departing Runway 33
Always climb 500′ AGL (1400′ ASL) of higher before turning crosswind or enroute. Shortly after liftoff make a gentle turn to track 320 magnetic to avoid flying directly over the 3 houses on the extended runway centre-line. Do not cross over McLaughlin Road until at least 500′ AGL (1400′ ASL) and clear of built up areas.
Departing Runway 26
Maintain runway heading, avoiding houses both on the north and south of the extended centre-line, then track 270 magnetic to avoid the two farms on the 2nd line and turn prior to the large horse farm on the 3rd line. Valleywood Estates is a noise-sensitive neighbourhood located east of Hwy 10 and north of Mayfield Road. Circuits for Rwy 26 are by far the most challenging for noise abatement. Where possible, avoid base leg turns directly over this area.
Departing Runway 15
Maintain runway track till 500′ AGL (1400′ ASL).
Departing Runway 08
Maintain runway track till 500′ AGL (1400′ ASL) avoiding houses on Hwy 10 to the north of track.
Try to avoid flying patterns directly over 2nd line west (Rwy 33) and 1st line east (Rwy 15). Properly flown circuits off Rwy 15 should produce a cross-wind leg well to the north of Valleywood.
Noise Sensitive Local Areas
Avoid directly flying over Inglewood, Cheltenham, Terra Cotta and the Caledon Estates on top of the ridge.
Avoid flying low around built up areas. Noise from light aircraft can cause damage to flocks of poultry, cattle, horses, and fur-bearing animals when confined.
Helicopters should avoid over-flying houses and farm buildings while arriving and departing. Approach via standard circuits and hover-taxi to helicopter apron. Areas to avoid: Farm on west side of Hwy 10 off Hwy 08 Silvermoon Farms on McLaughlin (West side) 1000′ north of King St. Homes and Estates in the Cataract area Valleywood Estates east of Hwy 10, north of Mayfield, and as always avoid flying directly over Inglewood, Cheltenham and Belfountain. The high properties directly south and east of the Cataract are a problem area. Please avoid flying over these homes.
Areas to Avoid
- Farm on west side of Hwy 10 off Rwy 08,
- Soniador Equestrian Centre on McLaughlin (West side)1000′ north of King St.,
- Homes and Estates in the Cataract area,
- Valleywood Estates east of Hwy 10, north of Mayfield,
- As always avoid flying directly over Inglewood, Cheltenham and Belfountain, and
- The high properties directly south and east of the Cataract are a problem area. Please avoid flying over these homes.