While listening to the Waterloo Control Tower feed, do not expect
constant transmissions. During poor weather, high winds, and during the
winter months, traffic volumes will decline.
and training aircraft will be restricted with
visibility reported at less than 3 miles, and a ceiling of less than
1000 feet. Traditionally, January and February record the lowest traffic
volumes. During the summer,
complete frequency saturation is not uncommon.
Checking the local Kitchener weather
will give you a good idea of what to expect in the way of traffic volumes.
The most recent weather conditions,
presented in an aviation format may be
found by clicking
more general (non aviation) description of current weather and a
forecast, may be found by clicking
Total air traffic movements
for 2011 were approximately 106,000 (up 2% over the previous year), the bulk of which are the light
recreational and training aircraft. With the longest runway at 7000
feet, the airport easily accommodates all manner of business class
executive jets, and the scheduled Airbus 320 and Boeing 737 traffic.