October 02, 2013

The Earlton Airport

Earlton? Yes indeed!  Documentation from the time shows the airport in Earlton was built by Transport Canada by the request of the Department of National Defence in the early 1950s to support the Pinetree Line stations, providing sufficient and properly spaced out airports to support operations.  I haven't been by yet, but I am curious to see if any original buildings are still standing.  Hangers perhaps?

At least a couple of mentions of Earlton show up in the National Archives' Pinetree Line files, with reference to fighter intercepts and planes forced to land when low on fuel.  Due to its proximity to CFB Petawawa, it was also previously used by the Canadian Forces for training.

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