January Newsletter

Buttonville to Remain in Operation until Fall 2016 !

Good news for anyone that uses Buttonville Airport on a regular basis. According to a letter published in December, the Cadillac Fairview group has granted a stay of execution until the Fall of 2016 for the airfield and its tenants!

Flight Operations - In the Envelope

Hey everyone,
Hope you all had a great Christmas and New Years.

I'm a member of COPA, along with being a member of AOPA, the American Pilots Association. From time-to-time they have some great articles and videos on safety.

With the winter season here especially, and of course still applicable in the summer time, what would you do if you had a forced landing and couldn't be rescued for hours, or maybe even days?

Here is a link to a great video, Survive: Beyond the Forced Landing

I always encourage pilots to file a flight plan, I can do it with London Flight Service in less than 2 minutes, just answer their questions when you tell them it's a VFR flight Plan.

Hope you take this information to heart, for your sake and your passengers.

Randy Van Ness
Check Pilot
Borden Flying Clubs


Transport Canada Safety Seminar

Barrie at Georgian College, Wednesday, January 21st

A great opportunity to satisfy CAR 421.05(2)(b) requirement for recency every 2 years. A summary of the event along with meeting place and times are included below.

"Laser Attacks" & "Pilot Decision-Making and Risk Management"
The next Transport Canada Aviation Safety Seminar will be held on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Chris Stevens (NAV CANADA Area Control Centre Shift Manager/Tower Manager for CYOO/CYKZ) will give a short presentation on Laser Attacks ("When Aircraft are Targeted by Laser Pointers"). Chris Ricci (of SmartPilot.ca) will showcase his organization’s website, focusing on the various safety-related information, videos and interactive courses available there. Transport Canada's Mark Dixon (Acting Technical Team Lead, Flight Operations – East) will then provide a scenario-based safety presentation covering a variety of normal, abnormal and emergency decision-making scenarios geared towards reducing flight operations risk. This interactive presentation will sharpen your decision-making skills and increase your awareness of flight risks. We look forward to seeing you there!

*Please allow extra time when you arrive to sign in for this seminar. Thank you
** This presentation is offered in English only.

Georgian College
Barrie Campus
Alumni Hall (Room K229A)
University Partnership Centre (Building K)
1 Georgian Drive
Barrie, ON
(please park in Parking Lot 1 or Parking Lot 2 and enter through the Founders Building)

Time: 7:00p.m. - 9p.m.

Cost: Free

January Club Meeting

Thursday 7PM January 22nd

Happy New Year 2015! Let’s kick-off the new year with a club meeting at Bistro 26. This month’s meeting is on the 4th Thursday, that’s January 22nd. Given that there are five Thursdays this month we felt an extra week between the New Year’s celebrations and the first meeting wasn’t a bad thing.

December was just crazy-busy with family, work and the additional demands of the holiday season; which included more than a little celebrating. Admittedly planning January’s meeting was shuffled around a little and as we all know… time has a habit of getting away on us.

Fortunately, and through the gracious acceptance of my invitation to be our speaker, our very own Bryan Quickmire, pilot extraordinaire, business owner, demonstration pilot, aviation writer/mentor and all-round good guy is going to share with us “A Hundred Things”.

Bryan QuickmireBryan's journey in the world of flight began in 1967 when he earned his wings in the Air Cadets. He was inspired by the poem High Flight and has spent much of his time and money since in pursuit of McGee's "a hundred things". This quest has taken him in power planes and sailplanes to such diverse corners of aviation as competition aerobatics, wave soaring and skydiving.
To read a little more about Bryan and his philosophical approach to all things flight-related click here.

Please bring a guest and join us for an evening with Bryan Quickmire while he takes us along on his search for the magical A Hundred Things.

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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