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Komakuk Beach Airport, Yukon (CYAJ - decommissioned)

Airports in the Yukon Territory

    The abandoned Komakuk Beach Airport is located on Mackenzie Bay on the Beaufort Sea. Komakuk Beach was a DEW Line Auxiliary site called BAR-1 that opened in 1957, and operations ended in June 1989. The airport is at 69° 35' 41" N, 140° 10' 41" W, at an elevation of 24 feet. There was a single gravel runway, 3,518 feet x 110 feet. The site is now in Ivvavik National Park.

Komakuk Beach Airport, Yukon  (CYAJ - decommissioned)
Google Earth - July 13, 2005. Click on the image to open an interactive map in a new window.

The airport image below is from the Canada Flight Supplement airport guide of October 1988 -
no longer valid as flight information.