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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

Muskoka Airport Runway Closure

The main runway at Muskoka airport (CYQA 18/36) will be closed between August 31st and September 30th for runway reconstruction. All lighting at the aerodrome will also be unserviceable during the construction. We wanted to provide this warning to make sure that members don't miss this information in their review of NOTAMs since this is such a popular destination.

BFC Motorcycle Ride

Some Borden Flying Club members have started getting together for social motorcycle rides.  On Sunday, August 16th, the ride went up the (locally) legendary Road 13 (a.k.a. Southwood Rd) to Bala.  We had a great brunch at a little spot called Annie's, and returned via Big Chute.  Everyone had a great time.  We hope to have at least one more ride, likely in September.  If you are not already on the mailing list for BFC motorcycle events, send an email using this link keep informed.

Edenvale Gathering of the Classics

The Edenvale Gathering of the Classics was success despite the rain showers.  The event is quickly becoming our local mini-Oshkosh, with aircraft arriving early and pilots camping under their wings.  The BFC was in a great spot on the path toward the Harvards, Chipmunks, and B25.   We had decent traffic and answered the questions of a number of prospective members.

Thank you to everyone who was able to drop by and help out that day!

 

August 2015 Newsletter

News & Events

Recurrent Training Opportunity at Edenvale

Civil Air Rescue will be at the Edenvale Gathering of the Classics on August the 8th with a talk that qualifies as “recurrent training” with Transport Canada. Remember that pilots must have some form of recurrent training every two years. This is great opportunity to take care of that requirement and enjoy the rest of the “Classics” event.  The CASARA presentation will be held at the hangar of Challenger Flight and will be dependent on weather. 

Hanger WiFi

The Internet service at our hanger has limited bandwidth, and many mobile devices are quite demanding when connected to a WiFi hub. The limited bandwidth is required for club activities like GPS database updates and debugging the remote control of the Tanis heater. As a result, the password for WiFi access has been changed. Members who do not have personal mobile data plans are reminded that Edenvale Aerodrome provides free WiFi access in the main airport building.

July 2015 Newsletter

Message from the President

I am pleased to announce that by the time everyone sits down to read this months newsletter, GPDW should be back at Edenvale and ready to enjoy. I thank all of our pilots for their patience and understanding during the down time. And to the spouses of all our pilots; Your Welcome ! Guys, I hope that you used the down time to get the chores around the house completed. Only kidding ! Only Kidding !

Mark your calendars for Saturday August the 8th for the Gathering of the Classics ! In the past many of our members have generously volunteered their time to help make the Classics a success. We will once again have the club and our cardinal on display at the event. If you have a few hours to volunteer to man the booth it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact myself ([email protected]) or Mark Szwarc ([email protected]) if you are available.

I hope that everyone has a wonderful Summer, I look forward to seeing you around the airport !

 

Chris Thompson
President