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GA into Edmonton

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Hey,

I have an upcoming flight into Edmonton for work.

Flying a light single engine, is YEG or ZVL the better choice? Meeting is downtown, so getting a taxi either way.


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Re: GA into Edmonton

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ZVL. YEG has a heafty landing fee and discourages GA/training. The CFS has restrictions that are good to know. But either way ZVL is much quieter and I don't believe they have landing fees for GA. My house mate keeps his 180 there and he's never mentioned it.
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Re: GA into Edmonton

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Villeneuve isn't actually half way to Slave Lake. It only feels like it... :lol:

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Re: GA into Edmonton

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Cooking Lake is about 4km closer to downtown than ZVL according to Google Maps.
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ZVL for sure. You'll have to arrange your taxi ahead of time as there are no taxis/taxi stands at the airport.
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Re: GA into Edmonton

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YXD ;)
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Is Parkland any further away, time-wise than ZVL?
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"YXD ;) "


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Cooking lake, Villeneuve or Parkland, you will have to order a taxi for ride any which way. That said the taxi driver probably will find CZVL easiest to find
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If ease of getting into the city is your thing, I'd probably eat the fees and go to Signature in YEG. Likely the least expensive option would be to get the FBO in Villeneuve to get you a rental car and just drive into the city.
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Yeg last time i went there they had dropped waiving the handling fee if you bought fuel, so airport fee, fbo fee, and a long drive to town. Zvl, call th fbo and rent a car, or uber it from CPl6
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Re: GA into Edmonton

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Good feedback. Thanks. Sounds like calling ahead to Villeneuve would work.

Where is YXD??
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YXD is the edmonton downtown airport, closed years ago.
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only 1 plane has landed at YXD since it closed

https://globalnews.ca/news/1843294/sma ... stigates/
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I also vote we get a D-9 and quietly re-open the muni.
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Hugh Jasshole wrote: Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:06 pm Cooking Lake is about 4km closer to downtown than ZVL according to Google Maps.
You'd be better trying to get a taxi to ZVL over Cooking Lake. Flew into Cooking for Grey Cup, and had a heck of a time trying to arrange a pick up there beforehand.

ZVL for sure.
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Does parkland have that shuttle service yet? :P
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"Does parkland have that shuttle service yet? :P

Not that I've heard of, only a a noisy bunch of NIMBY neighbours
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