The NFC regrets to inform you that our Member and friend, Bob Spink, flew west on October 18th.
We express our condolences to his Fay and his entire family.
We’ll miss you Bob.
NFC is famous for the grub served up at our General Meetings
and at the world-renowned ‘First Saturday of the month Fly-ins’.
However, our over-worked volunteer baristas, cooks, clean-up gang and the Social Director are becoming fatigued.
We have more than 140 Members who could help out. If you are one of them, please volunteer.
If we all kick in, the workload will be much reduced. If you know how to operate a spatula, kindly contact our Social Director, Daniel Judge, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please seriously consider helping the NFC continue with this long-standing tradition (that pilots like to eat!)
Commencing Sept 11, Vital Aviation will be using the Clubhouse meeting room to provide the ground school course for their students. Paid-up NFC Members are welcome to attend and listen in. The course runs each Tuesday and Thursday at 0630 – 0930 until October 25. It’s a great offer.
Think it’s all props and 100LL at YCD? Well, Virginia, best you take a look at:
By the way, there are tons of NFC memories available on the images tab.
(Crayons not included)
All Piper pilots know that Cessnas are dogs, but really….
Wayne Copeland Memorial Celebration
It is with great sadness that the NFC said goodbye to our departed Member on Saturday, June 23. Approximately 60 people attended to hear the bagpipes play, the songs sung, the poetry read and a healthy helping of Wayne’s chili.
Rest in peace, amigo.
An Airbus A319 drops by NFC for fuel?
Naw. It’s Friday, June 22 and scheduled jet service comes to YCD. The first Air Canada Rouge departs for Toronto on a non-stop flight. The passengers are so excited to see our Clubhouse that the pilots stop to take a photo!
Brentwood College School (Victoria) honours the son of NFC Member Jeremy Howard.
On March 20, a WestJet Dash 8-400 experienced cabin smoke while enroute from YVR. The flight landed on runway 16 and was attended promptly by YCD’s CFR assets.
NFC Membership Dues for 2018 are now payable. Please renew your membership before the end of January to keep it current. Club By-Laws do not permit fuel discounts to lapsed Members. Remember that you have the option to renew on this website (see below). Thank you for your attention to this important matter to your Club.
Does your aircraft need avionics work done?
A new facility has opened at Boundary Bay Airport, operated by technicians with decades of experience.
The annual ELT recert can be done on a ‘while you wait’ basis. Other services include everything from the bi-annual transponder / altimeter check through to full-panel replacements.
Your webmaster had a major upgrade performed there recently. It was completed on-time, on-budget with excellent results and professional service throughout the project.
Canada West Avionics (ZBB) (604) 409 8182. Recommended.
Overnight (or longer) vehicle parking at the Club is restricted to Members only.
This is effective from Sept 10, 2017 onward.
You must display your NFC parking pass on your vehicle’s front window if you plan to leave it overnight, otherwise you risk it being towed away.
The passes are free to Club Members. Get yours from Peter Myers (250) 756-1836.
Members can now pay their dues and/or their aircraft parking fees on-line, using this website. Here’s how:
Go to the ‘members’ page, read the brief instructions, select the appropriate payment option and click on the ‘Buy Now’ button. Please note that a PayPal account is NOT necessary. We ask that you use a major credit card, not a debit card. The transaction is completed by the secure services of PayPal. The fee for this is included in the prices shown. Kindly note that ‘one year’ refers to the NFC calendar year (Jan 1-Dec 31). Other parking periods may be accommodated. Contact our Parking Director. We hope you will find this to be a convenient, optional method to maintain your membership.
Prospective new members should visit the ‘join’ page and complete the formalities prior to any on-line payment.
Pilots flying to Boundary Bay (ZBB) should be aware that aircraft parking on a complimentary basis is now limited to 2 hours. If your stay exceeds this time, you will be charged as follows:
Singles $15.00 + GST Twins $25.00 + GST
Additionally, as of June 2018, the doors from the Terminal to airside are locked to prevent egress to the ramp area. Pilots needing to return to their aircraft must seek access at the Alpha Aviation office, located at the east end of the check-in counters. This security is to prevent pilots who overstay the 2 hour limit from leaving without paying their account. It is not the result of a Transport or NavCanada mandate.
Effective June 1, 2017 the Tofino (CYAZ) airport remote advisory service, previously handled by Nanaimo Radio has been transferred to Hardy Radio (Port Hardy). The frequency at Tofino remains as 123.25 MHz
The Ravenous Raven (Gillies Bay) is a great place to try for lunch or dinner. They have extended hours in July (Tue to Sat 10 – 8 pm, Sun 10 – 3 pm). Give them a call at 604 486 0471 and they’ll tell you how to get a ride from CYGB. The airport has free bicycles, if you’re inclined. It’s about 2 miles and you’ll work off your lunch on the return leg.
That ‘thing’ on the Clubhouse roof is not a UFO attractor, not even an avian restroom.
It’s a new antenna for the Club’s aviation radio receiver.
NFC’s Radio Police will be evaluating Members for correct communications protocol.
Offenders may expect whippings with microphone cable.
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What kind of plane is it? Oh, it’s a big, pretty, white plane with red stripes, curtains in the windows and wheels and it looks like a big Tylenol. -Airplane!