IFR Groundschool update

Submitted by on Mon, 20.05.2013 - 08:42
Interested in getting your IFR rating, or simply looking at expanding your knowledge and getting a great understanding of the theory behind Instrument Flying, great news. We're going to delay the IFR ground school by a few weeks, so now is your chance to sign-up and get a good understanding of approach plates, advanced weather and holds. Find out more at http://www.avinca.ca/ and sign-up at dispatch!
Congratulations to Catherine Ellis, who was the latest recipient of a Scholarship in the amount of $1940.00. Catherine was recognized at our Annual Wings Dinner on May 3rd. Thanks to the efforts of Kathryn Buchan and Marie-Eve Richard, the silent auction held at the Wings Dinner realized over $2000. Therefore, our thanks to all who partcipated, and we are pleased to announce we have enough money in the Fund to award another Scholarship. The closing date for applications is July 1st. For more information on the fund and application submission, please go to our website. 
Our unique IFR groundshool is starting a new session on May 23rd. 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. If you want to participate in this course, please register before Friday May 17th at Noon.
In addition to Jonathan Rotondo (Class 1 Aerobatic Instructor), Tony Hunt (tailwheel) and Terry Peters (tailwheel), we are pleased to announce the recent hiring of Jean-Rene Brunet (Class 2 Aerobatic / Class 3 Instructor / Tailwheel Instructor) to the Aerobatic / Tailwheel team at the Rockcliffe Flying Club. Jean-Rene completed his PPL in France, CPL at CFAQ in Quebec City and his Instructor Rating at OAS in Ottawa. A Class 3 Instructor with over 1100 hours Instructing, Jean-Rene will be available weekdays and Sundays for aerobatic and tailwheel training.
RFC will be hosting a Scout/Cub Fly Day, to be held on Saturday June 8 (rain date Sunday June 9). Our target is to provide a short flight to approximately 60 members of the Scouting movement. The Scout Leaders will lead the passengers to/from the airplanes (“boarding”), and otherwise occupy the scouts during the day. RFC will supply all other services.

IFR groundschool starts May 23rd

Submitted by on Sat, 13.04.2013 - 09:34
Our unique IFR ground school is starting a new session on May 23rd. 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.
We are pleased to announce our new arrival C-GKSK, a 2000 Cessna 172 S Model. C-GKSK is fuel injected, 180 HP and will primarily be used for Instrument Flying / Training and cross-country rentals. It will also be used for sight-seeing flights and dual cross-country flights to either Cornwall or Kingston. It is not intended to be used for ab-initio training, but under extenuating circumstances, approval may be given by the Chief Flight Instructor from time-to-time and only for specific exercises.
This year’s spring clean-up will be held on Saturday May 4th. Rain date is Sunday May 5th. Planning is underway – there will be a long list of jobs to be performed, both inside and outside the clubhouse, and across the full airport grounds. As the jobs are defined and prioritized they will be posted to the Volunteer Management System, which will be used to perform all sign-ups. There will also be periodic notifications to all members via email.