Timmins/Porcupine Lake Water Aerodrome

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Timmins/Porcupine Lake Water Aerodrome
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Airport typePublic
OperatorRatcliff Aircraft Ltd.
Location Timmins, Ontario
Time zone EST (UTC−05:00)
  Summer (DST)EDT (UTC−04:00)
Elevation  AMSL 900 ft / 274 m
Coordinates 48°29′N081°12′W / 48.483°N 81.200°W / 48.483; -81.200
Website http://ratcliffair.com/
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Location in Ontario
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CPW5 (Canada)
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Timmins/Porcupine Lake Water Aerodrome, formerly TC LID : CPW5, was a water aerodrome located adjacent to Timmins, Ontario, Canada on Porcupine Lake.



The aerodrome's only tenant was Ratcliff Aircraft Limited (serviced float planes since 1985). [2] The company owned the hangar and parking facilities.

A wooden ramp allowed floatplanes to dock and passengers to disembark. Additional floatplanes were stored on the grass next to the dock.

On December 7, 2015, a fire destroyed the hangar, along with several aircraft and equipment in the facility for winter storage. [3]


The aerodrome was located on Lakeview Drive between Bruce and Golden Avenues.

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  1. Nav Canada's Water Aerodrome Supplement. Effective 0901Z 26 March 2020 to 0901Z 22 April 2021.
  2. Ratcliff Air Archived 2011-02-02 at the Wayback Machine
  3. "Fire razes Ratcliff Aircraft in South Porcupine, owner taken to hospital". CBC News . 2015-12-08. Archived from the original on 2021-02-25.