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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.

Club News & Events

Christmas 2019

President's Message

First off I’d like to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season. We’re sad that we didn’t have a Christmas party at Edenvale for the club, however thanks to Karen there was a party after all, and a dinner at a restaurant in Barrie.

Also, a wonderful reception was held at the Edenvale Aerodrome. It was a an amazing evening, Milan and his wife Anna Maria put on an excellent reception with food, entertainment and fine wine.

As you know from the last message, our airplane has been very sick and is been repaired as we speak.

Below, you'll find an update from Thomas Stiff on the current status of PDW.

We will look forward to seeing everyone in January at our first meeting of the new year.

Take care, enjoy the holidays and be safe.

Randy Van Ness
President

PDW Maintenance

PDW is progressing nicely.

Both bearings on the stab have been replaced and all the cables tensioned and pulleys lubricated. It has been reassembled. The problem with the flaps has been corrected and they are working perfectly.

The cracked rear bulkhead has been repaired and painted. The cracked fairing on the tail (stab) has been replaced and painted.

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December 2019

President's Message

PDW Engine Update

I have to relay some unfortunate news to the club. A number of issues were identified during PDW’s annual inspection. First, fine metal particles continue to be found in the oil filter. This means that the work done earlier did not resolve the problem as we had hoped. The Board has decided that the only course of action is to rebuild the engine.

The flaps were only extending to 20 degrees.  This has been diagnosed and is being repaired.

Another unfortunate finding was a crack on the aft bulkhead. A repair kit for this is offered, but it may be hard to find. We have people working hard to source this for us. In addition to the above work, we will be replacing the navigation light lenses (on order) and change the stabilator bearings.

As you would expect, the engine replacement and bulkhead work will delay the return to service for PDW. At this point we are looking at mid-January. When we do get her back, PDW will have a zero-time engine. We will keep you updated if anything changes.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Tom Stiff, who has been putting in a great deal of effort during the inspection and follow-up work.

Randy Van Ness
President

PDW Maintenance

Annual Inspection - More Details

In discussing the issues with Orillia Aviation, they had a few comments to pass along.  

November 2019

President's Message

Winter is Coming!

Summer is long gone and fall is here for sure; a hint of winter is already coming at us. I’m glad to see that the airplane is being booked as much as it is, considering the weather that we’ve had lately.

I’d like to thank Grant LLoyd for arranging and bringing an excellent speaker last month. Our guest speaker was Michael Heinz of Zenith aircraft out of Midland.

Michael gave an excellent presentation on the different aircraft that they manufacture, the progression of the company, and how it’s modernized. Also how the kits are very simple now and they could be constructed by almost anybody.

They only have 18 employees in Midland but they ship all around the world.

I encourage everybody to attend the meetings every third Saturday of the month at Edenvale.

Randy Van Ness
President

September 2019

President's Message

Good afternoon everyone.

Sadly it looks like fall has arrived. But that being said, the cooler temperatures present some really nice flying conditions. Jim's article on Autumn flying has some great info!

We’re looking forward to our first meeting after the summer on Thursday the 19th of September, Edenvale, 19:00 hours. The meeting cannot be held on Saturday as we have the COPA for kids event on the 21st.  Check out Grant's article on events below for details.

Look forward to seeing everyone there.
Regards,

Randy Van Ness
President