Buttonville Flying Club

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Buttonville Mandatory Frequency Area: Useful Information

08 Jan 2019 4:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Now that the tower has closed, Buttonville is a Mandatory Frequency area.  Our president has collected a series of useful links, which are summarized here and will be maintained in the future on the Useful Links page.

NAV CANADA announcement of Buttonville tower closure and map of new MF area (pdf)


Call London FIS on 123.15 for weather information from the air or on ground. Their phone number is + 1 866 992 7433 ext 3 for Ontario briefing or flight plans

NAV CANADA Aviation Weather Web Site flight planning page with links to METAR information, NOTAMs, GFAs, and other useful information


Ontario GFA

CYKZ wind and altimeter settings — this page updates the LWIS on the METAR page, and updates many times an hour

General MF area information

The Smart Pilot Video series is also useful for some reminder information on process in Mandatory Frequency areas:

Uncontrolled Aerodrome Intro — Radio and flight procedures for landing and departing Non-Tower Aerodromes using ATF and MF

Departing a Mandatory Frequency Aerodrome

Landing at a Mandatory Frequency Aerodrome

Departing an ATF Aerodrome

Landing at an ATF Aerodrome


AeroWeather Pro (IPhone/pad app) has the LWIS for Buttonville now. You may have to pay a bit extra ($5/year subscription) plus upgrade to PRO but it is useful. You access it through the settings page in AW Pro and additional features (plus subscription).

Buttonville Flying Club

Toronto-Buttonville Municipal Airport

2833 16th Avenue, Box 100

Markham, ON, L3R 0P8

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