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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]

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January 2017 - Meeting Reminder

Hear About a PDW Adventure!

January 19th, at 19:00, at the Bistro 26

Come out and show support for your fellow members Fred Simpson and Paul Grenier, by attending the January club meeting on the 19th. Paul and Fred will be recounting a trip that they shared to South Dakota last year.  

Also on the agenda will be a review of the new Switchbox remote control for our Tanis heater.

As always, a number of members will meet for dinner at the Bistro 26 prior to meeting: everyone is welcome to join! 

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

 

December 2016 - Updated Content

President's Message

Happy Holidays everyone! My wife Stacey and I are looking forward to the Annual BFC Christmas Dinner; being held Saturday December 17th at Bistro 26. It’s always a great time with friends and family. An email should have been sent to all members December 8th asking those wishing to attend the Dinner to complete the form, so that we can accurately gauge numbers, meal preferences and any allergies that guests might have. If you have not done, so or you thought initially you could not attend, but now can, please complete that form as soon as possible so that no one is disappointed.  The link to the survey is provided at the end of this newsletter.

Club Operations and Board of Directors

I know that I have said it in the past, but its worth saying again. To me the Borden Flying Club is more than just a place where you can rent a plane and going flying. It’s a club where its members enjoy getting together at club meetings and social events to be surrounded by others who share a passion for aviation. A club where everyone participates and contributes at some level to the overall well-being of the club and most importantly its only physical asset PDW. I would especially like to thank those members, past and present that have gone the extra mile to serve on the Board of Directors of the Borden Flying Club. A broad mix of experience and backgrounds on the Board is key to the Club’s continuing success.

So, as 2016 draws to a close, and we all make a fresh start and resolutions in the New Year, I would ask that you consider volunteering more for the dirty jobs like washing and waxing the airplane, keeping the hangar clean, and most importantly becoming a Board Member; lending your voice and experience to the continued good governance of our club.

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