Nanaimo Flying Club News 2013

December 17th, 2013 – 2013 in Review, Check out the NFC’s year end Report Card.

November 17th, 2013 – NFC Elections for 2014 take place during November’s Annual General Meeting.  More on this here

November 17th, 2013 – Please welcome our newest members joining the club at the AGM: Lorraine Howatt, Charles Williams, John McGaw, Gerald Thom and Sean Heard.

November 11th, 2013 – NFC’s Joe Radschun passes away from complications of cancer.

November 6th, 2013 – NFC’s Kent Casady bets, earns & takes 5 bucks from Elvis. Can’t spill the beans here tho… you’ll have to ask Kent himself about the details.

October 20th, 2013 – Welcome our newest Members: Denis Bérubé and Dave Shortill.

October 19th, 2013 – Wolverine Air’sTim Garrish” donates $500 to the Nanaimo Flying Club. Thank you Tim!

October 1st, 2013 – Volunteers requested for October 9 Hangar Clean-Up 09:30-14:00. A BBQ brunch for the work party served at NooN. It’s an all member call.

September 15th, 2013 – Please welcome our newest Members:  Daniel Desjardins, John Higenbottam and Jonathan Wallace.

September 1st, 2013 – AvGas Editor Grant Corriveau publishes another great edition of our NFC Newsletter;  “AvGas Fall 2013”  Check it out or DON’T!

August 26th, 2013 – John Lovelace announces the Nanaimo Flying Club as the next host destination for the Century Flight 2014 (July 8-17, 2014)

August 18th, 2013 – Welcome our NFC’s newest Members: David Kay, Gerry Mueller and Bob Spink.

August 16th, 2013 – The NFC lost another one of it’s own, this one tragically and unexpectedly; Grant Howatt.  A missing man fly-by and rememberance in his honour will take place at the NFC: Grant Howatt’s AfterLife Party, Saturday, October 19th, 2013. See details here.  Read Grant’s obituary, here.

August 7th, 2013The NFC lost one of it’s own, Larry Berg.  A rememberence in his honour will be held at the clubhouse on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 starting at: 18:00 Those that knew Larry are asked to attend for dinner, drinks & celebrate Larry’s contribution to our world.

July 21st, 2013 – Ray Erhart Memorial Bursary of $1000 awarded to Tessa Ferneybough.

July 21st, 2013 – Welcome our newest Members: Raymond Randolf  & Michael Weir.

June 30th, 2013 – Welcome NFC’s new scribe Grant Corriveau, check it: here & here.

June 17th, 2013 – Welcome brand new NFC Member Kent Casady, who also joined the NFC Rental Club to fly GVBA!

June 17th, 2013 – A request for some (other ‘or yet to’ volunteer) NFC Members to step up to the plate (yes, pun intended) for help in hosting a NFC 1st Saturday of the Month Brunch. Please contact Murray Welte at:  murray.welte@gmail.com  A small donation of your time is always appreciated by our hardworking executive and helps keep our great little monthly 1st Saturday of the Month Fly-In Brunch… running smoothly.

May 27th, 2013 – NFC Membership fuel debit cards arrive.  more details here.

May 26th, 2013 – Vargas & Nootka Island Fly-Out Beach BBQ enjoys perfect conditions with low tides, little winds and CAVU skies.

May 26th, 2013 – NFC hosts the Air Cadets 2013 Annual Ceremonial Review.

May 19th, 2013 – Welcome new NFC Members: Gordon Henderson and Levi Kandall

May 5th 2013 – Skye Avionics announces intent in locating a new satellite service depot at the Nanaimo Flying Club.

May 2nd 2013 – New ATIS frequency commissioned/operational at CYCD: 128.425 ATIS

April 21st 2013 – Welcome new NFC Members: Wolfgang Carolsfeld, Wayne Copeland, Ryan Evans and Bjorn Kjaer.

April 21st 2013 – NFC Membership votes on the acquisition of a club owned rental C-172 aircraft and approves it with an overwhelming majority. Check it: here and here

April 15th 2013 – The Canadian Government cancelled the Air Cadet Gliding Program. Add your name to a petition protesting this decision: here.

April 11th 2013 – The Canadian Snowbirds are scheduled to visit, park at & perform at the Nanaimo Flying Club for the C.H.I.L.D. Program on July 30-31. Read more about it here.

January 20th 2013 – Welcome the first of 2013’s newest NFC Members: Rick Koeppen.

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!

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Current 100LL Pricing

Good News!
Fuel returns to the NFC

NFC Members pay $1.609/litre

Non-member price $1.709/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...

Hump Day Clubhouse Eats

Held each month, (mid-month) a Wednesday social gathering for a little hangar flying & food units at the club.       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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New NFC Members 2013

Check it out... our flying club continues to grow and grow.

Please help welcoming 2013's newest NFC Members; listed in no particular order.

Lorraine Howatt

Charles Williams

John McGaw

Gerald Thom

Sean Heard

Denis Bérubé

Dave Shortill

Daniel Desjardins

John Higenbottam

Jonathan Wallace

David Kay

Gerry Mueller

Bob Spink

Raymond Randolf

Michael Weir

Kent Casady

Gordon Henderson

Levi Kandall

Wolfgang Carolsfeld

Wayne Copeland

Ryan Evans

Bjorn Kjaer

Rick Koeppen


Welcome to the NFC!