December Newsletter

From the President

Wishing you a prosperous New Year

By the time this newsletter gets out to everyone we will be at the threshold of the Holiday Season! I would like to take a moment to wish everyone reading this newsletter and their families a very Merry Christmas and a very prosperous New Year in 2015 !

Here's to 2015 and the hope of more flyable days, and new flying adventures.

Chris Thompson

Flight Operations

In the Envelope

The club airplane has completed major maintenance in November, and following up with last month's starting issues some additional work was also completed on our mags.  Starting PDW should be relatively normal again - feedback or observations are always welcome.  When utilizing engine pre-heat the pre-flight check shall include a tactile inspection of the cylinders and oil (using the dipstick) to determine how much heat the engine received.  Normally, after a couple of hours, the engine will be very warm, then during starting take into consideration the amount of prime required, which may be less than a routine cold start - - 2 or 3 as opposed to 4 strokes.

Pilots are required to know the runway conditions prior to operating via NOTAMS, FSS, airport operator or by visual inspection.  During winter operations checking runway conditions is important, even on clear VFR days. Often when the sun melts snow adjacent to a runway, it may refreeze as clear ice on its surface, following cloud cover or nightfall. Following any snow ploughing activity, double check that no windrows remain, especially at intersecting runways. Extra care should also be exercised when maneuvering around the apron and hangar areas as tall snow piles (above our wing) have been reported.

Despite the continued bad weather over the past few months the club is still moving forward in having all members complete an annual (membership year) flight review with one of our check pilots. Our check pilots being very experienced may afford the opportunity for members to operate in different and more challenging flight environments than they normally would fly in. Remember, the club also maintains a no-flying when -20C or colder ground temperatures are reached.

Overall our members continue to uphold an excellent safety record, with few airplane or club issues. Thank - you everyone for that achievement.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,

Sam Sciscione
Director of Flight Operations 

Borden Flying Club Christmas Party

For those who couldn't make it

Christmas PartyEarlier this month Borden kicked off the holiday season by hosting its annual Christmas Party. This event has become a seasonal tradition and as always is well attended by members, their family and friends of the Borden Flying Club. The evening was enjoyed by a total of thirty three and was a great success.

For the last two years my tenure as club VP has included, among other duties, the coordination of our Christmas party. I would like to thank Laura and the staff at Bistro 26 for looking after the many little details that go into planning the evening; it's greatly appreciated.

As 2014 draws to a close please let me wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year!

Best Wishes,
Steve Haire


Borden Flying Club Pilot Shop

Show your pride in the club and wear the colours!

The Borden Flying Club has a line of clothing which you can purchase through our online Pilot Shop.

We have a range of clothing including long and short sleeve shirts, ball caps & sweat shirts. All items sport the club's log. Purchases can be paid using Visa®, Master Card® or Pay Pal® and will be shipped via Canada Post.

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