Brockway

Brockway Airstrip (TC LID: CCX3), is a government airfield located 7.4 km (4.6 mi) northeast of Brockway, New Brunswick, owned by the New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources. In 1979, title to lands acquired by FPL for the enlargement of the Brockway airstrip was transferred to the Department of Natural Resources. The airstrip is still active (NavCanada 2006). See also here.

Active in the aerial spray program

1980 – May 24 to June 5 (TBMs); an experimental spray was conducted using two Stearmans, two AgTrucks, one helicopter and eight Pawnees, June 2 to 11 from 8 airstrips, including Brockway.

1981 – May 19 to June 2 (TBMs); a Private Woodlot Spraying Program was conducted from May 21 to June 17 from 6 airstrips, including Brockway.

1982 – May 27 to June 4 (TBMs); a Private Woodlot Spraying Program was conducted from June 5 to 15 from 6 airstrips, including Brockway.

Work Flow Example – 1982

  1. First arrival of TBMs: April 24
  2. First arrival of Cessnas for pilot training: May 1
  3. First arrival of Cessnas for larval spray: May 8
  4. First arrival of navigation crews: May 8
  5. Arrival of new Cessna pilots: May 1
  6. School for Cessna pilots: May 2-7
  7. Calibration of TBMs: May 4-13
  8. Dispersal of TBMs to other fields: May 16-21
  9. Operational spraying: May 27 to June 4

1983 – May 21 to June 8 (TBMs); a Private Woodlot Spraying Program was conducted from May 21 to June 15 from 12 airstrips, including Brockway.

1984 – May 27 to June 15 (TBMs); small spray aircraft program was conducted from May 26 to June 21 from 14 airstrips, including Brockway.

1985 – May 28 to June 11 (TBMs); small spray aircraft program was conducted from May 26 to June 24 from 12 airstrips, including Brockway.

1986 – May 26 to June 11 (TBMs)

Brockway airstrip – aerial view, 28 November 1979.

Approaching Brockway airstrip from the north, 1984.

Brockway airstrip – aerial view of camp, June 1981.

Brockway control tower, 1985.

Brockway control tower, 1991.

Brockway dining hall, 1985.

The “Tiger Team” Hicks & Lawrence TBMs #18 and #1 and Norfolk TBM #B20 in pits, Brockway NB, June 1981.

Brockway – emptying drums, 1983. Cessna 188s parked.

TBMs #5, #16 and #22 and others parked at Brockway, 1983.

Brockway – TBMs #16, #22 and #23, 1985.

Pits and drums, Brockway, 1985.

TBM #22 practicing a water drop, Brockway NB, 6 May 1991.

FPL pilot and ground crew conducting a pheromone pod calibration on a Cessna 188, Brockway NB, 11 October 2006.

Brockway Airstrip, Canada Flight Supplement, 2008.

References

NavCanada. 2006. Moncton VFR Navigation Chart, February 2006.

NavCanada. 2008. Canada Flight Supplement, 31 July, 2008. Canada and North Atlantic Terminal and Enroute Data. Part 3 – Aerodromes.

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