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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

November 2016

Message from the President

Positive Change

There have been quite a few positive steps forward at the club since I last wrote to everyone. We have a new member database and booking calendar system that allows greater flexibility for members wishing to book the airplane, better communication, and better ability for the club to use automation to track currencies. That being said, there will be a few growing pains as everyone gets used to the new system, so your patience is appreciated.

We have also invested in a new remote switch for the Tanis heater. Again, the premise behind the new switch was to provide members with greater reliability and flexibility.

The switch is called SwitchBox (http://switchboxcontrol.com/pilots/). It will give pilots the ability to turn on the Tanis remotely via an Apple or Android app. Anyone of our pilots using the app will be able to see in real time if the Tanis is on or off. Set-up requires that we set-up a white-list of cell phone numbers that will be allowed to communicate with the SwitchBox, so if you have not done so lately, please ensure that your cell phone number is up to date in your member profile.

AircraftClubs.com - New Booking Calendar

The club is moving to a new booking calendar and member contact database, which can be accessed on your desktop or favorite mobile device.  The service is being moved to a new cloud based service called Aircraftclubs.com (www.aircraftclubs.com).  As the current member database is migrated over to the new service, you will receive an email from AircraftClubs.com asking you to set up a username and password.

Once logged in the page will open up to the booking calendar.

Please take a moment to review your pilot record under "My Club" and "Members"

 

There you will be required to update personal and pilot information.

We expect to have the new booking calendar up and operational by the end of the day October 31st.

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Chris Thompson

President

Good Reading - October 2016

Open Door In Flight

From PilotWorkshops.com

Subscriber Question: "What should you do if your door is not properly latched and pops open in-flight?" - Francis S.

A cabin door popping open just after takeoff can be a very distracting event and has been the cause of several accidents. The natural pilot action is to attempt to get the door closed as soon as possible and this is exactly the wrong thing to do. The most important thing is to maintain aircraft control. In my experience, it is almost impossible to get an open door closed in flight, so don't get distracted trying.

In most airplanes, the door will only open a few inches as there is a lot of airflow preventing it from opening too far. There may be some slight loss of performance but aircraft control should not be a problem. If your POH has a procedure, follow it. In general, avoid high-speed, and return and land using normal procedures.

In the worst case scenario, it is possible (but not probable) that the door could come off and hit something on the tail. This is a very low probability, but that could cause controllability problems. So there is good reason to maintain aircraft control and keep the speed from becoming excessive.

So if this happens to you, give up on the idea of getting the door closed. Return, land and close the door on the ground.

Generously shared by PilotWorkshops.com

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,

Sam Sciscione
Director of Flight Operations

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.