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Borden Flying Club

Up-to-date hangar facilitiesFederally incorporated in 1958 as the Centralia Flying Club, the BFC changed its name after relocating to CFB Borden in 1967. In the fall of 2004 the club moved to Lake Simcoe Regional Airport (CNB9) following Base Borden's decision to close the aerodrome and in March 2007 the club moved to its current home at Edenvale Aerodrome. The Borden Flying Club is open to everyone.

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Check out COPA Flight 84's COPA for Kids Event on July 21st, 2018.

Club News & Events

October 2018

Flight Operations

Strong wind handling Techniques

Well the cooler weather is on the way, so at next month’s meeting we’ll be covering winter operations. I’m looking forward to this month’s meeting on the 20th, and hearing about Leath Greenwood‘s experience in the military.

This month I wanted to send along an excellent article written by a dear friend of mine, Jack Proctor. Jack is currently an Air Canada Captain on the B787. Jack still teaches four days a month at Seneca College in Peterborough. Jack has had a class one instructor rating for the past 30 years. We were talking one day about strong wind handling and landing techniques that students and private pilots use. From our discussion, he wrote this article for the safety magazine for Seneca College. I hope you enjoy.

Click here for the article: Don't Stop Flying Until You've Got It Tied Down


Randy Van Ness
Flight Ops

September 2018

President's Message

Great Summer & The Future of PDW

Greetings Aviators,

As summer is winding down I hope everyone had a chance to enjoy with family and friends. I hope to see everyone at the Airport Social September 14th; it should be a good time. I want to extend my thanks to the Edenvale Airport team who is sponsoring this event.

PDW saw lots of flying this summer, and it all went very well for the most part. I had a great time at the COPA 4 Kids event and want to pass along my praise to all who contributed and attended. It was a really great event and something I am looking forward to doing again next year.

I want to thank all members for the support and assistance keeping the airplane and hangar in neat and tidy order. All club members must work together to ensure everyone is doing their part as the club will not thrive if members simply “rent” the airplane. Thank you to everyone for your continued support and contributions.

In the near future we will be sending out a survey for the flying members of the club. The Board is looking for feedback from the flying members of PDW on current and future needs and wants. This feedback is very important, and I urge all flying members to take some time and complete the survey. Click here to get to the survey.

The Board is working on a new COM 2 option in the near future. In the meantime, a reminder to all flying members that there is a "Monitor" function on the Garmin 480. If anyone is unfamiliar with this feature please don’t hesitate to reference the manual on the Pilot Resource section of the BFC website or ask for help.


"The Gathering of the Classics" Needs You!

Volunteers are needed for the 30th Aunnual Gathering of the Classics.  PDW will be on display and we need to have members take shifts "manning the booth".  The Classics is despirately in need of volunteers to help park cars and aircraft.  Please visit this link and fill in the survey if you can help.  Thanks!

July 2018

COPA for Kids

Saturday, July 21st at CNV8

The planning for our first COPA for Kids event is going well. Pre-registrations are rolling in and we have great support from our membership. While it looks like we have the number of volunteers we need, drop Karen an email if you want to help.

All volunteers: please email Karen ( to confirm your commitment to the event.  

Members who wish to fly kids in PDW should create a back-up booking on July 21st in our calendar. Harrison will be coordinating the flying schedule and needs to know who is interested.  A minimum commitment of two flights of about 20 minutes each is required.  Remember that the full cost of your flights is your responsibility.  Email Harrison if you have any questions about flying PDW in the event.

President's Message


Wishing everyone a Happy Canada Day. I trust everyone enjoyed the hot long weekend, hopefully with family and friends. Regrettably, I was not able to attend the Club BBQ due to work commitments but I thank everyone who attended and for the members that assisted putting it together.

June 2018

President's Message

Hello BFC Members,

I am happy to report it looks like summer is here and the flying weather has vastly improved. The return of summer weather will no doubt bring more traffic to Edenvale and the surrounding area. Please be more cautious flying in the busy season.

I would like to remind all flying members about the importance of checking NOTAMs.  Here are a couple of local examples.  One NOTAM describes the CNV8 Skydive operation that is back for the summer. Another recent NOTAM covered airspace and CYLS access restrictions due to the Borden Airshow.  This COPA article cites 16 incursions into the airshow airspace causing delays to the show.  Don't be complacent: carefully review NOTAMs for every flight as it is easy to get into a sticky situation if you miss something.

The 2018 Board of Directors has been established with some familiar and some new faces:

  • President – Harrison Drake
  • Vice President – Allan Ross
  • Secretary – Mark Szwarc
  • Treasurer – Paul Grenier
  • PRM – Steve Methot
  • Membership Director – Clive Oosthuizen
  • Events Director – Grant Lloyd
  • Director – Len Martin

I would like to thank all of these gentlemen for their contributions to the club, it is much appreciated.