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Cape Dyer is on the southeast corner of Baffin Island, around 120 miles east of Pangnirtung at approximately N66 45 W61 30. There is a fine view north up the Davis Strait between Baffin Island and Greenland, and this is the whole reason for the airfield's existance as it was built to support the construction and operation of a DEW line radar station, which has now been updated to a North Warning System site. There are two camps; the upper camp is on the east side of the Cape and is where the radars are located, linked by a gravel road to the lower camp, which is on the west and more sheltered side of the Cape on the clifs above Sunneshine Fjord. The runway is 5,000' of 150' wide gravel, and it is lighted and at 1,320' feet ASL. Cape Dyer is now listed as abandoned in the Canada Flight Supplement. It is, however, still there and presumably is still used for access to the North Warning System equipment, which is automated and generally unmanned. The buildings were modeled for this scenery and include a hanagar large enough to accommodate a C-130. Ultimate Terrain is not required as it does not cover northern Canada.
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