Charlie Leake Field

British Columbia. Airport
North of village of McBride
53.315 N 120.1705 W GoogleGeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 2021
Commanding Officer Charlie Leake

Commanding Officer Charlie Leake

McBride’s 830m airstrip is named for Lieutenant Colonel Charles Leake [b. ca. 1932], raised in McBride. Leake retired from the military after 27 years and returned to the McBride area. As of 2022 he was living in Comox, British Columbia.

Leake was a partner in CCI Aviation. CCI stood for Charlie Chitwood, Charlie Leake, and Ian Monroe.

The airstrip, CAV4, accommodates small aircraft, and is operated by the Village of McBride.


  • Arnold, Andrea. “Charlie Leake, veteran, still soaring through life in his 80s.” Rocky Mountain Goat, November 10 (2020). Rocky Mountain Goat
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