Member Reward Contest – Starting Monday March 12th we will be giving out one entry for every $200 paid by debit or cheque or cash. If you place $1500 or more on account by debit, cheque or cash you will receive 10 entries. Further, each member volunteering for a CFC Event or program will receive one entry per two hour segments of volunteer work. Watch for event announcements and opportunity to sign up.

The winner of the draw will get a 3 night stay in Vegas with airfare for two. The prize will be awarded at the Banquet in the fall. In the future members will be able to sign a preauthorised debit form to facilitate payments for any flight charges with an emailed receipt sent on same day as payment. (PROMO:WINTER02)

Member Event – The next pub night will be held in the afternoon of St Patrick’s Day on March 17th from 2pm to 5pm. Wear your favorite green attire and share some green beers. There will not be a pub night on March 30th. We will be having Larry Biever from COPA (Canadian Owners and Pilots Association) come speak to us about what COPA is, what they do and share information about COPA for kids. If you have anything specific you would like to hear about during his presentation email Chloe at marketing@calgaryflyingclub.com. Also take the opportunity to put our recently completed island and member lounge area to use.

Member Program Committee – The next MPC meeting will be on March 20th at 7pm. In these meetings we discuss any events the club puts on for example the Corn Roast, Stampede Breakfast and the Banquet. If you have ideas you want to share or want to volunteer for something but can’t make it to a meeting, email Harvey Fairfield at fairdhk@telus.net.

Check on Type & Annual Check Rides – As we have an instructor returning, we will be able to accommodate check on type flights and annual check rides. Spots with him for these specific flights will be available until March 31st. If you did not do your check before this day you will be placed on a wait list for the next available instructor.

Fuel update – We are currently experiencing a shortage of AVGAS due to supply issues from the Imperial Oil refinery in Edmonton. Until supply uncertainty is resolved, CFC will be unable to provide sale of AVGAS to non-training aircrafts.

Aircraft update – By the end of March we will be holding a homecoming party for Cessna 172 YEH and WMB which are joining our fleet after a brief training stint in Earlton, Ont. These aircrafts were previously owned and operated by Fly Right LTD. at the Springbank airport. Also during March, our departing Cessna 152s were delivered to Montreal for a continued role in pilot training.

Time change – With the spring forward in daylight savings time, CFC will now be able to easily offer flight rental opportunity beyond 1630 each day. Don’t forget to change your clocks on Sunday the 11th. Don’t miss your bookings!

Spring Rust Remover – We want to encourage all renters to get active this spring. Any renter booking after 1630 of each day in April will only be charged 145$ per hour wet. Make your bookings while slots are still available. (PROMO:WINTER03)

Communications – To keep our members apprized, you will receive an email like this one every one to two weeks. In the interim if you wish to follow CFC current events, please like or follow Calgary Flying Club on Facebook and Instagram (@calgaryflyingclub).