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Fall started on September 22nd, with some nice warm weather so now is the time to get some extra flying. A lot of the events have now passed until next spring, except for events in the US. There are a number of events that continue throughout the year and are a little further to get to.

The BC Pilots Association has its monthly meetings on the first Thursday of each month at the Pacific Flying Club from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. The Pacific Flying Club is located at Boundary Bay Airport, 4335 Skeena St #4, Delta, BC. V4K 0A6. Directions

The BC Pilots Association had a nice booth and static display at the Boundary Bay Airshow, with a Pacific Flying Club Cessna 172 with a glass panel. The theme was travelling and camping with your aircraft.

We had many people sign up for the Co-Pilot in a Day course and asking how to get a pilots license, both young and old. Plus the Airshow was a great success, that is free to the public, put on by Alpha Aviation.

The BC Pilots Association also had a fly out last month to Pemberton for a BBQ and then fly over the Meager Slide northwest of Pemberton. The slide is the largest in Canada's history, and slid 6,000 feet vertically.

Check out the Calendar and Facebook page for events and meetings coming up.



Upcoming Events


Things to do and places to fly....



October 7, Saturday. Nanaimo Flying Club has their monthly brunch. Fuel is available now. CYCD

October 7-15th, The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a week long event in Alubquerque, New Mexico. Around 700 balloons from all over the world come to compete in balloonery. www.balloonfiesta.com Click on the time lapse to the right for one day view with a mass assention

October 8, Sunday. Fly in or drive in to the Delta Air Park Pancake Breakfast. This month the breakfast is hosted by the Recreational Aviation Association. Only $5 for a great breakfast with proceeds going to support events at Delta Air Park (CAK3). If you are looking for a nice Sunday Breakfast that you can take your kids to, this is it. CAK3

October 14-15th, is the Red Bull Air Races in Indianapolis. Canadian Pete McLeod is currently in 3rd place overall. You can view the races online at their website; www.redbullairrace.com.

October 15, Sunday. The Aero Club of BC at CYPK is having their monthly 100LL Hot Dogs. CYPK

November 2, Thursday. BC Pilots Association monthly meeting. 7:30-9:00pm, at PFC. CZBB

Visit the BCPA Calendar to get more details on all of these events.





The BC Pilots Association will be organizing fly-outs and other flying events. Let us know if you are planning or interested in attending by emailing here to register with your information. Include the number of seats, if available, and where you are departing from. To get more pilots flying, indicate if you would be interested in having a briefing seminar before the flight.

We are always looking for members and volunteers to help with organizing events.





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Time lapse of Mass Ascension at the Balloon Fiesta