Airport and Facility
Gimli Industrial Park Airport, (IATA: YGM, ICAO: CYGM), is a former military field located 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) west of Gimli, Manitoba, Canada. The field is now operated as a civilian airport, with one of the original parallel runways decommissioned and now a significant portion of Gimli Motorsports Park. Flying-related activities here include use by Manitoba Provincial Government's water bomber squadron, the Gimli Cadet Flying Site, Lakeside Flight School and charter service, and a helicopter charter and training company. Gimli is also used by No. 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron based out of No. 17 Wing Winnipeg, for training purposes, and as a skydive drop zone by Skydive Manitoba. In the summertime,the airport hosts glider pilot training for air cadets as Regional Gliding School (Northwest).
In 1983, the airport became famous when Air Canada Boeing 767 C-GAUN ran out of fuel over southern Manitoba and successfully glided to a landing at Gimli Motorsports Park. There were no serious injuries. The aircraft in the incident became popularly referred to as the Gimli Glider.
City: Gimli, Manitoba, Canada
Name: Gimli Industrial Park Airport
Elevation:753 ft (230 m)
Variation:2.82°E (WMM2020 magnetic declination)
-0.04° annual change
Longest:6800 ft (2073 m), paved
Time Zone: UTC-6 (DST-5)