Ottawa Food Bank's Food Drive

Submitted by on Fri, 06.12.2013 - 12:02
The Rockcliffe Flying Club is supporting the Ottawa Food Bank's Holiday Food Drive this Christmas season. "From the bowl of cereal that fills a child’s stomach and the can of soup that nourishes an elderly person, to the hot lunch that sustains the person working hard at finding employment. It’s these varied stories that make what we do so rewarding." Ottawa Food Bank We have placed a food "Drop Box" at the front entrance if you would like to bring a food donation when you drop by the Club. We have also placed a money donation box at the dispatch desk and one in the lounge. Most-needed food items: Canned fish, meats & stews, peanut butter, jam, macaroni & cheese , tomato sauce, canned vegetables…

The A380 is BIG!

Submitted by on Mon, 02.12.2013 - 16:45
The A380 is also very sophisticated. On Thursday, December 12 at 1830, RFC members will have an opportunity to learn about the A380 (from a fellow RFC member) who flew this remarkable aircraft!

Upcoming RFC Events

Submitted by on Sun, 17.11.2013 - 16:56
Here is a list of all the upcoming events at the Rockcliffe Flying Club (full details below): IFR CLUB MEETING: Thursday, November 28th at 7:30 pm. COPA MEETING: - Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 7:30 Rockcliffe Flying Club MARKETING COMMITTEE MEETING – Saturday, November 30th, 3 PM. GIMLI GLIDER: - Saturday, December 7, 2013 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM SAFETY SEMINAR - Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 9 AM CLUB CHRISTMAS SHOPPING DAY/MONTH! MEMBERS CHRISTMAS POT LUCK Sunday, December 15, 2013 – 15:00 -18:00
ROCKCLIFFE FLYING CLUB OWNERSHIP FORUM On Sunday, November 17, 12:30 to 14:30 the RFC will be holding an ownership forum at the club. There will be a panel of experts to answer any questions you may have. The panel will include: Simon Garrett (CFI, General Manager), Jean Rene de Cotret (senior instructor), Belinda Bryce, Magnes Group (insurance), Pat Guinta (maintenance), and a few private aircraft owners. Please RSVP to Brenda if you would like to attend the Ownership Forum.
Our unique IFR ground school is starting a new session on December 5th 2013. Why is it unique? It is offered as a series of 18 internet-based interactive conferences, not canned Internet material, so you get a chance to interact with other students and the instructor. You also get to do it from the comfort of your home, or anywhere in the world, really, as long as you have an internet connection. The classes are on Monday and Thursday evenings, 19:30 to 21:00. Cost is $295 for RFC current members. To register, contact Marie-Eve at the club. In case you wish to pass on the information to others, you can find a poster here. If you have any questions on the content, contact Jean @…
Thursday, September 26. Start at 7:30 pm: IFR Club Meeting Guest Speaker: Chris Bowden, Nav Canada Topic: Upcoming changes of the Canada Air Pilot plates used in IFR flying. Saturday, September 28: Four Bombing / Spot Landing Contest (See details below) Flour Bombing: 2 volunteers to package the bombs. 9:00 – 11:00 One (1) volunteer for each of the time slots for the registration booth. 11:00 – 13:00, 13:00 – 15:00, 15:00 – 17:00 Saturday, September 28: Air Rally (See details below) Saturday, October 5: Fall Cleanup 2 Volunteers needed to coordinate volunteers on the day of fall cleanup.

RFC Air Rally 2013

Submitted by on Thu, 19.09.2013 - 13:58
When: Sunday, September 22, 2013 (moved due to weather forecast for Saturday) 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…
Ever wonder how you would react to: an engine failure on takeoff? a brake failure on landing? an inadvertent entry into cloud? Test yourself with our new emergency training packages in the Redbird FMX full motion simulator. We have built scenarios that will test your reactions to potential real-life emergencies in the safety of a simulator. Overall one hour, mostly in the simulator, and a review of how you handled your emergency responses. Program 1 includes a variety of engine and instrument related emergencies during a short local flight out of Rockcliffe. Program 2 (available soon) will include taking off over water and potential problems in a cross-country flight. How do you sign up? Just call RFC dispatch at 613 746 4425 and reserve the…