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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.

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Club News & Events

November 2017

President's Message


November will be a busy month with the annual of PDW. Any members who are interested in helping out at the hangar while in maintenance please reach out and let me know. The annual inspection will be carried out at Central Aero at Edenvale Airport. The booking calendar will be kept up to date so please check there for updates. We are working diligently to have the airplane return to operation as soon as possible.

The temperatures are falling and once the annual is completed I suspect winter will be upon us or very close. A friendly reminder to ensure the airplane is pre-heated for cold weather operations.

Best Regards,

Harrison Drake

Flight Operations

Inside the Envelope

With PDW away for a long maintenance period, and the numerous cancelled flights due to October's strong winds, many members are encroaching upon the end of their flight currency.

When the airplane is flying again, we will work quickly to have everyone's currency requirements addressed. Additionally, we will have one our skilled and experienced members join us in flight operations to help with training and checkouts - hopefully this winter.

Stay warm

October 2017

President's Message


Weather so far this fall has been great for flying.  It's nice to see that PDW has been kept busy.

All members should keep an eye on the temperatures and use engine preheat when required (any time outside tempuratures are below 5°C). The intructions on how to use the Tanis heater remote control are found here in our file repository.  For those who still aren't sure how to use the Switch Box for preheat please ask.

The engine blanket should be installed after every flight when putting the airplane away. Currently the blanket is in the back cabinet. I'd appreciate it if the next person who flies the airplane could put it on.

The Annual has been tentatively scheduled for November. Please keep an eye on the schedule as I expect the dates to change a couple of days here and there based on how the inspections go.

Note that I will be unavailable October 12-20, 2017. In my absence, use the snag form on the club website as usual, or contact Paul Grenier directly for urgent maintenance issues.

As we have done in previous years the club will run the night flying special for the airplane. Details are available below.  Try to take advantage if you have appropriate night checkout and currency.

Harrison Drake

New Website Host Provider

BFC has a new provider for our web hosting service.

As always, if you encounter problems with the site please contact Mark:

September 2017

President's Message


On behalf of all the Board of Directors, I would like to start by thanking the outgoing President, Chris Thompson, for his dedication and years of service to the club. Chris’ contributions to the Borden Flying Club have made the club a great place for both flying and social members. I look forward to flying together and shooting the breeze at the club’s social events.

I have accepted the President role and will carry out these duties along with the PRM role until the completion of the term. Additionally, Mark Szwarc has agreed to assume the role of Vice President.  He will also continue providing IT support. These decisions were carried out through a vote of the Board of Directors.

I would like to send out an additional thanks to the other Board Members who volunteer their time: without these contributions this club would not be possible. The Borden Flying Club represents a group of members whom are passionate about aviation and are trying to keep General Aviation alive in Canada. Clubs like ours are few and far between in Canada and we all must do our part to ensure the club continues on for another 60 years. I encourage all members to contribute to the flying club and remember we are all volunteers, many hands make light work.

We plan to resume our regularly scheduled social events to which Director Grant Lloyd has been gracious enough to plan. For those of you who have noticed the bulletin board on the side of the hangar at NV8 the entrance, this is Grants handy work. I encourage all members to check it out next time through the airport.

If any member has suggestions or comments I welcome them, please feel free to reach out. I also ask members truly consider volunteering and anyone who is interested please let me know.

Fly safe.

Harrison Drake

August 2017

From the President

As this newsletter goes out I am pleased to say that we have had our 1st 4 day stretch this Summer of Sunny Hot Weather that includes a Saturday and Sunday in it. Like the Toronto Blue Jays; it’s a win, and we’ll take them where we can! Despite all the rain this Summer the calendar remains booked, which is a fantastic thing to see.

I had the opportunity to have a guest up for a nice cross country flight to Muskoka, Peterborough and some sightseeing over Barrie recently. He could not stop commenting on how impressed he was with PDW and what a great looking and performing airplane for one that is now 46 years old.

The beauty and condition of the aircraft really is a reflection of the proactive attention our PRM’s have provided over the years, the excellent training and safety record provided by our team in Flight Ops, and lest I forget, the pilot culture of all our Members who treat the aircraft as if it were their own.

I hope that everyone enjoys the remainder of the Summer. I look forward to seeing everyone through the various events planned in August at the Airport.

Chris Thompson