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West Kootenay Regional Airport, (Castlegar Airport) (IATA: YCG,
ICAO: CYCG) is a small regional airport located 2 NM (3.7 km; 2.3
mi) south southeast of Castlegar, British Columbia. Owned and
operated by the City of Castlegar, YCG has a 15,317 sq ft (1,423
m2) passenger terminal. Due to the mountainous terrain impinging on
both runway approaches, there is no possibility of a straight-in
approach. The airport is therefore certified for day operations
only, and the glideslope on approach is set to a steep 5% rather
than the standard 2.5%. The instrument approaches to Castlegar are
considered among the most challenging of any in use at a commercial
airport in North America. Currently (2011) the Dash-8s servicing
the airport require minimums of 3400 foot cloud ceilings and three
miles visibility (Jazz adds 100 feet and one mile to these
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