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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

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 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 ( 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

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 ( or Grant (  

Saturday, 17 November   10:00

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.