yellowknife airport (CYZF)
The Yellowknife (CYZF) airport and its surrounding airport community offers a variety of aviation services for pilots, air passengers, charter services, and cargo. The CYZF airport serves as a hub for travel between all Northwest Territories communities and southern Canada. The CYZF airport has two asphalt runways: Runway 16/34 andRunway 10/28.
Air traffic control services are provided by NAV CANADA. During the hours of 0700 to 2200 daily, CYZF is subject to Class D airspace with a terminal control area of 5 nautical miles, a transition area of 15 nautical miles and a control area extension below 12,500' of 25 nautical miles. IFR aircraft require ATC clearance. VFR aircraft must establish radio contact with ATC. ATC makes sure IFR aircraft keep safe distance between each other while VFR pilots are responsible for keeping safe distance from other aircraft.
During the hours of 2200 to 0700 daily, CYZF reverts to Class E airspace. IFR traffic requires ATC clearance but VFR traffic does not. VFR pilots can request advisory information from ATC. Weather observations are available 24 hours per day.
arrival at CYZF
Inbound aircraft should contact ATC on the tower frequency (118.5) at 15 nautical miles from the CYZF airport. Pilots should state their position, advise that they are inbound for landing at the airport, and wish to park on taxiway KILO.
general aviation parking
Parking for general aviation aircraft is available on taxiway KILO. Air traffic control will provide progressive taxi instructions upon landing. Aircraft should be parked at the end of KILO and pushed perpendicular to the edge of the taxiway. Pilots must provide their own tie-downs. Electrical service is not available.
The airside access gate near KILO is secured. A pilot information booth is located adjacent to the gate. Courtesy vehicles are not available. Ground transportation can be obtained through local cab companies.
For wheel and amphibious aircraft, 100LL avgas is available through Det'on Cho Logistics Shell at the CYZF airport. No call-out fee applies between 0600 and 1800 local time daily. The after-hours call-out fee is $100.
CYZF Airport Coordinates:
CYZF Tower: 118.5
CYZF Ground: 121.9
CYZF DME: 113.00 (out of service)
CYZF ATIS: 128.4
CYZF WeatherRadio: 162.400
Broadcast enroute: 126.7
Edmonton Radio (FIS): 123.375
YZF Tower: 867-873-3121 (0700 to 2200 daily)
YZF Flight Services: 867-873-4049 (24 hours/day)
Airport Duty Manager: 867-445-5518 (24 hours/day)
Airport Fire: 867-873-2191
Det'on Cho Logistics Shell: 867-669-2180 or 867-446-2224
City Cab: 867-873-4444
Yellowknife Cab: 867-873-6666
Aurora Taxi: 867-873-5050