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Niagara Central Dorothy Rungeling Airport
Welland/Niagara Central Dorothy Rungeling Aerodrome
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IATA: none – ICAO: none – TC LID: CNQ3
Airport type Public
Operator Niagara Central Airport Commission
Location Welland, Ontario
Elevation AMSL 585 ft / 178 m
Coordinates 42°58′48″N 079°19′29″W / 42.98°N 79.32472°W / 42.98; -79.32472Coordinates: 42°58′48″N 079°19′29″W / 42.98°N 79.32472°W / 42.98; -79.32472

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Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 3,493 1,065 Asphalt
16/34 2,663 812 Asphalt
11/29 2,341 714 Turf
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft movements 23,341
Source: Canada Flight Supplement[1]
Movements from Statistics Canada.[2]

Niagara Central Dorothy Rungeling Airport or Welland/Niagara Central Dorothy Rungeling Aerodrome, (Transport Canada Location identifier: CNQ3), is a registered aerodrome located 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km; 4.0 mi) west of Welland, Ontario, Canada. Niagara Central accommodates a flight school, skydivers, aerial photographers, itinerant light aircraft and an automatic weather station. It was built in 1940 by the Royal Canadian Air Force as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan and served as the relief airfield for the No. 6 Service Flying Training School in nearby Dunnville.

The airport is the home of the 87th Eagle Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets who have training and administration space in the airports former meeting place of Welland Fire Company Number 1. The Southern Ontario Gliding Centre (SOGC) of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets also utilize the airport for spring and fall familiarization flights for the cadets.

In 1995, various members of Fonthill Branch 613 of the Royal Canadian Legion lobbied to have the airport renamed "Bud Kerr Welland Airport" in recognition of a local World War II Spitfire fighter pilot, but were unsuccessful. In 2015 the airport was renamed Niagara Central Dorothy Rungeling Airport, in honour of the legendary Canadian pilot Dorothy Rungeling, CM .[3]


  1. Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 24 July 2014 to 0901Z 18 September 2014
  2. Total aircraft movements by class of operation
  3. Furminger, Greg (March 13, 2015). "LISTEN:Airport renaming in wings for Rungeling". Welland, Ontario: Welland Tribune. 

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