Lt. Col W.G. (Billy) Barker, VC Airport or Dauphin Airport, formerly the Dauphin Regional Airport, is located 3 miles south of Dauphin. It is named after the top Canadian fighter ace in WW I, Dauphin resident William George Barker.
The airport was originally established as RCAF Station Dauphin as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.
Airport flight information:
The airport has 3 runways, 14/32 is the main asphalt runway and is 150’ wide and 5003’ in length. A second asphalt cross wind runway 08/26 that is 75’ wide and 2703’ feet in length, finally a third gravel crosswind runway that is 60’ wide and 2110’ in length.
The main runway 14/32 is equipped with ODAL’s (omni directional approach lighting) and PAPI’s (precision approach path indicator. Elevation is 999” and geographical position is N51 06 05 W100 03 12 3S 6°E, 122.3 MHz is the Major frequency, and 128.6 MHz is the AWOS (automated weather observation system) operated by NavCanada. The frequency is manned by Brandon Radio Services (NavCanada) Monday – Friday from 6AM- 8PM daily, outside of those hours it is self-broadcast. The runway lights are RCAL (remotely) controlled by way of 122.3 MHz radio frequency.
The fuel system is a self-serve 24hour card lock that accepts Visa or MasterCard, there are 2 fuel types 100LL (low lead) and Jet A-1.
There is a large modern passenger terminal with check-in desks, washrooms, waiting area, coffee, water, and wi-fi.
The airport is home to a small fleet of private airplanes, a destination for air ambulance flights for the Parkland region and seasonal overnight station for water bombers and helicopters.
Brandon Flight School operates a satellite school from the Dauphin airport which started in August 2021.
Our local taxi service provides ground transportation to and from the airport.