Temporary lane closures of the Rockcliffe Parkway in both directions started earlier this week. These closures will be done alternately, between Princess Avenue and the Aviation Parkway, from 7 am to 9 pm, Monday to Saturday, until mid-August 2013. Planes flying into CYRO are not affected! Find out more at - http://www.canadascapital.gc.ca/places-to-visit/parks-paths-parkways/news/2013-07-05/traffic-advisory-pavement-rehabilitation-of
Another successful Canada Day Fly-in Breakfast is over and though the day is never perfect, we try to improve it a little each year and looking back we have much to be appreciative this year. We could not have asked for more cooperative weather conditions and though we were a smaller number of volunteers this year we had the assistance of the VWOC Marshallers and CASARA’s equipment and manpower, which made it much more manageable.
Every year, the Rockcliffe Flying Club members enjoy hosting a Canada Day fly-in (drive-in, walk-in, bike-in and with yacht club neighbours, perhaps some day sail-in) breakfast celebration which includes plane rides from taxiway Delta (over at the Museum). Activities start with breakfast at 7:00am, and continue throughout the day. The Canada Day Planning Committee was formed in February, and has begun much of the planning for this event. We are now recruiting volunteers for the many tasks required to make our Canada Day celebration a success. Even if you only have a few hours, or are unable to help out on the day, you may be able to assist us with some of the pre-event tasks such as creating the activities map. For friends and…
On Saturday June 8th, RFC will be hosting a Fly Day for local Cubs and Scouts (these days, Cubs and Scouts are both male and female). A call for volunteers was sent about a month ago, once the event was confirmed. The number of participants is firming, the number of volunteers required to host the event is therefore firming up, and we are now in a position to send out a call for more volunteers. We need: Pilots: We are fully staffed for the 9-11 shift. We need three pilots (with aircraft) for the 11-1 shift, and up to 4 pilots for the 1-3 shift, Unicom Operator: Because of the increased traffic, and because Saturday is always a busy day at Rockcliffe, we are looking…
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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.