Largest barely used Airport in Ontario
Centralia is a former British commonwealth Air training Program airfield that was used during the second world war to train pilots to fly and particularly bomber pilots since it was close enough to Lake Huron to use as a practice bombing run target. It's quite a large airfield with the classic triangle layout and original WW2 hangars now converted to private businesses. Glenn Latour is the resident AME who always has time for a chat with any of the pilots who happen to pop into his workshop there. On the other end of the field is a one-stop-shop for aircraft retrofits which has over the past several years gained quite a reputation for doing some very nice work-I'm told they even retain a full-time carpenter for interior remodelling of some higher-end business jets. There's almost always some interesting aircraft to be seen at their end of the field (actually, they own the whole field). Otherwise, the field seems very desolate most of the time with only very light sport traffic in and out of the field despite it's long runways and long-ago decommissioned control tower. Nonetheless, it's a great place to stop to refuel or stretch the legs.
The old control tower
Glenn's shop is just outside of the frame to the right.
From the Air
Centralia airport from the southeast and about 6000 ft. The houses adjacent to the field are the former quarters of the pilots and officers who used to fly there.
On the Ground
Another jet getting refurbished at Centralia. My RV-4 in foreground.