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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 memb[email protected]

Club News & Events

September Hangar BBQ Wrap-up

Club member/pilots comparing notes on the finer points of Cardinal flying.September's meeting was wrapped into a Hangar BBQ this year. In spite of our very best effort to host a Harvard Flight Event centred around a Hangar BBQ, the late summer weather would not cooperate.

As the week unfolded everyone, pilot or not, looked to the sky and hoped that the forecast would show signs of improvement as the week progressed. Sadly by late in the week it was pretty obvious that this time the weather office nailed the forecast. Low cloud, gusty winds and persistent showers meant that Bjarni, from the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association, was not going to make it.

We're happy to say that even though the weather gremlins kept us ground-bound they couldn't foil our BBQ. Come 5:00 PM our President Chris Thompson ignited the grill and we had a wonderful evening of friendly conversation, hangar flying and reminiscing.

Night Flying Checkout

A reminder, as some late evening rentals have been booked on PDW recently.  The club does require members to complete a one-time night checkout with one of our check-pilots.  CNV8 is a relatively easy airport to operate within, however reduced visibility during night time will create some challenges with blackhole type of illusions.  Fly Safe!! 

** UPDATED** Fly One of Aviation's Icons, the MKII Harvard!!

MKII Harvard of the Canadian Harvard Aircraft AssociationUPDATE - Regrettably we've had to postpone this weekend flights. With weekend forecasts of 25 knot gusts and rain the weather is not conducive to enjoyable intro flights on the Harvard. For more information please e-mail me directly at this email or call 705 734 8870.

The year is 1942, the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan is ramping up to meet the need for combat pilots overseas. Less than a year ago, on your 19th birthday, you walked into a recruiting office in Toronto to join the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Maintenance Update - Safety Harness

Inertia reel harness operationPDW is now equipped with an inertia reel type safety harness for both the pilot and co-pilot position. Please inspect the function of the shoulder harnesses prior to your flight and pay particular attention to the fitting, especially for your passenger; refer to the attached picture. Click here for a larger image.

Thanks and have a safe flight.

Steve M.
 

Allan Bowman's Return Flight from Nanaimo Fly-in

Back in March of this year John Lovelace of Century Flight Club came to do a presentation on this year’s fly-in to Nanaimo for the Borden Flying Club. One of our past flying members Allan Bowman and his wife Sylvia attended the fly-in in Allan’s PA22, and Allan was kind enough to share a video of his return flight with us. Allan explains a bit about the video:

“My wife Sylvia and I took a southern Superior route out, customs at Drummond Island (KDRUM, through USA), entering Canada at H28 "DelBonito" and a northern Superior route back.

The video starts when crossing the water from Saturna Island heading across part of Washington State vectored towards Hope BC and ending just short of Princeton BC.

Haze was smoke from forest fires that were north of our path. Visibility was good, next day however vis fell to about 5 miles.