Borden Flying Club Newsletter

September 2017

President's Message

Greetings,

On behalf of all the Board of Directors, I would like to start by thanking the outgoing President, Chris Thompson, for his dedication and years of service to the club. Chris’ contributions to the Borden Flying Club have made the club a great place for both flying and social members. I look forward to flying together and shooting the breeze at the club’s social events.

I have accepted the President role and will carry out these duties along with the PRM role until the completion of the term. Additionally, Mark Szwarc has agreed to assume the role of Vice President.  He will also continue providing IT support. These decisions were carried out through a vote of the Board of Directors.

I would like to send out an additional thanks to the other Board Members who volunteer their time: without these contributions this club would not be possible. The Borden Flying Club represents a group of members whom are passionate about aviation and are trying to keep General Aviation alive in Canada. Clubs like ours are few and far between in Canada and we all must do our part to ensure the club continues on for another 60 years. I encourage all members to contribute to the flying club and remember we are all volunteers, many hands make light work.

We plan to resume our regularly scheduled social events to which Director Grant Lloyd has been gracious enough to plan. For those of you who have noticed the bulletin board on the side of the hangar at NV8 the entrance, this is Grants handy work. I encourage all members to check it out next time through the airport.

If any member has suggestions or comments I welcome them, please feel free to reach out. I also ask members truly consider volunteering and anyone who is interested please let me know.

Fly safe.

Harrison Drake
President

June 2017

Kickoff to Summer BBQ!

Join us on Saturday June 24th at Noon at our hanger

Every year in June the Club hosts a kick-off to Summer BBQ at the hangar. The event is open to friends and family of Borden Flying Club Members past and present, so come on out and enjoy a hamburger or Hot dog sit back and have some fun and laughs!

We have some seating available at the hangar, but you are encouraged to bring a chair. If you would like to contribute to the BBQ with a salad or awesome sweet treat it is always appreciated.

I look forward to seeing everyone on the 24th!

Chris Thompson
President

Flight Operations

Inside the Envelope

This membership year, myself and Randy Van Ness will continue to oversee flight operations. We will still have some acess to Don, our Class II instructor, however by arrangement only through flight.operations@bordenflyingclub.com

We are very glad to have closed-out another membership year with a continued stellar safety record - well done to all and thank-you!

One administrative note, anytime a member comes for a checkout or annual review, ensure the check-pilot's name is entered into the logbook for that flight.

May 2017

May Club Meeting Cancelled

June BBQ will kick off our summer...

We will not be holding a club meeting in May. Keep a watch for an announcement of the date for our June BBQ event. This annnual event will be a great start to our summer.

Looking for somewhere to fly?

May 20, Westport ON (CRL2) – COPA Flight 56:

Annual Fly-In / Drive-In Breakfast hosted by the Rideau Lakes Flying Club.

Breakfast served from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon for a donation to the Club. Runway 07/25, 3118' Com. 123.2 Co-ordinates (N) 43 39 93 (W) 76 23 92.

Come join us for a great introduction to the summer near the fabulous town of Westport, Ontario. View the planes in the morning and enjoy the Westport in the afternoon. Fun for the whole family. For more information, please contact Mike Miles at 613-276-6276 (drmikemiles@gmail.com) or Bill Green at 613 273-5282 (greenwj@rideau.net).

Chris Thompson
President

2017 AGM Reminder

Annual General Meeting Tomorrow

Saturday, April 29th, at 10:00 AM
Location: Meeting Room, Edenvale Airport

Please try to attend our annual business meeting. Whether you can attend or not, please consider volunteering as a Director. It is an excellent opportunity to "give back" a little bit to the club. If you are interested, you can self-nominate at the meeting or contaact Chris Thompson via phone (416-994-0997) or email (President@BordenFlyingClub.com). You don't have to attend the meeting in order to be elected.  We hope to see your there.

April 2017

President's Message

New Directors Still Needed!

As mentioned over the past couple of months, 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 new board will be confirmed at our Annual General Meeting to be held on Saturday, April 29th, at 10:00 in the meeting room at Edenvale Aerodrome.

Click here to go to the nomination form.

If you have questions or any trouble with the form, please email me directly at President@BordenFlyingClub.com.

Chris Thompson
President

Flight Operations

Inside the Envelope

The March club meeting was well attended, even with the short notice on change of venue date. Flight operation's Sam and Randy conducted a technical/rust-remover day, covering the latest data in fight safety, notes about club flying operations and a Cardinal GPDW systems/equipment review.

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
President

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

February 2017 Meeting is "ON"

Club Meeting - Feb 16th - 19:00 at the Challenger Hanger - Edenvale

ForeFlight Tips and Techniques

Bryan Quickmire has offered the use of his heated hanger for our meeting tomorrow.  It's the Challenger hangar at the southeast corner of Building D. Go through the security gate, go to the right of building F, go to the left of building D. Go to the south end of D and you will see Bryan's red car parked there.

The meeting will start at 19:00.  Tom and Randy will be sharing their ForeFlight knowledge.  Unfortunately, our traditional dinner pre-meeting will not be possible. 

I hope to see you there! ... and many thanks to Bryan for this generous offer.

February 2017 Meeting Update

February 2016 Meeting UPDATE

Edenvale Aerodrome Meeting Room NOT AVAILABLE

The meeting room at the Edenvale Aerodrome is no longer available for our meeting. The new owners close shop at 15:00 and would require a more substantial commitment to stay there until 21:00 just for us. We are trying to determine if the meeting will be relocated or cancelled for this month. 

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Another update about our meeting will be provided as soon as it is available.  

February 2017 Meeting Reminder

Don't forget that Tom and Randy will be presenting some ForeFlight usage tips and techniques at our meeting on Thursday evening.  We will still be in the meeting room at the Edenvale Aerodrome.  I will be in touch with the manager at Tilly's 2, the new restaurant there.  I need to know who is committed to meeting early for dinner as they will only open up if we have 5 or more confirmed participants.  Please email me as soon as possible at webmaster@bordenflyingclub.com as soon as possible if you plan to dine at Tilly's before our meeting.  If I get at least 5 responses, I will make the arrangements and get back to you.

February 2017

President's Message

Winter Returns

January was a difficult flying month with a true return to winter weather and all the difficulties and inconveniences that winter brings. Personally, I had to scrub about 3 times in the last 3 weeks. C'est la Vie! That’s Winter Flying.

Some frequent visitors to the airport may have noticed that Bistro 26 has closed and a new Restaurant, Tilly’s 2, has opened its doors. Tilly’s is going to open daily from 7AM to 3PM. I had the opportunity to eat lunch there this past Saturday and was impressed. The menu is an all day breakfast along with soup and sandwiches. Tilly’s decided not to pick up the liquor licence at this time.

There was some concern regarding the ability to host our regular club meetings at the airport.  I am happy to report that this has been resolved and we will continue in the meeting room as usual. The new owner has said that they will prepare a price fixed menu for dinner on those Thursdays as long as we commit to a minimum of 5 guests. Since this will be considered a catered function, they may be able to serve alcohol.  however, this has yet to be finalized.

Let’s hope that February provides us with some good winter flying weather!

December Newsletter - Updated Content

President's Message

Happy Holidays everyone! My wife Stacey and I are looking forward to the Annual BFC Christmas Dinner; being held Saturday December 17th at Bistro 26. It’s always a great time with friends and family. An email should have been sent to all members December 8th asking those wishing to attend the Dinner to complete the form, so that we can accurately gauge numbers, meal preferences and any allergies that guests might have. If you have not done, so or you thought initially you could not attend, but now can, please complete that form as soon as possible so that no one is disappointed.  The link to the survey is provided at the end of this newsletter.

Club Operations and Board of Directors

I know that I have said it in the past, but its worth saying again. To me the Borden Flying Club is more than just a place where you can rent a plane and going flying. It’s a club where its members enjoy getting together at club meetings and social events to be surrounded by others who share a passion for aviation. A club where everyone participates and contributes at some level to the overall well-being of the club and most importantly its only physical asset PDW. I would especially like to thank those members, past and present that have gone the extra mile to serve on the Board of Directors of the Borden Flying Club. A broad mix of experience and backgrounds on the Board is key to the Club’s continuing success.

December 2016 - Updated Content

President's Message

Happy Holidays everyone! My wife Stacey and I are looking forward to the Annual BFC Christmas Dinner; being held Saturday December 17th at Bistro 26. It’s always a great time with friends and family. An email should have been sent to all members December 8th asking those wishing to attend the Dinner to complete the form, so that we can accurately gauge numbers, meal preferences and any allergies that guests might have. If you have not done, so or you thought initially you could not attend, but now can, please complete that form as soon as possible so that no one is disappointed.  The link to the survey is provided at the end of this newsletter.

Club Operations and Board of Directors

I know that I have said it in the past, but its worth saying again. To me the Borden Flying Club is more than just a place where you can rent a plane and going flying. It’s a club where its members enjoy getting together at club meetings and social events to be surrounded by others who share a passion for aviation. A club where everyone participates and contributes at some level to the overall well-being of the club and most importantly its only physical asset PDW. I would especially like to thank those members, past and present that have gone the extra mile to serve on the Board of Directors of the Borden Flying Club. A broad mix of experience and backgrounds on the Board is key to the Club’s continuing success.

So, as 2016 draws to a close, and we all make a fresh start and resolutions in the New Year, I would ask that you consider volunteering more for the dirty jobs like washing and waxing the airplane, keeping the hangar clean, and most importantly becoming a Board Member; lending your voice and experience to the continued good governance of our club.

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