North of village of McBride
53.315 N 120.1705 W Google — GeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 2021
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