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Borden Flying Club

Up-to-date hangar facilitiesFederally incorporated in 1958 as the Centralia Flying Club, the BFC changed its name after relocating to CFB Borden in 1967. In the fall of 2004 the club moved to Lake Simcoe Regional Airport (CNB9) following Base Borden's decision to close the aerodrome and in March 2007 the club moved to its current home at Edenvale Aerodrome. The Borden Flying Club is open to everyone.

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Club News & Events

October 2016

Flight Operations

Inside The Envelope

The club has logged high flying hours this summer, coupled with near capacity membership, all great to see! As winter approaches there will be a notable drop in flying and some pilots will run out of flight currency.

With many new and returning members joining the club, and as a good reminder for experienced members here is a reminder of the club's currency requirements.

BFC Currency

  1. Initial checkout - all new members.
  2. Every 60 days fly as PIC.
  3. Annual Review (one per membership year) with club check  pilot.

When applicable for addition club privileges:

  • Night checkout (one time)
  • IFR checkout (one time)

The annual review requirements were recently updated and announced at the last technical night meeting. The annual review is still required for any member who maintains currency throughout the year. Members who attended a recurrent checkout, will not require the annual review. The ideal being that all members go through a checkout event, at minimum once per membership year. However, all the check pilots continue to encourage members into booking an annual review regardless, and stay fresh with X-country and flying techniques. Annual reviews can be any short X-country destination, lately CYKZ or CYPQ have proven to be a good challenge for members.

Any feedback on flight operations, let us know - we want to hear back from your experiences!

Stay safe and warm,

September 2016 Newsletter

Message from the President

It's hard to believe that we are already into September. What a great Summer it has been for flying. According to Environment Canada, we can expect good weather right through the Fall. It’s been a busy Summer for the Club, we had a static display at this year’s Canadian Forces Weekend at Base Borden, we participated although without a plane at this years’ Gathering of the Classics, and finally we are supporting again this year the Ewings, Rally for the Cure; coming up this Sunday.

PDW has been flown by Members to Oshkosh, Pennsylvania, and will be going on a long trip to the Midwest to see sights like Mt. Rushmore. I personally am looking forward to hearing presentations from those pilots that experienced these destinations.

Because PDW is being flown so much these days it is a good time to remind all members to review and be familiar with the extended and overnight policies at the club. This information can be found on the club website under the “Club Info” tab and Rates.

Also, just a friendly reminder to all members who are flying cross-country flights; long or short. Please only book the aircraft for the time that you need, as a courtesy for the other pilots who may be trying to book the aircraft that same day.

And finally, September marks the return to your monthly members meetings. This month's meeting will be held at Bistro 26 meeting room Thursday, September 22nd at 7:00 PM. As always there is a group that usually comes for dinner beforehand. If you have not come for dinner before, I encourage you to do so. Always a fun time, lots of hangar flying, etc…

See you on the 22nd.

B-17 at CYLS

There is a B-17 Flying Fortress visiting at Lake Simcoe Regional Airport for the next few days. Apparently, you can go through
it without the usual airshow crowds and lineups.

A big "thank you" to Paul Richardson for bringing this to our attention.

August 2016 Newsletter

Gathering of the Classics

Thanks to all the members who came out to help represent the Borden Flying Club at the Gathering of the Classics.  By all accounts it was another amazing event. 

Follow the links to see some great photographs of the event: &

PDW Maintenance

The airplane has been running well with minimal snags. As most of us know the airplane traveled to Oshkosh which was approximately 12 hours of flying. The BFC Pilots reported the airplane behaved well. A big thanks again to BCF Member Jim Bertrand who completed the belly wash of PDW on his own, providing the club with a shiny airplane.

The right fuel tank has had some small amounts of water observed following PDW being left outside or flying through rain. This will be further addressed during Annual this year. Please be aware during your walk around and fuel sample testing. Please bring forward any issues observed.

We are continuing to monitor the AI which has been functioning well with no issues observed or reported. The plan in the near future is to still overhaul the AI but in the meantime the unit has been stable and working well.

Upcoming planned maintenance is a 50-hour oil change.

July 2016 Newsletter

From the President

We have had a couple of busy months since I last wrote something for the club. Flying has been great and the plane has been flown a lot which is great to see. In June we participated in the CFB Borden Armed Forces Weekend and Airshow with a static display featuring PDW and the club banner. It was an opportunity to share some of the history of the club as it related to our time at Base Borden, and to proudly promote the club. Many thanks to Marty Theirault, Owen Sneath, and Don Bradley for their assistance on making this a truly wonderful event. And a special thanks to Don, for being able to safely return PDW to Edenvale that Sunday afternoon in winds would test any pilot’s skill and patience in a light aircraft.

A few days later we had our annual “Kick-off to Summer Club BBQ”. The weather was perfect, and the company was great! 

We had new members and their Families, long standing members and friends, and we even had a drop in from some of our past members. One of the highlights was Owen and his wife Judy arriving in style in his Challenger.