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Getting ready for new Transport Canada rules could mean weather delays at YCD

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Transport Canada is telling the Nanaimo Airport to change their approach slope for planes from 3 per cent to 2.5 per cent.

Those numbers probably don’t mean much unless you’re a pilot, but for travellers they could add up to delays in the next couple of weeks.

To meet the new standards the airport needs to trim a few trees on neighbouring properties. Airport CEO Mike Hooper says while the work is going on they can’t use the instrument landing systems, which could mean delays or cancellations in poor weather.

The airport is asking people to be patient and remember to check ahead to see if flights are on time.  The Nanaimo Airport website is here.

(with files from 89.7 Sun FM in Duncan)

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