The Century Flight Club was formed in 2009 on the 100th Anniversary of Flight in Canada. The Club's mandate was unique: to immerse a private pilot in aviation for a solid week with the goal to develop a better and safer pilot.


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. 


Each year, these events are sold out with registrations kept to 100 aircraft. 
While in Ottawa, they will have daily fly-outs to destinations: to the Thousand Islands Region in the Montreal area and destinations in the beautiful Gatineau to the North. A hallmark of their fly-in convention is that they will have many day activities here in the city.  
The Rockcliffe Flying Club has offered to host a BBQ on Sunday, July 19th.  We could expect up to 300 guests as we will be inviting our membership to join us.   
Century of Flight's Banquet is to be held on Wednesday, July 22nd, at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.  All RFC members are welcome to attend. Details will follow at a later date.
In the next few weeks, I will be sending out a request for volunteers for the following:
a. Marshals
b. Ramp 
c. Coordinator of ground volunteers
d. Transportation
e. Weather briefings - Monday - Wednesday
f.  Coordinator for the BBQ
g. Many, many volunteers for the actual BBQ; cooks, servers etc.
All aircraft will be departing on Thursday, July 23.  We will need volunteers for that as well.

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.  

If you have any questions you can contact Brenda at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 613-746-4425.




Tue, 12.05.2015 - 21:50


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!

2. Equipment.

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.

3. Logistics.

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.