Club News

New AWOS frequency CNV8

New AWOS frequency -- CNV8 Edenvale Aerodrome

AWOS frequency 123.175.....Effective Immediately

September Hangar BBQ Wrap-up

Club member/pilots comparing notes on the finer points of Cardinal flying.September's meeting was wrapped into a Hangar BBQ this year. In spite of our very best effort to host a Harvard Flight Event centred around a Hangar BBQ, the late summer weather would not cooperate.

As the week unfolded everyone, pilot or not, looked to the sky and hoped that the forecast would show signs of improvement as the week progressed. Sadly by late in the week it was pretty obvious that this time the weather office nailed the forecast. Low cloud, gusty winds and persistent showers meant that Bjarni, from the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association, was not going to make it.

We're happy to say that even though the weather gremlins kept us ground-bound they couldn't foil our BBQ. Come 5:00 PM our President Chris Thompson ignited the grill and we had a wonderful evening of friendly conversation, hangar flying and reminiscing.

** UPDATED** Fly One of Aviation's Icons, the MKII Harvard!!

MKII Harvard of the Canadian Harvard Aircraft AssociationUPDATE - Our event was held on Sunday October 26th and was an unqualified success, stay tuned for a synopsis to be posted here..
The year is 1942, the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan is ramping up to meet the need for combat pilots overseas. Less than a year ago, on your 19th birthday, you walked into a recruiting office in Toronto to join the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Allan Bowman's Return Flight from Nanaimo Fly-in

Back in March of this year John Lovelace of Century Flight Club came to do a presentation on this year’s fly-in to Nanaimo for the Borden Flying Club. One of our past flying members Allan Bowman and his wife Sylvia attended the fly-in in Allan’s PA22, and Allan was kind enough to share a video of his return flight with us. Allan explains a bit about the video:

“My wife Sylvia and I took a southern Superior route out, customs at Drummond Island (KDRUM, through USA), entering Canada at H28 "DelBonito" and a northern Superior route back.

The video starts when crossing the water from Saturna Island heading across part of Washington State vectored towards Hope BC and ending just short of Princeton BC.

Haze was smoke from forest fires that were north of our path. Visibility was good, next day however vis fell to about 5 miles.

Wobbling was light turbulence from time to time. Weather out and back was perfect.

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Tanis Heater

The switch for the Tanis Heater has temporarily been removed from the hangar for some testing to try to determine the problem with the intermittent access to the Tanis heater online. If pre-heat is required prior to your flight please make sure to give yourself enough time to manually plug-in the Tanis heater at the hangar. Updates will be posted when the heater is back online.

Borden Flying Club - New Website

New Borden Flying Club WebsiteYes, we've given a minor facelift, if you're visiting our new website for the first time, welcome.

The previous version of the website has served the club well so we've made sure all the same features are still available, they're just in different locations. As we progress, tweaking and fine-tuning the website based on feedback, it should continue to evolve and improve.

The major differences you'll find with the website, other than the layout, are the club message board and the online e-store. Although they are in different locations, navigation-wise, fundamentally they operate the same as they did before.

Message from the President

Club CardinalThey say that it is amazing how time flies! Well, I cannot believe that we are already celebrating the 1st anniversary with PDW. She is just back fresh from her 1st annual with the club, which cleared up outstanding legacy issues. The goal has always been to bring PDW up to the high standards that we set for CMQ. We are well on our way to achieving that goal.

This winter has been brutally harsh when it comes to good flying days, but as I look out the window at another sunny day, the 3rd in a row, I am re-assured that this winter cannot last forever and that great flying days are soon to be ahead.

A reminder that the nomination form will be live in March for those interested in running for the Board of Directors. I encourage all members to consider running for the Board, and actively help assist in the future governance and support of the Club.

Chris Thompson

February's Meeting Wrap up

Ewan Tasker - TSB InvestigatorFebruary's meeting was well attended given that the weather on that Thursday night made driving touch and go. Our guest speaker was Ewan Tasker, Senior Regional Accident Investigator with the Transportation Safety Board.

Ewan's topic for the evening focused on several key points. In his 16 years with TSB he said he's never investigated an accident where the cause was able to be blamed solely on an aircraft malfunction. In every case the pilot's actions, or failure to exercise good judgment was a major contributing factor.