Nanaimo Flying Club News


Greetings fellow aviation buffs!

I am pleased to inform you that Kevin Varey of Discovery West Aviation will
be leading a “PILOT’S RUST REMOVAL SESSION” at Parksville Qualicum Aero Club
(CAT4) that will help you fulfill your 24 month recurrent training in
accordance with CAR 401.05 licensing standards.

The session will be held in PQAC’s member’s lounge Saturday March 15th,
starting at 10 AM (coffee will be ready earlier) and we will wrap up around
2 PM. The cost is $20 per person and will include a light lunch.

If you plan to attend, please register in advance prior to March 11th by
email to or call Randy at 250-594-7273.

If you know others including non PQAC members that might be interested,
please forward this note to them as well. We’d like to help as many get
current as the room can comfortably handle.

We hope to see you then.

Randy Parcels
PQAC – Secretary


New service from Nanaimo to Seattle was recently announced by the airport commission.  See the CYCD website here for details… It’s good news.

But you can’t help but wonder if one day …


There are rumours that Air Canada is considering better links direct to Alberta.  Time will tell, but probably this won’t involve the new B787.

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The weatherman co-operated, and our first Fly In for 2014 was a busy one.  Several aircraft managed the trans-Salish crossing in time for a delicious brunch served up by our intrepid cooks, Joyce Clarke, Jenny Janecek, and Jim Vallance.

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Reminder: those who fly in for these events are given the NFC member’s rate on a refuel, so the line up at the pumps gets a little busy at times.  But it’s worth it.  Check out our current fuel price on the home page of our website.

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Current 100LL Pricing

NFC Members pay $1.77/litre

Non-member price $1.87/litre

Monthly ‘Fly-In’ Brunch

Our "Inter Flying Club Brunch" held the 1st Saturday of each month, all pilots & guests are invited to join-in!        more...

NFC General Meetings

"3rd Sunday" of every month. COPA 'Flight 91' also meets at this time. Both are open to all pilots & Guests.     more...

NFC Clubhouse Events

We are social aviators and we regularly "organize" clubhouse and flying events.       more...

NFC Truancy Squadron

It's a nice day, you're thinking of skipping 'whatever is is' and go flying instead?       more...

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