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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

TC Seminar & Club Meeting this week

Local Transport Canada Safety Seminar

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 – An Evening with the Canadian Military - Georgian College

The following is quoted from the Transport Canada website:

Alumni Hall (Room K229A), University Partnership Centre (Building K), Georgian College (Barrie Campus), 1 Georgian Drive, Barrie, ON L4M 4H8. The seminar will run from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m on January 20th.  Please park in Parking Lot 1 or Parking Lot 2 and enter through the Founders Building.

Join us as speakers from the Canadian Mission Control Centre (CMCC), Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton and 424 Squadron provide information on a number of topics including the Canadian Beacon Registry, CMCC and Cospas-Sarsat, JRCC Trenton, rescue co-ordination, search and rescue (SAR) missions and safety.

 

December Newsletter

A View From the Top

Message from the President

I'd like to take this opportunity to wish Happy Holidays to everyone and their families! At the Thompson Household, Christmas is a big time of the year, bringing together the family that it spread out over the continent for one big joyous celebration.  And while I am not a big fan of the snow, it would be nice to enjoy during the Holidays.  By the way, you can thank me for the warm weather we have been having so far;  I bought snowshoes for Stacey and I and new winter gear  :-)

PDW is back from it's annual, where a number of projects were successfully completed. Those included:

• Replacement of worn parts on the nose gear that were causing intermittent nose wheel shimmy
• New oil and fuel lines for the engine
• A newly re-upholstered front pilots seat
• All outstanding AD's
• And a very thorough cleaning of the entire aircraft by Tom Stiff and Adrian Dickson

November Newsletter

From the President

With the days and nights getting colder we have to start planning cold weather ops.  With that in mind, I would like to remind all pilots that they should be using the pre-heat on the plane.  When turned on the preheat will run for 3 hours.  All cross-country flights should include the cowl cover, cowl plugs and possibly the hangar extension chord.  It is necessary to keep the engine warm while stopping over at an alternate airport, whether the purpose is a quick meal or if you get stuck at another field due to weather and have to wait out the storm or plan to recover the aircraft another day.

After every flight when PDW is tucked away in the hangar we shall make sure that the Tanis heater is plugged in, the cowl plugs and cover installed, pitot tube cover installed, battery minder plugged in at the cargo door of the aircraft, and of course, keys on the clipboard.

Just a friendly reminder about care of the aircraft.  Over the last year and a half we as a club have had to fix a lot of little minor things; door latches, no draft cranks, seat stops, etc…  While it cannot always be prevented, due too the age of the airplane and the number of members who fly her, we must all continue to make our best attempts at exercising a pride of ownership. Most of us who have never owned an aircraft privately would be astonished at the price of some of these little minor fixes.  

To ensure that every member gets the benefit of a clean and fully functioning aircraft lets all make sure that we treat PDW like as if it were our own.   


Chris Thompson
President

October Newsletter

From the President

 

Well here we are in October already! The days are getting shorter and cooler, and finally we are getting treated to some spectacular fall colours. I'm sure that Flight Ops will re-enforce this point, but we must start considering plugging in the Tanis heater after every flight as the mornings seem to be getting very cool. The aircraft saw quite a bit of flight time in September as pilots took advantage of the extended Summer like conditions. I hope that those of us with Night ratings will take advantage of the early sunsets to get some awesome night flying in.

Just a reminder PDW will be in for its Annual in November.

Safe Flying! and a Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Chris Thompson
President

September 2015 Newsletter

Message from the President ‏

It's hard to believe that we are in September again! The Summer was active with lots of flying, a great turnout at the Gathering of the Classics in August, and some new members to the Borden Flying Club. To our new members, welcome! I look forward to seeing you around the airport and at the club meetings which start back up again in September.

Some of you may have noticed an e-blast on the weekend, about our September meeting. In an effort to accommodate our guest speaker we have moved the club meeting back by one week. Please mark it on your calendars that we will be meeting on the 24th of September this month. As usual Bistro 26 will be the venue, and as always there are usually a number of us, who sit down for cocktails and dinner before the meeting starts. I encourage all who are planning on attending the meeting to join us beforehand.