#HeavierOutBC Contest: Pick Up Garbage Win Avgas


In 2018 a group of pilots located in Nevada and Utah called The Flying Cowboys began a campaign called #HeavierOut. The idea was to leave remote areas heavier than they arrived by hauling out any garbage that they came across in the backcountry. Inspired by The Flying Cowboys, the BCGA is bringing the #HeavierOutBC campaign to British Columbia. 

The Contest
For the next year we will run the #HeavierOutBC contest. The rules are simple and the only tools you need are a few spare garbage bags in your flight bag.  If you are flying to a remote area, airstrip, beach or gravel bar and find any garbage, trash or material that shouldn’t be there simply bag it up, fly it out and dispose of it properly, always respecting your weight and balance limitations of course!

Take a picture of the garbage with your aircraft and email it to us and post it to Facebook or Instagram if you wish with the Hashtag #HeavierOutBC and be entered into the draw for Avgas. The only requirement for an entry is the emailed photo, not the Facebook or Instagram Post.


  • Always respect your weight and balance limitations
  • Secure all loads.
  • Flying out trash that you flew in does not count.
  • One entry per-flight, per location, per day.
  • Photo must be submitted for each entry. 
  • Winner will be randomly drawn from all entries on October 1, 2019 at 18:00.

First Prize: $300 Avgas Voucher
Second Prize: $200 Avgas Voucher
Third Prize: $100 BCGA Store Credit

​To Enter, click on the “FLYOUT GARBAGE FOR AVGAS” page in the News & Events Dropdown Menu