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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

March 2018

President's Message

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Greetings Aviators,

I hope this message finds everyone well. As I write there is absolutely no snow to be seen on my lawn, which is bad for my snowmobile season but has me thinking more about springtime and flying. The Borden Flying Club has a major achievement to report in our 60th year of flying. Your flying club is now the proud owner of PDW! The final payment for the balance of the airplane went through and the cheque didn’t bounce! I want to thank all the current and previous board members whom contributed to this major milestone.

I would like to remind all members to ensure the hangar door is closed and locked once you are done. The hangar door was discovered open and all the lights were on. Please ensure you lock up and shut down the lights when done.

April is approaching which means it's time to pay our 2018 Annual Membership Dues:
Flying Members: $300.00
Social: $50.00

The 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held May 5. This is a little later than typical, however due to scheduling conflicts this is the soonest it can be held. A reminder has been sent out asking members to considering volunteering for the Board of Directors. Members in good standing with the club are able to vote to elect Board Members.

Safe flying,

Harrison Drake

2018-2019 Board of Directors - Call for Volunteers

2018-2019 Board of Directors

Call for Volunteers


<<Standing and shouting, high on my soap box:>>

It is that time of the year again! The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Borden Flying Club is fast approaching along with what we hope is a busy spring and summer of flying. The date of our AGM is to be determined: we will notify you soon.

I wanted to send out this email ahead of that announcement to ask club members to consider volunteering for the Board of Directors. For the 2018 year, we require volunteers to assist in the administration of the club on the Board. Like most of our members, I am passionate about aviation. The Borden Flying Club offers the aviation enthusiast the opportunity for economical access to an airplane. The alternative to tear holes through the sky comes at a substantially greater cost or on less desirable aircraft (We are all very proud of PDW!).

The Borden Flying Club was incorporated in 1958, and this year 2018, represents 60 years of service to General Aviation (GA). The Board volunteers put in countless hours to ensure the tradition of the flying club and GA in Canada carries on for the future generations. I truly hope the club can continue on for another 60 years.

The sustainability of our flying club is dependent upon the volunteer’s contributions to keep members flying. I urge any members who are interested in contributing to the Board of Directors to click here to fill in the nomination form or drop me a line ( if you have any questions.

February 2018

President's Message

Busy Winter

Hopefully the worst of the winter is behind us. Flying looks like it is picking up on the airplane. I thank all the members who have contributed to snow removal around the hangar so far this winter. Please ensure everyone is careful when walking around the ramp and hangar in the slippery conditions.

A reminder about the Switchbox/Tanis heater email: the decision has been made to keep the airplane Tanis heater plugged in at all times during the cold winter weather. Please do not turn it off via the app.

I look forward to the February 17 club meeting and talking more with COPA.

April is fast approaching, which means the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and the election of the Board of Directors. If any members are interested in volunteering for any position on the board I ask that you reach out to me. I want to thank the existing board for the many hours of work you have contributed, without you there would be no club.

Harrison Drake

Flight Operations

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A gentle reminder of the club’s currency requirements:

1. Initial checkout, all new members.

2. Minimum, every 60 days log PIC time.

3. Annual Review check (which may be combined with a 60-day recurrent check), once every membership year.

Additional privileges,

4. Night checkout (must already have Night Endorsement).

5. IFR checkout.

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