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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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Club News & Events

January 2018

President's Message

Greetings and Happy New Year.

I hope all members of BFC had an opportunity to enjoy the holidays with family and friends. On behalf of the board, whishing everything a happy healthy 2018 with blue skies and cheap 100LL.

We start off 2018 with a true Canadian winter. I would like to remind all members to be safe and keep an eye on the temperatures. Proper engine preheats are critical to keep PDW in good shape. Help from all members is appreciated with the snow removal around the hangar. The airport is only responsible for the taxi lanes and it’s up to us to keep the hangar door clear of snow. With the frigid temperatures, the January bookings has been slow, a reminder for members to keep an eye on their logbook and ensure they are in compliancy with the 60-day currency.

Not sure if there is an appetite for snowmobiling with our members, but I did a sled trip out to the airport and the trails were great. If anyone is interested in doing a BFC Club ride let me know and I will put something together. I would like to thank all board members for their contributions to the club and members for the safe operation of PDW. Wishing everyone the best for 2018.

There will be a Board of Directors meeting January 10 from 2000L-2200L. If there is any interest from members to join this meeting please let me know.

Harrison Drake

November 2017

President's Message


November will be a busy month with the annual of PDW. Any members who are interested in helping out at the hangar while in maintenance please reach out and let me know. The annual inspection will be carried out at Central Aero at Edenvale Airport. The booking calendar will be kept up to date so please check there for updates. We are working diligently to have the airplane return to operation as soon as possible.

The temperatures are falling and once the annual is completed I suspect winter will be upon us or very close. A friendly reminder to ensure the airplane is pre-heated for cold weather operations.

Best Regards,

Harrison Drake

Flight Operations

Inside the Envelope

With PDW away for a long maintenance period, and the numerous cancelled flights due to October's strong winds, many members are encroaching upon the end of their flight currency.

When the airplane is flying again, we will work quickly to have everyone's currency requirements addressed. Additionally, we will have one our skilled and experienced members join us in flight operations to help with training and checkouts - hopefully this winter.

Stay warm

October 2017

President's Message


Weather so far this fall has been great for flying.  It's nice to see that PDW has been kept busy.

All members should keep an eye on the temperatures and use engine preheat when required (any time outside tempuratures are below 5°C). The intructions on how to use the Tanis heater remote control are found here in our file repository.  For those who still aren't sure how to use the Switch Box for preheat please ask.

The engine blanket should be installed after every flight when putting the airplane away. Currently the blanket is in the back cabinet. I'd appreciate it if the next person who flies the airplane could put it on.

The Annual has been tentatively scheduled for November. Please keep an eye on the schedule as I expect the dates to change a couple of days here and there based on how the inspections go.

Note that I will be unavailable October 12-20, 2017. In my absence, use the snag form on the club website as usual, or contact Paul Grenier directly for urgent maintenance issues.

As we have done in previous years the club will run the night flying special for the airplane. Details are available below.  Try to take advantage if you have appropriate night checkout and currency.

Harrison Drake

New Website Host Provider

BFC has a new provider for our web hosting service.

As always, if you encounter problems with the site please contact Mark:

September 2017

President's Message


On behalf of all the Board of Directors, I would like to start by thanking the outgoing President, Chris Thompson, for his dedication and years of service to the club. Chris’ contributions to the Borden Flying Club have made the club a great place for both flying and social members. I look forward to flying together and shooting the breeze at the club’s social events.

I have accepted the President role and will carry out these duties along with the PRM role until the completion of the term. Additionally, Mark Szwarc has agreed to assume the role of Vice President.  He will also continue providing IT support. These decisions were carried out through a vote of the Board of Directors.

I would like to send out an additional thanks to the other Board Members who volunteer their time: without these contributions this club would not be possible. The Borden Flying Club represents a group of members whom are passionate about aviation and are trying to keep General Aviation alive in Canada. Clubs like ours are few and far between in Canada and we all must do our part to ensure the club continues on for another 60 years. I encourage all members to contribute to the flying club and remember we are all volunteers, many hands make light work.

We plan to resume our regularly scheduled social events to which Director Grant Lloyd has been gracious enough to plan. For those of you who have noticed the bulletin board on the side of the hangar at NV8 the entrance, this is Grants handy work. I encourage all members to check it out next time through the airport.

If any member has suggestions or comments I welcome them, please feel free to reach out. I also ask members truly consider volunteering and anyone who is interested please let me know.

Fly safe.

Harrison Drake