May 2024: YMM Check-In

YMM Terminal Turns Ten Celebration

The YMM Terminal is turning ten, and we are inviting the community to come celebrate with us on June 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the YMM Courtyard, Level 1. Team YMM, along with community partners, is hosting a FREE community event. The celebration will include music, games, activities, prizes, bouncy castle, loot bags (for the first 50 children) on Arrivals, Level 1, and barbecue lunch in the Courtyard. 

Let’s commemorate a decade of accomplishments and create cherished memories at the YMM Terminal. Follow us on social media to enter our YMM Terminal Turns Ten Contest to win great prizes coming soon!

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YMM Digital Art Exhibit Event

The Fort McMurray Airport Authority launched the YMM Digital Art Exhibit featuring Lynel Baguio’s “Unraveling the Mosaic: Puzzling the Pieces of Our Region” in the Observation Area on May 1.

Lynel, a third-year nursing student at Keyano College, spoke to the meaning behind the photos in his exhibit to the 50+ guests in attendance. Guests also enjoyed refreshments and live music by Dan Gillies. As Lynel’s career aspirations include working with seniors, the Fort McMurray Airport Authority had puzzles created, featuring photos of his exhibit, to donate to the Golden Years Society, Rotary House Seniors Lodge, and the Willow Square Continuing Care Centre. 

A big thank you to Sandy Grandison, St. Aidan’s Society, Michael Hurlburt, Fort McMurray Golden Years Society, and Nyasha Eshello, Wood Buffalo Housing, for attending our event and accepting the puzzles on behalf of the long-term care facilities.

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The 2024 Alberta Aviation Conference

Denean Robinson, President & CEO of the Fort McMurray Airport Authority was joined by fellow industry leaders on the Charting the Future of Alberta Airport Panel at the 2024 Alberta Aviation Conference in Calgary.

Joining Denean was Monette Pasher, Canadian Airports Council, Chris Miles, Calgary International Airport (YYC), Carmen Donnelly, Edmonton International Airport (YEG) and Steve Michoulas as the moderator. The annual conference brought aviation professionals, enthusiasts and pioneers together to network and discuss the future of aerospace.

Elevate Aviation’s 2024

Cross Country Tour at YMM

YMM, in partnership with Girls Inc. and Elevate Aviation, invite youth aged 12-18 to learn about the many career opportunities in aviation and tour YMM. Guests will hear from leaders in the industry, including President & CEO of the Fort McMurray Airport Authority Denean Robinson, Pilot Carolyn Spence and more! Door prizes, swag and refreshments provided. Best of all, this enriching experience is entirely FREE of charge!

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Community Celebrations at YMM

In April, YMM proudly hosted two community events, including FuseSocial’s Leadership Wood Buffalo Graduation and NorthWord Magazine’s Issue 29 launch event. Copies of the edition can be found throughout the YMM terminal for passengers to enjoy during their travels.

The Fort McMurray Airport Authority offers free rental space to non-profit organizations. To learn more about our rental spaces available at YMM, visit Rentals & Leasing – FMAA | FMAA (

YMM Connections

Catch a YMM Connection to London, England (LHR) via WestJet and be there in only 11 hours and 25 minutes! There are multiple flight opportunities for your European travel through YYC Calgary International Airport. Check out the iconic clock tower (Big Ben) in Central London and many of the city’s best tourist attractions. Find all the information on Visit London, the official guide to England’s exciting capital.

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YMM in the News

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Spotlight on Peter Jordan

Peter Jordan, the Base Manager at Heli Source Ltd., has dedicated 20 years to Fort McMurray, Alberta. Originally a cabinet maker, he discovered his passion for flying at 29 and has since accumulated 14,320 flight hours.

Peter has been involved in numerous wildfire efforts and appreciates the freedom and breathtaking landscapes that flying offers. As a dedicated pilot and manager, his logistical skills are crucial in coordinating large-scale projects.

With a team of five pilots, he ensures efficient navigation and resource allocation. Peter’s expertise and commitment make him an invaluable asset to Heli Source Ltd., continually soaring to new heights in the field of aviation.

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Cadets Tour YMM Campus

The 868 YMM Rotary Northstar Fort McMurray Air Cadets came for a campus tour to meet and greet with Team YMM on April 27. They made stops at Phoenix Heli-Flight and Fort McMurray International Airport, where they met with the Phoenix pilots, YMM staff and firefighters. The Cadets had the privilege of an insightful tour, getting a close look at the aircraft and equipment. Many thanks to all involved for their time and support. Special thanks to Captain Thomas Hopkins for capturing the photo.

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Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign

Team YMM shared smiles as they celebrated the Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign. The annual campaign was launched on April 29 and concludes on May 5. Throughout the week, volunteers in the community helped create delightful cookies, with all proceeds donated to the Northern Lights Health Foundation. Hats off to our YMM Tim Hortons Team. Together, we made a difference!

On the YMM Runway: Air Canada Take Off

FMAA’s Airport Maintenance Manager, Jeff Vader, captured an Air Canada flight taking off from the Fort McMurray International Airport on April 26.

End of the Runway – Airport Humour

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