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Canadian Airport Codes And The Y  
User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3624 times:

I'm sorry if this topic has ever been brought up before. I just wanted to know why ALL major canadian airports have a Y at the beginning of the code. Is there some reason ? Thank you for answering


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User currently offlineSLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3599 times:

it seems redundant to me considering that they all also start with a C.

User currently offlineAseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2046 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3472 times:

I just wanted to know why ALL major canadian airports have a Y at the beginning of the code. Is there some reason ?

really don't know Y!!
rgds
Aseem



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User currently offlineAirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1433 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3439 times:

Refers to whether or not they airport had a Weather reporting station.
Y = YES.

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Kaz



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User currently offlineZBBbird From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 58 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3297 times:

Refers to whether or not they airport had a Weather reporting station. This is what I was told in ground school. However some smaller airports have a Y but no weather reporting, ie. CYSE, CYCW. Any ideas about this? It's something I have always wondered.

User currently offlineOlympus69 From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 1737 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3112 times:

I believe it is to avoid any conflicts with US airports.

User currently offlineCOSPN From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Oct 2001, 1605 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3086 times:

Just Glad they didnt steal the perfect code for Yap Island Federated States of Micronesia = YAP

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