Welcome to the BC Floatplane Association Website!
The 2013 BCFA AGM will be held at Pitt Meadows Airport,
in conjunction with the annual "rust remover" seminar.
May 25 & 26, 2013
Join us for the Saturday "Rust Remover" & AGM, and the Sunday Flyout to a local lake.
The BC Floatplane Association represents the interests of floatplane pilots flying in B.C.
The BCFA is a COPA flight 72.
The BCFA works actively to:
- Preserve access to wilderness areas of BC
- Maintain a proactive partnership with BC Parks
- Engage in constructive dialogue with other user groups
- Promote flight safety, environmental responsibility, and awareness of the rights of other users to enjoy the wilderness experience
BCFA members are kept up to date on new events, access issues and many other items of interest through our website, meetings, newsletters and email.
Aircraft access to BC Parks and Protected Areas is governed by the recently amended Section 27 of the Parks Regulations, which states that ".. a person may use an aircraft to arrive at or depart from a Park or Recreation Area.." subject to Schedule A, where it lists a number of Lakes with access restrictions. BCFA members may obtain seasonal pre-authorization for access to many of these restricted locations through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Partnership Agreement (PA) between BC Parks and the BCFA. This seasonal pre-authorization is available only to paid up BCFA members, through this website. The majority of lakes in the Park system are now open to aircraft access without any pre-authorization requirements.
In the Members Only Section you can:
- View the BC Parks Regulation (Section 27) including the list of restricted locations which require pre-authorization by a Parks Officer.
- Apply online for Seasonal Pre-Authorization to those restricted locations, and fill out the online End of Season Report to BC Parks.
- View the MOU and PA signed between the BCFA and BC Parks in June 2004.
- View "Places to Fly" section
Don't have your float endorsement yet?