March 2017

President's Message

Club Info: Annual General Meeting

Please save the date! The AGM date has been set for Saturday April 29rd, at Bistro 26 (Edenvale Aerodrome). The meeting will start at 10 AM sharp, and will wrap up at 12 PM.

As mentioned in the February newsletter there are two openings on the Board that need to be filled for the upcoming membership year. Please consider putting your name forward to run and fill the openings. If you have any questions about the Board and its operations please call me directly at (416) 994-0997.

The online nomination form will go live later this month.

Thank you for your consideration!

Chris Thompson

Flight Operations

Inside the Envelope

Due to new ownership at the airport restaurant, Thursday nights meetings are not available anymore as it closes at 3:00pm.

Apologies for the short notice - We would like to try this month's meeting on Saturday March 18 10am -12pm. Flight operations will conduct the spring rust-remover / tech-day.

Look forward to seeing everyone there!

Club Meeting : Sat. March 18, 10am Tech-Day/ Rust Remover

Restaurant Meeting Room

Approaching 5 years since the club acquired the Cardinal, it would be an appropriate time to use tech-day in reviewing the systems and operations of our great aeroplane. Using the original 1970's Cardinal brochure we can look at the improvements which transformed the C177 into a Cardinal, while interjecting the specific systems installed on PDW. Members are also welcome to share some PDW tips or techniques which our collective experience has taught us.

Sam Sciscione
Director, Flight Ops

PDW Maintenance

Be Careful With The Winch

PDW has been running well with no major concerns. Next upcoming inspection is the 50 hour/oil change inspection.

The hangar winch has been having some reported issues. The spool on the right side on the winch has broken due to line becoming tangle inside. It is critical when using the winch that members keep tension on the line and guide it on the spool when retracting.

Harrison Drake

What's Up

March Meeting Date Change

Please note the change to date and time of our March meeting.  We will still be useing the meeting room at Edenval Aerodrome, but note that the meeting will be from 10:00 to noon on Saturday, March 18th.  No excuses for the St. Patrick's Day merry-makers ;-)

Night Flight Discount Ended

Last Sunday we had to "Spring Forward" one hour. This change to Daylight Savings Time marks the end of the discounted rate for PDW night operations. All flights will have the full rate applied. We will consider this promostion again in the Fall.

Mark Szwarc
Director and Webmaster

Borden Flying Club
COPA Flight 84
Edenvale Aerodrome, Stayner, ON

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