The Club's first official function in 2009 was sponsoring the largest cross-Canada flight in the country. More than 100 aircraft flew from Vancouver, British Columbia to Baddeck, Nova Scotia.
Since then, more than 1000 pilots and crew members have participated in our annual events.
On July 1, Canada Day, The Rockcliffe Flying Club will host its Annual Fly-In Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. $6.00/per person. This year we are serving pancakes and sausages, baked beans, rolls, coffee, tea and juice. We will be serving bacon and eggs for those who prefer the traditional RFC breakfast.
Sightseeing Flights in a Cessna 172 will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $35/per person. Registration is based at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. The flights will be based at the RFC. The customers will be shuttled back and forth from the Museum to the RFC.
Details of the activities at the RFC and the Canada Aviation and Space Museum will be available at a later date.
RFC AIR RALLY
June 20, 2015
This is a flight-planning and spotting exercise. It involves solving a number of clues on the ground as to the route to be flown. This typically takes about 30 minutes and is a bit like doing a cryptic crossword with a Toronto VNC. Once the route is worked out, the pilot estimates the time it will take to fly it (using nothing but an E6B, ruler, protractor, pencil and an estimate of the upper winds).
Flying needs two or more people: the pilot and one or more observers. The pilot is responsible for flying the route safely (about 40 minutes in a C172) while the observer(s) answers a number of questions about objects on the ground. The observer also has to identify the place from which a number of photographs were taken.
Points are gained by the accuracy of the route calculation, the accuracy of the time estimate for flying and the accuracy with which the in-air questions are answered. The team with the most points wins this year's trophy!
Teams will need a fairly recent Toronto VNC. The club will provide rulers and protractors for those pilots more used to flight planning on an iPad. GPS must not be used in the air --- an honour system.
Teams must sign in at RFC between 10:00 and 12:00 and the course must be flown between 10:30 and 15:00.
The winners will be announced at the BBQ (16:00 hrs). Prizes to be awarded.