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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.

We have something to offer renters, owners and aviation enthusiasts alike. If you would like further information or are interested in becoming a member please contact us at membership@bordenflyingclub.com.

More informaiton coming on COPA Flight 84's COPA for Kids Event on July 20th, 2019.

Club News & Events

April 2019

President's Message

Board Members Needed!

Greetings,

I am very happy to see some warmer temperatures and a turn in the weather! However, at the time of this writing I'm looking forward to days off work soon and there is snow in the forecast... it figures! The spring weather us upon us and I hope the good weather will stick around and the club can get some flying in.

The AGM is fast approaching and with that I am  urging members to come forward and volunteer for the 2019 Board of Directors for the Borden Flying Club.  Click here to go to the nomination form.

I have been involved with the Board of Directors since 2016 and it has been an privilege to work with the Board Members, both former and current. The hard work and dedication of the Board ensures the membership has a safe, reliable airplane to enjoy. The flying club keeps many pilots flying who would otherwise be out of General Aviation due to high cost of our passion. This club is very important for me as it and I am very happy with the direction the club is heading. I am very proud of the initiatives that the flying club has taken on such as COPA for Kids, working to inspire the next generation of aviators. I am grateful that I had opportunity to act as President of the flying club and I appreciate all the hard work from everyone who has contributed to the greater good of General Aviation.

March 2019

President's Message

Board Shuffle and Call for Nominees

Greetings Everyone,

Winter has been long, and I don’t know about everyone else, but I am sure looking forward to spring! I wanted to let the club know that we’ve had some shuffling of the Board of Directors. Steve Methot our PRM, whom most of you know serves in the RCAF has been sent overseas for a 6-month deployment. Steve’s contributions and commitment over the year have been excellent and I wanted to extend my thanks. We are looking forward to him returning home safely and having a few hangar beers! Tom Stiff has graciously offered to take on PRM duties for which I am very appreciative. The Board of Directors contact page has been updated to reflect this change. 

I wanted to again extend my thanks to the volunteer Board of Directors team, who without their time and dedication the administration of the club would not be possible. We are coming up to April which means the AGM. We are looking for club members to participate and volunteer to be on the Board of Directors. I want to emphasize once again that this club cannot operate without dedicated volunteers and we need your help! Please reach out if you have any interest in serving with the board. Click here to go to the nomination form.

Maintenance

A quick update on the maintenance front. PDW just underwent an oil change. As we get closer to engine overhaul we will be doing oil changes every 25 hours to more closely monitor. Details are being finalized however, please expect some downtime as early as April for the overhaul process. Details will be communicated to the membership when available.

February 2019

President's Message

Short and Long Term Planning

Greetings Everyone,

Hopefully everyone has been keeping warm during the deep freeze. I wanted to remind the membership April is fast approaching! The Board will be looking for volunteers for the 2019 term and I ask anyone that is interested to reach out. The club will not run without the dedicated volunteers who take care of the administration required to keep PDW's prop spinning.

PDW's engine as I am sure PRM Steve will mention is being monitored closely as we get closer to engine overhaul. Oil analysis are being completed with every oil change so that we can best determine the right time to do an engine overhaul. This will come with some downtime obviously; our goal is to best plan this maintenance to minimize the impact to the flying members.

Dialogue has been started with the board on the long-term objectives for the airplane asset with the club. I believe we need to start asking questions on where we see the club and aircraft in the next 5 to 10 years. Questions like, after engine overhaul, should be invest in a new interior for the airplane, further avionics upgrades and so on. The other option to be consider is selling PDW and look to get into a newer aircraft. All of these options cost a great deal of money as we must make sure we are making the correct financial decisions for the club.

December 2018

President's Message

Merry Christmas!

Hopefully this doesn’t come too early for everyone, but I wanted to extend my best wishes and a Merry Christmas to all the members as we start the month of December. I want to thank all flying members for their patience as we work through the COM 2 installation, fuel repair, and annual. These larger projects unfortunately tend to drag on despite everyone’s best efforts. Please rest assured the Board working to have these projects completed as quickly as possible while not compromising quality and safety. The good news is the downtime has been during the worst of  November weather. Updates on the progress will be provided via email though aircraftclubs.com and the calendar is being kept up to date with maintenance bookings.

The Garmin Com 2 has been installed and I have forwarded the user manual. The manual is available on the Borden Flying Club website, so all interested parties can reference (click here). The unit is very slick and has a warranty to boot. It also has useful functions like a timer (the Garmin GNS480 GPS/COM has this as well). This could be a good time to brush up on the functions of PDW equipment. I was watching a MzeroA video on youtube (https://youtu.be/QN2Ia8Po0OY) and it was taking about how most GA pilots are only using a small portion of our avionics. It’s an interesting watch.

In closing, for all flying members staying current over the winter, please ensure you give yourself some extra time to prepare PDW for the cold weather flying. Take care when walking and taxiing around the airport and keep an eye on the wingtips and snow banks!

Safe Flying

Harrison Drake
President

November 2018 - Meeting Reminder

Just a quick note to remind everyone that Randy will be presenting a "Winter Ops" session this Saturday at 10:00 in the Edenvale meeting room. Everyone is welcome! We hope to see you out there. If you have any questions please contact Randy (randyvanness@yahoo.ca) or Grant (events@bordenflyingclub.com).  

Saturday, 17 November   10:00