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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

2020 Annual General Meeting

The Borden Flying Club Annual General Meeting will be held on April 18th, 2020, from 10:00 to 12:00. Due to the social distancing requirements, the meeting will be held via Zoom video conference. The meeting invitation will be distributed in our newsletter. If you do not subscribe to the newsletter and wish to join the meeting, please send your request by email to

February 2020

President's Message

Good News!

Finally the first bit of good news nearing the end of the month. PDW should be ready by the end of next week and the break-in process can start. Fortunately, the weather has been very poor for flying the last month and a half. We all shouldn’t feel badly about the airplane being out of service since the weather would have kept us grounded anyway. PDW has had extensive repairs done which will be outlined in the PRM report.

At the last Board meeting, it was decided the annual dues will be raised by $50 making the flying membership $350. The hourly rate will be raised by $10 to $155 for normal flying, $143 for block time. There is no change to our club Social membership fee.

There has not been an increase in over 10 years, while our costs have gone up considerably over that same period. Also, the fuel surcharge will still be in effect for any price over two dollars per litre.

I look forward to seeing everybody at our February 15th meeting at Edenvale.

Randy Van Ness

Christmas 2019

President's Message

First off I’d like to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season. We’re sad that we didn’t have a Christmas party at Edenvale for the club, however thanks to Karen there was a party after all, and a dinner at a restaurant in Barrie.

Also, a wonderful reception was held at the Edenvale Aerodrome. It was a an amazing evening, Milan and his wife Anna Maria put on an excellent reception with food, entertainment and fine wine.

As you know from the last message, our airplane has been very sick and is been repaired as we speak.

Below, you'll find an update from Thomas Stiff on the current status of PDW.

We will look forward to seeing everyone in January at our first meeting of the new year.

Take care, enjoy the holidays and be safe.

Randy Van Ness

PDW Maintenance

PDW is progressing nicely.

Both bearings on the stab have been replaced and all the cables tensioned and pulleys lubricated. It has been reassembled. The problem with the flaps has been corrected and they are working perfectly.

The cracked rear bulkhead has been repaired and painted. The cracked fairing on the tail (stab) has been replaced and painted.

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December 2019

President's Message

PDW Engine Update

I have to relay some unfortunate news to the club. A number of issues were identified during PDW’s annual inspection. First, fine metal particles continue to be found in the oil filter. This means that the work done earlier did not resolve the problem as we had hoped. The Board has decided that the only course of action is to rebuild the engine.

The flaps were only extending to 20 degrees.  This has been diagnosed and is being repaired.

Another unfortunate finding was a crack on the aft bulkhead. A repair kit for this is offered, but it may be hard to find. We have people working hard to source this for us. In addition to the above work, we will be replacing the navigation light lenses (on order) and change the stabilator bearings.

As you would expect, the engine replacement and bulkhead work will delay the return to service for PDW. At this point we are looking at mid-January. When we do get her back, PDW will have a zero-time engine. We will keep you updated if anything changes.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Tom Stiff, who has been putting in a great deal of effort during the inspection and follow-up work.

Randy Van Ness

PDW Maintenance

Annual Inspection - More Details

In discussing the issues with Orillia Aviation, they had a few comments to pass along.