Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International airport, is the main airport of the Province of Manitoba, Canada with a bunch of interesting and unique traffic as the newcomer Canadian Swoop or the local resident C-130 and Dash-8 in various variants of RCAF. YWG is located on the west, not far from the city centre in a very nice residential area and is also home of the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada.
If you are looking for a busy airport this isn’t the best one, but if you are in Winnipeg (in spring or summer!) spending some hours at the airport is a wise choice. You can see Perimeter, Calm Air, Air Canada, Westjet, Flair and even the new LCC Swoop, plus a lot of aircraft and helicopter business and private traffic. A welcome add-on to that is the local RCAF’s Air Base with its C-130s and Dash-8s operating from the airport and often running take-off and landing training.
|Terminal||There are two terminals. One is the main terminal and one is used by Perimeter Aviation, a regional carrier.|
|Runway||The airport has two runway, 13/31 and 18/36|
|WHERE||Morning: it is along Ferry Rd corner St Matthews Ave, south of the terminal complex. Parking is possible in St Matthews Ave.
Afternoon: Drive from the morning spot south and turn right into Silver Ave. There is a sports park called” St. James”. After you have passed that turn right into a dirt path and drive up until the perimeter fence.
|WHAT||Arrivals on RWY31 only. There are some ramps at both spots where you find some nice parked stuff.|
|TIME||All day, just switch to the afternoon side once the sun moved over.|
|MISC.||You are in a industrial zone and not much is nearby. Some shadow spending trees are there.|
|FOCAL LENGTH||Metroliner = 220mm; E190 = 100mm|