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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.

 

 

Check out COPA Flight 84's COPA for Kids Event on July 21st, 2018.

Club News & Events

"The Gathering of the Classics" Needs You!

Volunteers are needed for the 30th Aunnual Gathering of the Classics.  PDW will be on display and we need to have members take shifts "manning the booth".  The Classics is despirately in need of volunteers to help park cars and aircraft.  Please visit this link and fill in the survey if you can help.  Thanks!

July 2018

COPA for Kids

Saturday, July 21st at CNV8

The planning for our first COPA for Kids event is going well. Pre-registrations are rolling in and we have great support from our membership. While it looks like we have the number of volunteers we need, drop Karen an email if you want to help.

All volunteers: please email Karen (beanster11@live.ca) to confirm your commitment to the event.  

Members who wish to fly kids in PDW should create a back-up booking on July 21st in our calendar. Harrison will be coordinating the flying schedule and needs to know who is interested.  A minimum commitment of two flights of about 20 minutes each is required.  Remember that the full cost of your flights is your responsibility.  Email Harrison if you have any questions about flying PDW in the event.

President's Message

Greetings,

Wishing everyone a Happy Canada Day. I trust everyone enjoyed the hot long weekend, hopefully with family and friends. Regrettably, I was not able to attend the Club BBQ due to work commitments but I thank everyone who attended and for the members that assisted putting it together.

June 2018

President's Message

Hello BFC Members,

I am happy to report it looks like summer is here and the flying weather has vastly improved. The return of summer weather will no doubt bring more traffic to Edenvale and the surrounding area. Please be more cautious flying in the busy season.

I would like to remind all flying members about the importance of checking NOTAMs.  Here are a couple of local examples.  One NOTAM describes the CNV8 Skydive operation that is back for the summer. Another recent NOTAM covered airspace and CYLS access restrictions due to the Borden Airshow.  This COPA article cites 16 incursions into the airshow airspace causing delays to the show.  Don't be complacent: carefully review NOTAMs for every flight as it is easy to get into a sticky situation if you miss something.

The 2018 Board of Directors has been established with some familiar and some new faces:

  • President – Harrison Drake
  • Vice President – Allan Ross
  • Secretary – Mark Szwarc
  • Treasurer – Paul Grenier
  • PRM – Steve Methot
  • Membership Director – Clive Oosthuizen
  • Events Director – Grant Lloyd
  • Director – Len Martin

I would like to thank all of these gentlemen for their contributions to the club, it is much appreciated.

2018 Annual General Meeting

2018 Annual General Meeting

Saturday, May 5th, 10:00 at the Edenvale Aerodrome

The Borden Flying Club Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at the Edenvale Aerodrome in the conference room at 10:00 on Saturday May 5th, 2018.

It is important to be invovled in the business of our fine club. But if that isn't enough motivation, we will have some BFC branded hats and a shirt as door prizes.  So please do what you can to be there!

Harrison Drake
President

What's Up

Events and Announcements

We’re looking ahead to a great spring and summer of flying and events, as hard as it may be to believe looking out the window today. Here’s the events on our calendar for the next 3 months. Hopefully lots of members find the time to participate.

May 26: Airport Doors Open and Pancake breakfast. COPA event -hoping for lots of fly-in guests too.

June 23: Our annual BFC BBQ.  We’ll do Saturday lunch again this year as it seemed to be a popular option last year.

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
President