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YAW Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: YAW / CYAW
Airport Names:
  1. Shearwater Heliport
  2. Halifax/Shearwater Heliport
  3. 12 Wing Shearwater
  4. CFB Shearwater
Location: Shearwater, Nova Scotia, Canada
GPS Coordinates: 44°38'13"N by 63°30'7"W
Operator/Owner: Government of Canada
Airport Type: Military
Elevation: 144 feet (44 meters)
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Facts about Shearwater Heliport (YAW):

  • In addition to being known as "Shearwater Heliport", other names for YAW include "Halifax/Shearwater Heliport", "12 Wing Shearwater" and "CFB Shearwater".
  • Base rationalization and defence budget cutbacks for the Canadian Forces during the mid-1990s saw a largely administrative move when the formation CFB Shearwater stood down and the facilities transferred to the formation CFB Halifax and aircraft operations becoming the responsibility of newly formed 12 Wing.
  • Shearwater is the second-oldest military aerodrome in Canada.
  • Beginning in the 1970s, CFB Shearwater began hosting an Armed Forces Day every fall, typically on the weekend following Labour Day, and included an air show where the long and wide runways at Shearwater hosted some of the largest aircraft in the world, including the U.S.
  • These changes allowed for heliport operations including instrument approaches and were accompanied with the construction of other non-airfield facilities in support of the Maritime Helicopter Project.
  • Because of Shearwater Heliport's relatively low elevation of 144 feet, planes can take off or land at Shearwater Heliport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • The inconvenience of not having a ground component for the "Nova Scotia International Air Show" as a result of the Shearwater Heliport Conversion Project saw the entire event moved to Halifax Stanfield International Airport beginning in 2004.
  • The closest airport to Shearwater Heliport (YAW) is Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ), which is located only 17 miles (27 kilometers) N of YAW.
  • The furthest airport from Shearwater Heliport (YAW) is Albany Airport (ALH), which is located 11,763 miles (18,931 kilometers) away in Albany, Western Australia, Australia.

Map of Nearest Airports from Shearwater Heliport:

List of Nearest Airports from Shearwater Heliport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
116.76 miles (26.97 km) NHalifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ)Enfield, Nova Scotia, CanadaView Halifax Stanfield International Airport on a map View satellite image of Halifax Stanfield International Airport Set YHZ as destination Airport Get more information about Halifax Stanfield International Airport
273.38 miles (118.09 km) WNWCFB Greenwood (YZX)Greenwood, Nova Scotia, CanadaView CFB Greenwood on a map View satellite image of CFB Greenwood Set YZX as destination Airport Get more information about CFB Greenwood
3112.54 miles (181.11 km) WDigby/Annapolis Regional Airport (YDG)Digby, Nova Scotia, CanadaView Digby/Annapolis Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Digby/Annapolis Regional Airport Set YDG as destination Airport Get more information about Digby/Annapolis Regional Airport
4115.64 miles (186.10 km) NCharlottetown Airport (YYG)Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CanadaView Charlottetown Airport on a map View satellite image of Charlottetown Airport Set YYG as destination Airport Get more information about Charlottetown Airport
5117.05 miles (188.37 km) NNWGreater Moncton International Airport (YQM)Moncton, New Brunswick, CanadaView Greater Moncton International Airport on a map View satellite image of Greater Moncton International Airport Set YQM as destination Airport Get more information about Greater Moncton International Airport
6125.58 miles (202.10 km) NEPort Hawkesbury Airport (YPS)Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, CanadaView Port Hawkesbury Airport on a map View satellite image of Port Hawkesbury Airport Set YPS as destination Airport Get more information about Port Hawkesbury Airport
7125.63 miles (202.18 km) NSummerside Airport (YSU)Summerside, Prince Edward Island, CanadaView Summerside Airport on a map View satellite image of Summerside Airport Set YSU as destination Airport Get more information about Summerside Airport
8125.77 miles (202.41 km) WNWSaint John Airport (YSJ)Saint John, New Brunswick, CanadaView Saint John Airport on a map View satellite image of Saint John Airport Set YSJ as destination Airport Get more information about Saint John Airport
9139.72 miles (224.85 km) WSWYarmouth Airport (YQI)Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaView Yarmouth Airport on a map View satellite image of Yarmouth Airport Set YQI as destination Airport Get more information about Yarmouth Airport
10165.10 miles (265.71 km) WNW5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown, (YCX)Gagetown, New Brunswick, CanadaView 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown, on a map View satellite image of 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown, Set YCX as destination Airport Get more information about 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown,
11170.38 miles (274.20 km) WNWFredericton International Airport (YFC)Fredericton, New Brunswick, CanadaView Fredericton International Airport on a map View satellite image of Fredericton International Airport Set YFC as destination Airport Get more information about Fredericton International Airport
12188.78 miles (303.80 km) NNWMiramichi Airport (YCH)Miramichi, New Brunswick, CanadaView Miramichi Airport on a map View satellite image of Miramichi Airport Set YCH as destination Airport Get more information about Miramichi Airport
13197.89 miles (318.48 km) ENESydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport (YQY)Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaView Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport on a map View satellite image of Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport Set YQY as destination Airport Get more information about Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport
14202.50 miles (325.89 km) WNWPrinceton Municipal Airport (PNN)Princeton, Maine, United StatesView Princeton Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Princeton Municipal Airport Set PNN as destination Airport Get more information about Princeton Municipal Airport
15209.61 miles (337.33 km) NNEÎles-de-la-Madeleine Airport (YGR)Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, CanadaView Îles-de-la-Madeleine Airport on a map View satellite image of Îles-de-la-Madeleine Airport Set YGR as destination Airport Get more information about Îles-de-la-Madeleine Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Shearwater Heliport:

List of Furthest Airports from Shearwater Heliport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,763.43 miles (18,931.37 km) SAlbany Airport (ALH)Albany, Western Australia, AustraliaView Albany Airport on a map View satellite image of Albany Airport Set ALH as destination Airport Get more information about Albany Airport
211,719.91 miles (18,861.33 km) SManjimup Airport (MJP)Manjimup, Western Australia, AustraliaView Manjimup Airport on a map View satellite image of Manjimup Airport Set MJP as destination Airport Get more information about Manjimup Airport
311,693.27 miles (18,818.44 km) SMargaret River Airport (MGV)Margaret River, Western Australia, AustraliaView Margaret River Airport on a map View satellite image of Margaret River Airport Set MGV as destination Airport Get more information about Margaret River Airport
411,678.56 miles (18,794.77 km) SKatanning Airport (KNI)Katanning, Western Australia, AustraliaView Katanning Airport on a map View satellite image of Katanning Airport Set KNI as destination Airport Get more information about Katanning Airport
511,677.97 miles (18,793.82 km) SBusselton Regional Airport (BQB)Busselton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Busselton Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Busselton Regional Airport Set BQB as destination Airport Get more information about Busselton Regional Airport
611,657.63 miles (18,761.09 km) SBunbury Airport (BUY)Bunbury, Western Australia, AustraliaView Bunbury Airport on a map View satellite image of Bunbury Airport Set BUY as destination Airport Get more information about Bunbury Airport
711,628.52 miles (18,714.25 km) SSWEsperance Airport (EPR)Esperance, AustraliaView Esperance Airport on a map View satellite image of Esperance Airport Set EPR as destination Airport Get more information about Esperance Airport
811,569.75 miles (18,619.66 km) SJandakot Airport (JAD)Jandakot, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jandakot Airport on a map View satellite image of Jandakot Airport Set JAD as destination Airport Get more information about Jandakot Airport
911,562.59 miles (18,608.13 km) SRottnest Airport (RTS)Rottnest Island, Western Australia, AustraliaView Rottnest Airport on a map View satellite image of Rottnest Airport Set RTS as destination Airport Get more information about Rottnest Airport
1011,559.06 miles (18,602.45 km) SPerth Airport (PER)Perth, Western Australia, AustraliaView Perth Airport on a map View satellite image of Perth Airport Set PER as destination Airport Get more information about Perth Airport
1111,467.50 miles (18,455.11 km) SSWKambalda Airport (KDB)Kambalda, Western Australia, AustraliaView Kambalda Airport on a map View satellite image of Kambalda Airport Set KDB as destination Airport Get more information about Kambalda Airport
1211,443.31 miles (18,416.18 km) SJurien Bay Airport (JUR)Jurien Bay, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jurien Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of Jurien Bay Airport Set JUR as destination Airport Get more information about Jurien Bay Airport
1311,442.80 miles (18,415.35 km) SSWKalgoorlie-Boulder Airport (KGI)Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, AustraliaView Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport on a map View satellite image of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport Set KGI as destination Airport Get more information about Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport
1411,415.41 miles (18,371.27 km) SWindarling Airport (WRN)Windarling, AustraliaView Windarling Airport on a map View satellite image of Windarling Airport Set WRN as destination Airport Get more information about Windarling Airport
1511,369.97 miles (18,298.14 km) SMorawa Airport (MWB)Morawa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Morawa Airport on a map View satellite image of Morawa Airport Set MWB as destination Airport Get more information about Morawa Airport