Barrie-Orillia Gets A “Real” Identifier

So I was looking through the latest version of the CFS (December 17th, 2009) and the Barrie-Orillia (Lake Simcoe Regional) airport identifier has changed.

I popped on the airport’s website and they have confirmed it:

Effective December 17, 2009, the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport’s ICAO Identifier will change to CYLS, replacing the current identifier, CNB9.

I was always under the impression that the “real” airports didn’t have a number in their identifier. Guess Lake Simcoe Regional has “grown up!”

One of the cool things that this airport has (that I wish all airports did) is the ability to call a special phone number and hear a the latest weather from their AWOS.

I’m going to talk more about the weather services that are available from NavCanada tomorrow.

1 Response

  1. Niss Feiner says:

    This will be a change I will have to remember! CYLS will also be expanding next year. IIRC they will be extending the runway and adding a parallel taxi way half the length.
    If you are up in my area (CNA3 CNB9…er CYLS) let me know! A beer will be in order!
    Cheers,
    Niss