A few weeks ago we sent out the first batch of 155 membership cards to our BC Aviation Association members. Given that each one was hand written there was bound to be a few small mistakes. One of these mistakes led to this exchange and resulted in a fantistic video put together by one of our newest members Travis McCrea.
Deadline September 20th, 2015
Helicopter Ball Drop Benefitting Hopeair
Helijet is sending their Sikorsky 76 to the Nav Canada Charity Golf Tournament at Morgan Creek to drop 2,000 golf balls. The closest ball to the pin wins “2 round trip tickets anywhere Westjet flies" Tickets are being sold. You can purchase one (1) ticket for $20 or three (3) for $50. The winner will be announced at the banquet after the tournament. All proceeds go to support Hope Air in their mission to help fly people in need to medical appointments accross Canada.
To Buy Your Tickets Click Here
Copied From: BCROBYN (http://www.bcrobyn.com/2012/12/how-big-is-british-columbia/)
How big is British Columbia?
Bigger than most US states, bigger than most countries.
This Canadian province is so huge that most people who live there rarely see it all. It’s so vast that you’d need well over a month to properly explore it all.
Technically BC is 944,735 km2 (364,764 sq mi), but this means nothing if you have no basis for comparison.
Even comparing BC’s area to the area of somewhere else means very little, until you visualize it… so I figured, what the heck! Let’s visualize these comparisons using MAPfrappe*.
Here’s British Columbia, outlined by yours truly. (ROBYNBC)
As you can see, BC is larger than the UK (243,600 km²) and Ireland (84,420 km²).
It’s bigger than Japan (377,900km2).
It’s bigger than New Zealand (268,700 km²).
It can eat all of California (424,000 km²).
It can swallow Florida (170,300 km²) and its neighbouring states.
* MAPfrappe is an online tool that allows you to draw an outline of one part of the world (ex: the outline of BC) and overlay it on another part of the world (ex: Japan), so you can properly visualize how it compares. And yes, for you cartography gurus, it does factor scale and projection distortion and makes the appropriate changes, so it’s more or less accurate. You can read more about the details on their website.
Curious as to where our members call home? Check out this map and see all the municipalities that are home to BCGA members!
The B.C. Aviation Association has members from across British Columbia and the United States. British Columbians are not the only ones who enjoy the spectacular destinations that our province has to offer. Many Americans take aviate in B.C. as well. Some visiting pilots come just to see what British Columbia has to offer while others take advantage of its airports and expansive backcountry while en-route to majestic destinations in Alaska. The B.C. Aviation association has something to offer everyone and is always looking to expand the reach of its members.
Here are over 150 reasons why we had to go to extraordinary measures to keep the association alive! These are the first round of membership cards and welcome letters being prepped to be sent out to our members. We owe this to the members!
These will be sent out as soon as we receive the new membership cards in the mail. These cards will allow you to take advantage of the exclusive member discounts.
These envelopes are stamped and addressed to over 150 Members in 2 Provinces and 9 States.
If you would like to contribute to help us cover the cost of getting the association up and running please visit the Contribution Page. We can't do it without your support.