July - August Newsletter

Message from the President

Is your Aviation Booklet expiring this year?

I thought this article timely, as I was putting an updated medical certificate in my aviation booklet graciously supplied by Transport Canada. I thought to myself. Self, I wonder when my Aviation Booklet has to be renewed ? And there it was on the bottom right side of my license page.

According to Transport Canada to renew your Aviation Document Booklet (ADB) applicants are required to again submit a completed Application for an Aviation Document Booklet form ( TP 26-0726 found at www.tc.gc.ca/ADB ) along with a passport style photograph to your regional licensing office.

Transport is advising that we allow 4-6 weeks to process, so applicants are urged to submit 90 days prior to the expiry date. Currently, there is no fee for the renewal, other than to your handy passport photo guy; Costco Barrie in my case.

Take a moment before you start planning your next flight to have a look at the license page of your ADB and make sure you get it renewed before it expires.

For detailed information on the renewal process visit www.tc.gc.ca/ADB

Enjoy the great flying weather. Look forward to seeing you around the airport and at the next club meeting.

Chris Thompson

In the Envelope

The current on (re)currency. In addition to the Transport Canada pilot recency requirements (TakeFive), the club also maintains some currency requirements. All currency requirements foster safe flying and help us stay legal.

BFC Currency Requirements.

1. Joining club member initial aeroplane checkout.
2. Once every sixty-days (60) fly PIC.
3. Annual Review Flight with a checkpilot on a short cross-country.

When applicable for additional Club privileges,

4. One time night-flight checkout.
5. One time IFR checkout.

Fly Safe,
Sam Sciscione
Director of Flight Operations

Meeting Updates

July & August

As summer's now in full swing there will be no club meeting in August. Last month's hangar BBQ was a great success. The weatherman turned up the heat and cleared the skies and a great night was had by the 35 + folks in attendance. Thanks to everyone who came out and helped make it a fun evening.

Speaking of meetings, as a Borden Flying Club member we welcome your suggestions for social events including the Thursday night meetings. Do you know of a presenter that you feel would make a good candidate to speak to the club? We'd love an introduction.  Please contact Steve Haire with the details.

Edenvale Classics Annual Fly-in

Saturday August 9th

Edenvale Classics, image borrowed from the Edenvale Classics Website

As we wind our way through July, and start looking to our August plans, I wanted to let everyone know that the Edenvale Classic Aircraft Foundation is again hosting the Gathering of the Classics Saturday August 9th (Rain Date: Sunday, August 10th) at Edenvale. This is an immensely popular event every summer and allows the club the opportunity to show its support to the Edenvale Classics and the Edenvale Aerodrome. It is also always a great opportunity that we are given to showcase the Borden Flying Club to fellow pilots and the general public. If you are able to spare several hours during the fly-in to help man the Cardinal and answer any questions about the plane or the club please contact Steve Haire or any board member.

The Gathering of the Classics has grown over the past 26 years to become the largest Wings & Wheels event in Canada! It is an enormous undertaking every year to put on such an event, and it's success lies in part with the strength of its volunteers. Please reach out to Bryan Quickmire President of the Edenvale Classics and fellow member at the Borden Flying Club if you are available to volunteer, even if only for a couple of hours. 

To contact Bryan:

bdq@challenger.ca or 705-721-9811


PDW has just finished its 100 hour inspection. Aside from a few outstanding minor issues she is in very good health. Dynamic propeller balancing was also carried and she now purrs like a kitten!

We have removed the shoulder harness storage bracket due to screws constantly loosening and falling off. The club has taken this opportunity to look into upgrading the pilot and co-pilot restraint system. In the meantime I ask that you simply rest the shoulder belt on the back seat when not in use.

I have to say that I am very impressed with everybody keeping the airplane clean and bug free, so a big thanks to everyone.

Steve Methot PRM

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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