Spring flying weather is upon us and we hope that you are getting out and making the most of it!
BCGA Fly-Out & BBQ Report
Last weekend we hosted our first event as an Association. The original plan was to fly to Vargas Island, however due to the sheer number of aircraft and instability in the weather the destination was changed the morning of the event to Gillies Bay on Texada Island. Despite the short notice we were thrilled that 40 aircraft flew in to take part in the festivities. Members flew in from all over the south coast and from as far away as Williams Lake and Grand Forks. It was great to see everyone having such a great time meting old friends and making new ones. It was especially impressive to see the level of proficiency and professionalism demonstrated by the members as dozens of aircraft converged on the uncontrolled aerodrome, some for the first time. A special thank you to Charlie Groves and the fine gentlemen what call Gillies Bay home for coming out and assisting with parking aircraft and making everyone feel at home.
After the flyout almost 50 members gathered at a hangar at Pitt Meadows airport for a BBQ and party. We are thrilled that so many of you made it out.
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We are proud to tell you that you are part of an organization that is home to over 360 members. The members of this association have already become a sort of family and we hope to build on the momentum and camaraderie that the BCGA has created amongst the aviation community in British Columbia.
The BCGA store has become very popular! We have already had to re-order multiple items to replenish stock. Thank you to those of you that have placed orders for your patience. It is taking some time to get more stock in but we are shipping items as fast as we can get them in. The store is a great way to support BCGA activities and projects. Getting your BCGA gear is also a great way to break the ice at the airport when you spot a fellow member sporting their BCGA gear.
There are several upcoming events that you should be aware of. Here is a brief list. For more information consult the BCGA Calendar.
April 1-3 : Northern Rockies Lodge Ice Strip Fly-In (Muncho Lake, BC)
April 2 : Aerobatic Club of BC Redbull Air Race Pub Night (Sharkey's, Ladner, BC)
April 2 : Nanaimo Flying Club Fly-In Brunch
April 9 : Scotch & Chocolate Gala Fundraiser (Canadian Museum of Flight, Langley, BC)
April 10 : Boundary Bay Flying Club Breakfast (Delta Airpark, BC)
April 17 : Aero Club of BC Fuel Sale (Pitt Meadows, BC)
April 22 - 23: Vernon Rust Remover Weekend (Vernon, BC)
If you know of any events that need to be added to the calendar please let us know!
Until next time, fly safe and have fun!