September 2017

President's Message


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

PDW Maintenance

Autumn is in the air...

I hate to be the one to say it but Fall is in the air. The changing seasons will quickly be upon us. Beginning October 1st, the engine blanket and engine heater plug should be applied to the aircraft post flight. Please ensure proper pre-heats using the Switch Box for the cold mornings. We will have a review of the Switch Box operation at a membership meeting.

The ELT Remote in the dash is placarded as INOP. A new remote is being sourced and will be installed when available. The ELT is armed and is serviceable but cannot be turned on via the remote. The last completed maintenance saw an oil change and a new left main tire. The wheel pants will be removed at annual in November, sooner if operationally required due to weather conditions. The aircraft is in need of a wash and belly scrub, stay tuned for dates. Any help is welcomed.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, suggestions and comments are more than welcome.


Harrison Drake


What's Up

Events and Announcements

It's September already and we're back to our regular monthly meetings. We'll be meeting Thursday, September 21 at 1900 in our regular meeting room at the new "Hangar Bar and Grill".

The new operators are trying very hard to make success of it, so a good turnout of members for dinner ahead of the meeting would be great. Owen Sneath and Steve Bell will be giving a presentation on their adventures flying to Oshkosh in their Challengers. Their enthusiasm recalling the trip will let us all share the fun.

Grant Lloyd
Events & Social Director

Borden Flying Club
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