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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Tat Island.

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Around Tat Island ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Fort McMurray. It is located about 19 miles [30 km] to the south of Tat Island. Fort McMurray has a population of 61,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Anzac. It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the southeast of Tat Island and has a population of 590 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Fort MacKay   [Map]   521   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Gregoire Lake Estates   [Map]   ---   S   38 miles [61.2 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Waterways   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]

Airports Near Tat Island ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Tat Island.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Muskeg Tower Airport   [Map]   CFW4   ENE   23 miles [37 km]
Fort McMurray Airport (YMM/CYMM)   [Map]   CYMM   SSE   25 miles [40.2 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Tat Island.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Tat Island. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Fort McMurray Airport (YMM/CYMM)   [Map]   CYMM   SSE   25 miles [40.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Muskeg Tower Airport   [Map]   CFW4   ENE   23 miles [37 km]
Gordon Lake Airport   [Map]   CFW2   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Birch Mountain Airport   [Map]   CFM2   NNW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Namur Lake Airport   [Map]   CFB5   WNW   56 miles [90.1 km]
Grande Airport   [Map]   CFA5   SSW   57 miles [91.7 km]
Johnson Lake Airport   [Map]   CFL9   NE   57 miles [91.7 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
        Website for Edmonton Internationl Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fort McMurray Airport   (YMM/CYMM)   [Map]
        Website for Fort McMurray Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Tat Island were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Tat Island. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tat Island) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tat Island. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 57.0068, Longitude: -111.4567     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Tat Island), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tat Island.



 
 
 

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