Borden Flying Club Newsletter

May Newsletter

Message from the President

Thanks to all that attended this years’ Annual General Meeting, the event was well attended and we covered a lot of ground. The net result and take away, is that the club has a great plane, which is only getting better, a healthy membership level and financially is well positioned.

Action Required: Every year, the club is required to provide the insurance company with an up to date list of the members who are flying the aircraft. In addition to the pilot name and license number, the club is required to list the pilot(s) date of birth, date of last medical, medical expiry date, applicable ratings, # of total hours flown, total # of hours flown in the last 12 months. Some of this is already up to date, but I do require that all pilots take a moment to update the # of hours flown total and # of hours flown in the last 12 months; plus any new ratings that you may have achieved in the last 12 months. Everyone can do this by clicking on his or her name in the contact list and updating that information. Deadline: May 15, 2014

Kind Regards,

Chris Thompson

April Newsletter

Calling all members - Annual General Meeting

Our club's Annual General Meeting is taking place April 12th at Bistro 26 this year. The time, 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM, coffee and snacks will be available. If you've enjoyed being a member and feel that you would like to contribute please don't hesitate to nominate yourself. Click here to fill out the Self Nomination Form.

Being a director is a privilege. The demands on time are not great, and the opportunity to make a difference in the guidance, operation, and future of the club is a satisfying experience.

If directorship is not your thing, not a problem, participating in the the Annual General Meeting is encouraged; please come out and meet the other members and your new or returning Directors.

P.S. For those who haven't yet looked after their membership dues, this Saturday is the perfect opportunity to save the postage by bringing your cheque book. All pilots must keep their accounts up-to-date to remain on flying status.

Chris Thompson

In the Envelope

Numerous members have been away from flying during the winter, and require a review or recency check-out.

The new website is operating well and contains vast amounts of pilot resources. Specifically the manuals page contains PDW's books and checklist, where time is always well spent.

The club will institute some new initiatives this coming membership year, aimed at helping pilots maintain or increase skills.

March Newsletter

Message from the President

Winter OpsWell March is upon us, and hopefully Spring and all the good flying that it brings is right around the corner. The club has launched its new homepage, with a number of new features to keep members and perspective members informed about what is going on at the club. It has some interactive components to it as well, so that members can share photos from some of their flying adventures with the entire club. I will let Steve Haire explain all of the details about the new site as he was generous enough with his time and expertise to have created it for all of us.

If you have not already done so, take a look at the new site

Chris Thompson


February Newsletter

Message from the President

They say that it is amazing how time flies! Well, I cannot believe that we are already celebrating the 1st anniversary with PDW. She is just back fresh from her 1st annual with the club, which cleared up outstanding legacy issues. The goal has always been to bring PDW up to the high standards that we set for CMQ. We are well on our way to achieving that goal.

This winter has been brutally harsh when it comes to good flying days, but as I look out the window at another sunny day, the 3rd in a row, I am re-assured that this winter cannot last forever and that great flying days are soon to be ahead.

A reminder that the nomination form will be live in March for those interested in running for the Board of Directors. I encourage all members to consider running for the Board, and actively help assist in the future governance and support of the Club.

January's Newsletter

Message from the President

Happy New Year to All!

I want to wish all of the members of the Borden Flying Club and their families a Happy New Year! I’m looking forward to a great year of flying and getting together with all of you at the various events we have planned for 2014.

While the weather has been a bit of a killjoy these first couple of weeks of the New Year, I encourage you to get out and fly in the winter. The views from the cockpit just seem to go on forever on a clear bright winters day in the air, and for those of us with a night rating, it allows us the opportunity to fly before 10 p.m.

On the administrative side of the club, I would like to remind members that nominations for the 2014/15 Board of Directors will be up on the website in March. All members are welcome to nominate a fellow member or themselves to stand for elections at the April AGM. The Borden Flying Club is a non-profit organization run by dedicated volunteers, and is comprised of your fellow members. Our membership, and thus the Board of Directors, comprises members from all walks of life, with immense knowledge and expertise. It has been the dedication of past and present board members who have made this such a wonderful club to belong to. Your active contribution by taking a turn on the Board is essential to the club so that it will continue to be strong well into the future.

Happy Flying!