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For Pilots

Billy Bishop Airport’s location on the waterfront, minutes from downtown Toronto, means that pilots enjoy stunning city views and unbeatable convenience when visiting the airport. With tenants and facilities offering services that range from aircraft repair to fuel sales, you’ll find out why Billy Bishop Airport is Toronto’s popular downtown airport.

Billy Bishop Airport is a neighbour-friendly airport. If you’re flying into or out of the airport please use a flight path that provides the least disturbance to noise-sensitive areas.

Need information when you’re flying into or out of the airport? Please refer to current NOTAMS, CFS (Canadian Flight Supplement), Canada Air Pilot, and Aeronautical Charts for most up-to-date information.

Please note that no operations are allowed outside of published operating hours except MEDEVAC. Right hand circuits runways 06 and 08 (CAR 602.96). Additionally, all jet aircraft (except MEDEVAC flights) and certain type of propeller aircraft are prohibited from utilizing the airport. Pilots should check with the Airport Duty Manager at 416 203 6942 x17 prior to arrival. 

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Floatplane Operating Procedures

The following procedures are in effect from April 15 to November 15 of each year.

Prior Notification is Required (PNR) to land in the Toronto Inner Harbour. All floatplanes requiring use of the Inner Harbour and Billy Bishop Airport Water Aerodrome facilities must contact the Airport Duty Manager, in advance, by telephone at 416-203-6942 ext. 17 between 0700 and 2245 local time, daily.

Please note that there is always the possibility of marine vessel activity and that due to boat traffic an arrival or departure from the Inner Harbour may be delayed or advised against.

Pilots unfamiliar with operations in the Inner Harbour are advised that they should be prepared to expect delays or proceed to an alternate location if there is a high volume of marine vessel activity.

The Inner Harbour has peak marine vessel activity during the following times:

Monday through Thursday15:00 hrs. until DUSK
Friday through Sunday and Holidays12:00 hrs. until DUSK

Notification of floatplane operations does not imply safety of operation from Toronto Inner Harbour. All floatplane operations (approach, landing, take off and climb-out) are conducted solely at the discretion of the floatplane pilot, and he/she is responsible for ensuring that an approach, landing or take off and climb-out can be completed safely and without interference to marine vessels.

Please note that regularly scheduled floatplane operations are not permitted from the Toronto Inner Harbour. Floatplane charter activities may be allowed if the floatplane operator has given PNR to the Airport Duty Manager.

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