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A mile of highway will take you a mile, but a mile of runway will give you the world. 

The runway at the Pembroke & Area Airport is due for a repaving, and the Airport is embarking on a campaign to do just that and we need your help! 

About The Runway 

The runway at the Pembroke & Area Airport is 5,000 feet in length, making it one of the longest runways in Eastern Ontario. The first 4,000 feet was paved in 1968, with the remaining 1,000 feet paved in 1986. It's now time for some fresh asphalt! 

The runway serves approximately 4,800 movements (take-offs and landings) each year. The agencies that use the runway include:

  • Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
  • Ornge - Air Ambulance (Medevac)
  • Ontario Provincial Police
  • More than 100 businesses in Renfrew County and the Pontiac
  • Department of National Defence (Garrison Petawawa and others military agencies)
  • Special event visitors (ie: Rogers Hometown Hockey)
  • Local pilots, tourists and aviation enthusiasts 

About The Campaign 

The Airport is embarking on a campaign to raise $1.5 million to repave the runway. People can purchase a foot of runway to be resurfaced for $250. Charitable receipts are available. 

In Canada, funding for airports is mostly tied to airports with scheduled passenger service, or for large development projects. But small airports, such as the Pembroke & Area Airport, serve an important link for our local communities. Consider this: 

  • Our local runway makes it possible for a multi-national business to establish here because key people in the company can get do business efficiently by flying in to the community.
  • The runway can host an emergency air ambulance landing to transfer a patient who would not make the two-hour drive by land ambulance for medical attention.
  • The runway is also the emergency back-up for our local hospitals, and part of the emergency response plan for our entire region. 

The Pembroke & Area Airport has operated humbly for 49 years, serving thousands of important quality of life services in our region. Today we need your help to continue to do that. 

How To Make A Donation 

Please contact us so we can direct you on options in making a donation:

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