YLW Airport Watch Program
Airport security is a concern for aircraft passengers and our tenants.
To ensure the security of passengers and airport property, many Canadian airports have started a Watch Program. The first Canadian program was established back in 1999 by the Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport. Since then, airports including: Calgary, Vancouver and Halifax have each started their own programs.
In co-ordination with the local RCMP detachment, Canadian Border Service Agency and other agencies, Kelowna International Airport (YLW) has started its own program. Airport Watch is designed to involve the community in reporting any suspicious behaviours on YLW property.
We are asking airport tenants and the surrounding community to be an extra set of eyes and ears around the airport and its property.
Airport Watch volunteers provide the same sort of security as the Neighbourhood Watch Program. Members monitor general aviation procedures, the condition of the fencing, wildlife activity, parking lots, suspicious behaviours and flying debris (FOD) while they enjoy their favorite pastime. They are simply an extra pair of eyes and ears outside the perimeter fence. Their task is to "Observe, Record and Report".