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Aerial, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Aerial.

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Around Aerial ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Strathmore. It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the southwest of Aerial. Strathmore has a population of 12,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Drumheller. It lies just northwest of Aerial and has a population of 8,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2006
Acme   [Map]   656   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Bassano   [Map]   1,345   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Beiseker   [Map]   804   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Big Valley   [Map]   351   N   41 miles [66 km]
Carbon   [Map]   570   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Elnora   [Map]   275   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Gleichen   [Map]   ---   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Hanna   [Map]   2,847   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Irricana   [Map]   1,243   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Linden   [Map]   660   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Rockyford   [Map]   349   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Rosedale   [Map]   ---   SE   Less than 2 miles
Standard   [Map]   380   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Three Hills   [Map]   3,160   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Trochu   [Map]   1,005   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Chancellor   [Map]   ---   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Craigmyle   [Map]   ---   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Delia   [Map]   207   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Dorothy   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
East Coulee   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hesketh   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hussar   [Map]   187   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Michichi   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Morrin   [Map]   253   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Munson   [Map]   217   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Nacmine   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Rosebud   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Rosedale Station   [Map]   ---   SE   Less than 2 miles
Rowley   [Map]   ---   N   23 miles [37 km]
Wayne   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Aerial ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Carbon   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the West of Aerial   [Map]
Chancellor   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Dorothy   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Drumheller   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rockyford   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rosebud   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rosedale   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Rosedale Station   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Standard   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Aerial.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Aerial. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the Province of Alberta

    Alberta Tourism

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Aerial ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Drumheller Muni.   [Map]   CEG4   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Ostergard's Airport   [Map]   CDO2   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Rockyford Airport   [Map]   CFC6   WSW   22 miles [35.4 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 Aerial.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Aerial. 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
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   WSW   62 miles [99.8 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   NNW   135 miles [217.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   NW   74 miles [119.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Drumheller Muni.   [Map]   CEG4   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Ostergard's Airport   [Map]   CDO2   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Rockyford Airport   [Map]   CFC6   WSW   22 miles [35.4 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.

Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
        Website for Calgary International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
        Website for Edmonton Internationl Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.   (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]
        Website for Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
        Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Aerial. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Aerial 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 Aerial. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Aerial) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aerial. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.4291, Longitude: -112.6521     [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 Aerial), 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 Aerial.