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Fort Liard is the seventh in a series of airfields that follow (approximately) the Mackenzie River. At the far northern end of the river there is Tuktoyaktuk, then Inuvik, Fort McPherson, Fort Good Hope, Deline, Wrigley, and then Fort Simpson Island and Fort Simpson, all posted. Fort Liard is at 708 feet asl and on the east bank of the the Liard River, around 130 miles south of Fort Simpson where the Liard and Mackenzie join, and about 25 miles from the borders with both British Columbia and the Yukon. The town has a population of about 560 folks.
The airport is next to the town, and has almost 3,000 feet of gravel runway. I have no information regarding when it was built but it may be from the WW2 time; the cleared and grassed area is long enough for a runway 0f 6,000 feet. There are no scheduled flights but North Cariboo Air have a base at the airport for local charters to support survey teams etc. and are almost an on-demand-scheduled airline. I have also added a Buffalo DC3 and GA. There is fuel available, but only by prior arrangement with North Cariboo. Right hand circuits for runway 20.
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