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

Club News & Events

July 2019

President's Message

Summer is Here - Finally!

Well the hot weather has finally arrived along with some well deserved flying weather. First off I would like to thank Dr. Thom Stiff for an amazing job at coordinating the engine rebuild and break in procedure. Tom has spent countless hours ensuring that everything was completed as quickly as possible and within budget.

Also would like to thank all the members that contributed to the proper break in procedure for the first 25 hours. As it was done by the book, this engine should last us a long time. I also see that we have steady bookings on the airplane at the moment, which is a great sign that we have an active club.

On another note it looks like the rock concert at Edenvale has been canceled. The good news is this means flying as usual and the airplane will not be moved to another location. I hope everybody has a happy and productive summer, safe flying.

Randy Van Ness

PDW Maintenance

Maintenance Update

Annual Flying Member Survey

A couple of people let me know that they didn't receive the email reminding them about the survey of flying members. If you use a mobile device like an iPad for the booking system, then you would also have missed the pop-up reminder. The survey is over due. If you are a flying member and have not completed it please do so as soon as you can. Here is the link: Once you have completed the survey email if you have been locked out of the booking system and need to be reinstated. Thank you.

June 2019

Annual Club BBQ - This Saturday!

The Annual BFC BBQ is on June 15 at our hangar at 1230. The club will provide burgers, sausages and soft drinks. Any sides or deserts members contribute would be appreciated. This event will take place rain or shine.  We have large canopies available to provide cover protection in the event of inclement weather.

If you can volunteer at the COPA for Kids on July 20, and haven’t already let Karen or I know, please take a minute and do so.

Grant Lloyd
Events Director


Snag Reporting

Please follow these guidelines when reporting snags...

The management of Snags is critical to the safe operation of PDW. If you encounter anything that needs attention please follow this process:

PDW Maintenance Update

PDW Maintenance Update

Engine Break-In Continues

Thanks to the efforts of Randy, Jim, Bruce, and Mark (and Orillia Aviation)...

PDW is now returned to service.

The engine has had a top-end overhaul, a new ELT installed, a worn tire and tube replaced, and her wheel pants installed.

For at least the next 25 hours the engine must be operated under "break-in" limitations. This means:

  1. Normal run-up and takeoff procedures.
  2. No circuits! Long flights are best for break-in. Make throttle changes slowly and smoothly. Keep the engine hot!
  3. PLEASE: ABSOLUTELY NO CLOSED THROTTLE LANDINGS. Ease the aircraft down slowly. Smoothly and gradually ease back the power until roll-out. Closed throttle landings can lead to glazing and only honing the cylinder walls can remedy that.
  4. Keep a vigilant eye on the oil level. During the break-in cycle the oil consumption is sometimes excessive and random. Don't count on uniform oil depletion. USE ONLY AEROSHELL 100 Mineral oil. You will find lots in the hangar.
  5. Altitudes should be limited to 5500 feet, or thereabouts, to prevent the power from dropping below 65%; review the power settings in the POH. In cruise, vary the power settings every 15 or 20 minutes or so, bearing in mind not to drop below 65%. Keep the engine hot! 

PDW is a pretty lady! Treat her well and she'll be a great companion for many years.

Finally, with new tires all round, we should try to keep off the brakes. Heels on the floor.

Tom Stiff

PDW Back In Service

PDW Back In Service Soon!

Special Flight Ops Announcement Regarding Engine Break-In

Good morning. First, I’d like to thank everybody for attending the club meeting yesterday morning. Captain Bruce DeGeer gave us an excellent talk and PowerPoint presentation on his military and Air Canada career. Dr. Thomas Stiff provided an in-depth update on PDW, along with the required break-in procedure.

The first 10 hours is extremely critical for a new engine. We hope to have the initial break-in completed this week and expect to have PDW back in service early next week. After 10 hours of operation there must be an oil change and filter inspection.  In the first 25 hours of operation there circuits are not permitted.  Flights with long cruise segments will make for a better break-in resulting in longer engine life.

Conduct the normal engine start and warm-up procedures. Take-off should be at full power, remembering to close the cowl flaps during after takeoff checks.  Cruise power settings must be between 65% and 75%, alternating settings every 10 to 15 minutes.  This maintains the high engine temperatures required to properly seat the piston rings.  Power settings for various altitudes are found in the operating handbook.  Flying at a density altitude of 5000 feet is the best scenario.  

Monitor oil temperature and pressure more vigilantly during break-in.  Oil temperature should not exceed 220 at any time.

The entire approach to landing must be conducted with power on. Power setting changes must be smooth.  Of course, full flap is usually required for this operation.

We thank you all for your continued patience. I think that we will find the wait was worth it once PDW is back in service.

Randy Van Ness
Flight Operations & President