Juniper

Juniper Airport (TC LID: CCE3), is a private airfield located 4.6 km (2.9 mi) east of Juniper, Carleton Co., NB. The operator is J.D. Irving Woodlands. The airstrip is still active (NavCanada 2006).

Constructed

1956

Active in the aerial spray program

1956-1958, 1960, 1961 – no details

1964 – The sprayer fleet was arranged so that the two main contractors (Skyway and Wheeler) had equal TBM representation at Juniper and Dunphy Airstrips. During the early part of the program, the Juniper half was split between Fredericton and Juniper. Later, 14 TBMs operated from Juniper and 14 operated from Dunphy.

Source: Interim Report – 1964 Forest Spraying Program [FPL files]

1965-1967, 1969-1974 – no details

1975 – May 20 to June 26 (TBMs)

1976 – May 21 to June 17 (TBMs)

1978 – May 26 to June 17 (TBMs)

Work Flow Example – 1978

  1. Set up living facilities: April 1-25
  2. Arrival of insecticide: April 26
  3. Arrival of aviation gasoline: first delivery March 6
  4. Pointer training: May 1 and 2
  5. Larval spray (Cessnas): May 19
  6. Arrival of navigator crews: May 1-10
  7. Pointer training course (TBM spraying): May 1-16
  8. Arrival of TBMs: May 22 and 23
  9. Calibration of TBMs: May 22 and 23
  10. Operational spraying: May 26 to June 17 (TBMs)
  11. Fire bombing: July 4 – September 8
  12. Clean-up of systems, tanks, etc.:  June 18-30 (post spray), September 8-16 (post fire bombing)
  13. Closing up camp: September 16

1981 – May 19 to June 20 (TBMs)

1982 – May 29 to June 17 (TBMs)

Juniper Airstrip, probably 1958. (Photo Associates)

Stearmans loading, Juniper NB, June 1967.

Juniper airstrip – camp area, June 1967.

Juniper Airstrip, June 1967.

Juniper Airstrip, June 1981

Juniper airstrip, June 1978.

Norfolk TBM #B15 taking off from Juniper Airstrip, June 1978.

Juniper airstrip – camp area, June 1981.

Juniper Airstrip – final approach, June 1981.

Juniper 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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