March 2018

President's Message

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Greetings Aviators,

I hope this message finds everyone well. As I write there is absolutely no snow to be seen on my lawn, which is bad for my snowmobile season but has me thinking more about springtime and flying. The Borden Flying Club has a major achievement to report in our 60th year of flying. Your flying club is now the proud owner of PDW! The final payment for the balance of the airplane went through and the cheque didn’t bounce! I want to thank all the current and previous board members whom contributed to this major milestone.

I would like to remind all members to ensure the hangar door is closed and locked once you are done. The hangar door was discovered open and all the lights were on. Please ensure you lock up and shut down the lights when done.

April is approaching which means it's time to pay our 2018 Annual Membership Dues:
Flying Members: $300.00
Social: $50.00

The 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held May 5. This is a little later than typical, however due to scheduling conflicts this is the soonest it can be held. A reminder has been sent out asking members to considering volunteering for the Board of Directors. Members in good standing with the club are able to vote to elect Board Members.

Safe flying,

Harrison Drake

Flight Operations

Inside the Envelope

Many BFC memberss are also members of the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA). This is an important group advocating on behalf of general aviation in Canada. This letter from COPA to NAV Canada regarding ADS-B is a good example of how our membership dollars are used to help protect our interest.

Click here to see the letter.

Sam Sciscione
Director, Flight Ops

What's Up

Events and Announcements

Our March meeting will be held March 31 at 10:00 in the banquet room at the Hangar Bar and Grill. We’re lucky this month to have our own Leath Greenwood doing a presentation on his own personal experiences flying the F18 and military formation flying. The restaurant doesn’t open until 10:00 so those wanting to grab a bite to eat can do so afterwards.

We have a couple COPA events planned that it would be great to have lots of help and participation in. First will be a Doors Open and Fly in pancake breakfast on May 26 and the second will be a COPA for Kids on July 21. Thanks to Karen Howell for coming forward to coordinate the COPA for Kids event.

Cheers all,

Grant Lloyd
Events & Social Director

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

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