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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.

We have something to offer renters, owners and aviation enthusiasts alike. If you would like further information or are interested in becoming a member please contact us at [email protected]

Club News & Events

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.

Skydive Operations at CNV8

Skydiving at CNV8

Skydive Wasaga Beach will be operating from Edenvale Aerodrome, starting this May long weekend

Linked from Skydive Wasaga's Facebook page

According to one of the co-owners the expected frequency this weekend is one drop per hour of multiple tandem jumpers from Friday to Monday. Their plan for this summer is to have two planes and four instructors with a goal of 2,000 jumps.

The potential issue is the jumpers. Their ultimate objective is to land on Beach 2 in Wasaga but they are running into a number of issues with the town. For the foreseeable future jumpers will be dropped to land in or near the Klondike Park Sports Complex at 1888 Klondike Park Road.

Jumpers will be exiting from about 10,000 ft. The pilot will be communicating with Toronto ATC. It is not clear if the skydive school pilots know about the requirement to also maintain communication on CNV8's ATF frequency 122.775 (or CNY3 122.85).

May 2016 Newsletter

From the President

A New Year

Well, the New Year is upon us at the BFC, we had a successful turnout at the AGM held on April 23rd, and a new Board elected. Here is the rundown of the Board Members and their respective positions:

  • Chris Thompson - President
  • Owen Sneath - Vice-President and Secretary
  • Allan Ross - Treasurer
  • Harrison Drake - PRM
  • Sam Sciscione - Flight Ops
  • Clive Oosthuizen - Membership
  • Mark Szwarc - Events and IT

I'd like to thank every one of these Gentlemen for their continued support in the smooth operation of the club!

In reviewing the contact list, a number of members have let their documents lapse on their profile. In some instances, converting them to "pending" from "flying" because of expired medical information. Please take a moment and update your contact record. Make sure that all licence and medical information is up to date. Please inform Clive in Membership when you renew your medical, as he must update that information in the system. Pending Status restricts your access to the booking calendar. Do not get caught out!

Lets have a great year of Flying!

Chris Thompson

Important Reminders

Annual General Meeting

Saturday, April 23rd, at 10:00 AM
Location: Meeting Room, Bistro 26, 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, follow this link and fill in the form to let us know.  You don't have to attend the meeting in order to be elected.

Bug Splatter!

PDW to be cleaned after every flight.

Spring is here and the bugs are already active. Remember to clean the bugs off of the leading edges of all surfaces, the front of the cowl, and the windscreen after your flight. Use only a shop wipe that is fresh from the box and the supplied green solution on the windscreen.  It is far easier to clean the bugs off when they are fresh, and it is rude to leave them for the next pilot to clean.

If every member leaves the aircraft and hanger a little bit cleaner or tidier than they found it, it will make it better for all.  

April 2016 Newsletter

From the President

We Need You...

It's hard to believe that we have completed another flying year already!  The weather gods for the most part shone down upon us and provided us will lots of flying days, which I am proud to say most took advantage of.  The night flying incentive for the winter months proved to be a success, and we have seen the addition of a few new flying members over the year. 

Our pilot safety record has continued to be very good.  PDW is in great flying shape, and a reminder that it is every pilots responsibility to keep her that way.  Please make sure that you are using the vacuum to keep the cockpit clean, and the properly marked cleaners to keep the leading edges and windows clean for the next pilot and guests.  Also please take a moment to report, if see something loose or broken using the form on the clipboard in the hangar and to the PRM via an email.  

Chris Thompson

2016/17 Membership Dues:

Ah, good old April, Spring is in the air, it's Tax Season, and also time to renew your membership at the Borden Flying Club! Before the Tax man please! Unlike, most services you will be pleased to know that your annual membership is holding stead at $300 for Flying Members and $50 for Social Members.

We would appreciate it if all members could please pay their dues before the end of April.

Acceptable methods are: