The CANADA FLIGHT SUPPLEMENT (CFS) (French: Supplément de vol
Canada) is a joint civil/military publication and is a supplement of
Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP Canada). It is the
nation's official airport directory. It contains information on all
registered Canadian and certain Atlantic aerodromes and certified
The CFS is published, separately in English and French, as a paper
Nav Canada and is issued once every 56 days on the
The CFS was published by
Natural Resources Canada
Natural Resources Canada on behalf of
Transport Canada and the Department of National Defence until 15 March
2007 edition, at which time
Nav Canada took over production.
* 1 Contents
* 1.1 Sections
* 2 Legal requirements
* 3 NOTAMs
* 4 Other similar publications
* 5 See also
* 6 References
* 7 External links
The CFS presents runway data, arrival and departure procedures, air
traffic control (ATC) and other radio frequencies and services such as
fuel , hangarage that are available at each listed aerodrome. As well,
the CFS contains useful reference pages, including interception
instructions for civil aircraft, chart updating data and search and
rescue information. Most pilots flying in Canada carry a copy of the
CFS in case a weather or mechanical diversion to another airport
Canada Flight Supplement
Canada Flight Supplement is made up of seven sections:
Special Notices — list of new or amended procedures.
* General Section — glossary, legends, airport code listing, list
of abandoned aerodromes, and other introductory information.
* Aerodrome/Facility Directory — list all aerodromes
alphabetically by the community in which they are located. A sketch of
the airport is included showing runway layout, taxiways, locations of
buildings and tower (if present). Also included in the sketch is an
obstacle clearance circle (OCC).
* Planning — general flight planning information, including flight
plans and position reports, airspace, lists of significant new towers
and other obstructions, chart updating, preferred IFR routes, and
* Radio Navigation and Communications — listing of radio
navigation aids and communication outlets, together with all known
commercial AM broadcasters and their locations and frequencies.
* Military Flight Data and Procedures — military flight and
reporting procedures for Canada and the U.S.
* Emergency — emergency procedures and guidelines for hijacks,
fuel dumping, search and rescue, etc.
Carrying "current aeronautical charts and publications covering the
route of the proposed flight and any probable diversionary route" is a
requirement under CAR 602.60 (1) (b) for night VFR, VFR Over-The-Top
and instrument flight rules (IFR) flights. This Canadian Aviation
Regulation (CAR) does not specifically require carriage of a copy of
the CFS, but that is one way to satisfy the regulation.
Because information in the CFS may be out of date, particularly with
regard to such issues as runway closures and fuel availability, pilots
should check NOTAMs before each flight.
NOTAM information in Canada
can be obtained from the
Nav Canada Aviation Weather Website (AWWS) or
by contacting the appropriate regional
Nav Canada Flight Information
OTHER SIMILAR PUBLICATIONS
While Nav Canada's CFS has the monopoly on paper-version airport
directories in Canada, there are several competing internet
publications, including the
Canadian Owners and Pilots Association 's
Places to Fly user-editable airport directory.
Nav Canada also publishes the Water
Aerodrome Supplement (WAS)
(French: Canada Supplément hydroaérodromes), as a single volume in
English and French. This contains information on all Canadian water
aerodromes as shown on visual flight rules (VFR) charts and other
information such as navaids . The WAS is published on an annual basis.
Airport/Facility Directory – U.S. publications roughly
equivalent to the Aerodrome/Facility and Planning chapters of the CFS,
but divided into several volumes covering different regions.
* ^ A B C D E
Canada Flight Supplement
Canada Flight Supplement – Canada and North
Atlantic Terminal and Enroute Data.
Nav Canada , 2008.
* ^ A B C D "Aeronautical Publications – Canada Flight Supplement
Nav Canada . Archived from the original on 22 October 2008.
Retrieved 10 July 2008.
Transport Canada . "CAR 602.60 Requirements for Power-driven
Aircraft". Retrieved 11 June 2014.
Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (July 2008). "Places to
Fly". Retrieved 10 July 2008.
Nav Canada (n.d.). "Aeronautical Publications – Canada Water
Aerodrome Supplement (WAS)". Archived from the original on 22 October
2008. Retrieved 10 July 2008.