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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

Click here for informaiton on COPA Flight 84's COPA for Kids Event on July 20th, 2019.

Club News & Events

President's Message - May 2019

Message from the President

Club Meeting this Saturday!

Good evening. Just a reminder about this Saturday morning’s meeting at 10 o’clock at the Hanger Bar and Grill restaurant at Edenvale Aerodrome.

It promises to be a great meeting with our guest speaker being one of our own, Air Canada Captain, Bruce DeGeer talking about his past military and present careers.

Also, PRM Dr. Tom Stiff, will give a detailed PowerPoint briefing on the overhaul of PDW and when it will be returned to service. It will be very soon, thankfully!

We will also be formally introducing the new Board of Directors for the 2019/2020 fiscal year.

I look forward to seeing everybody out at our first regular meeting of the new fiscal year.

Randy Van Ness

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PDW Maintenance Update

PDW Engine Update

Findings and Direction

The results of the engine inspection are in and repairs are underway.

One end cap was showing distress marks, which is likely the main culprit. One cylinder showed an unusual wear pattern (uneven ridge marks at the bottom of the stroke).

To ensure that the engine provides another 800 to 1000 reliable hours, a top-end overhaul is the least expensive and also the best option. All four cylinders will be honed and new rings and wrist pin caps installed.  All related components will be cleaned, serviced and adjusted prior to installation.

PDW should airborne within two weeks from today, perhpaps even sooner.

The new wiring harness for the ELT is also being built so that the new ELT should be fully operational when PDW is ready to fly.

Tom Stiff

May 2019

Flight Operations

A Couple of Circuit Pointers

At this point in time PDW has been grounded for safety reasons. As everyone should know when it comes to flying, safety is number one. One way or another she’ll come back either repaired or with a new engine.

I want to provide a couple of short pointers this month. When in the circuit pattern we’ve found that about 17 inches of manifold pressure and 10° of flap will give you a speed of roughly 100 mph on the downwind leg. Speed is particularly important when other aircraft are in the circuit, especially ultra lights. 

If there is a crosswind, remember to crab appropriately to not either crowd the runway or drift too far out. If an engine failure should occur in the circuit you should always be able to return to the runway or the airport. The only exception of course is on departure or the crosswind leg below 700 feet.

Anywhere else in the circuit with an engine failure, immediately head towards the airport and establish a glide at 85 mph. Once you are confident you can make the airport select full flap, or what is appropriate for the current conditions.

When PDW returns to service a lot of members may be out of currency. Reach out to Leath Greenwood, Jim Bertrand, or myself to get current again. Our contact information is on the aircraft clubs booking website.

Randy Van Ness
Flight Ops

April 2019

President's Message

Board Members Needed!


I am very happy to see some warmer temperatures and a turn in the weather! However, at the time of this writing I'm looking forward to days off work soon and there is snow in the forecast... it figures! The spring weather us upon us and I hope the good weather will stick around and the club can get some flying in.

The AGM is fast approaching and with that I am  urging members to come forward and volunteer for the 2019 Board of Directors for the Borden Flying Club.  Click here to go to the nomination form.

I have been involved with the Board of Directors since 2016 and it has been an privilege to work with the Board Members, both former and current. The hard work and dedication of the Board ensures the membership has a safe, reliable airplane to enjoy. The flying club keeps many pilots flying who would otherwise be out of General Aviation due to high cost of our passion. This club is very important for me as it and I am very happy with the direction the club is heading. I am very proud of the initiatives that the flying club has taken on such as COPA for Kids, working to inspire the next generation of aviators. I am grateful that I had opportunity to act as President of the flying club and I appreciate all the hard work from everyone who has contributed to the greater good of General Aviation.