This website is the only portal through which to obtain Seasonal Pre-Authorized access to restricted lakes in BC Parks. BCFA Membership is required.
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Welcome to the BC Floatplane Association Website!


BC Floatplane Association AGM and fly in July 18-20 Northwood Lodge BC

BC Floatplane Assciation (COPA flight 72) is holding it’s AGM weekend at Timothy Lake, just a few miles east of Lac LaHache, BC.  Always a great agenda & lots to eat & drink.  Inquire to logan@xplornet.com   Camping, cabins, info, & reservations @ www.northwoodlodge.com or 250-396-7311.  Fishing derby!  Members only at the Sat. morn. AGM but everyone welcome to all the rest.  The plan is to finish the new dirt runway by then, check w/them if you are float challenged. Drive in, land at the local dirt strip or at the 108mi. paved strip.

Free Membership for new floatplane endorsments!

Yes that's correct - free membership - The BCFA will give pilots who have obtained a floatplane endorsment in British Columbia free BCFA membership for 1 year. Just apply within 90 days of getting your floatplane endorsment and we will get you signed up.

The BCFA Freedom To Fly Floats in BC Scholarship 2014

The BC Floatplane Association (BCFA) recognizes the need to continue our freedom to fly floats in BC.  The BCFA is offering one $2,500.00 scholarship towards a seaplane rating. The applicant must be a BC resident currently holding a valid Canadian Private Pilot Licence with a minimum of 200 hrs total time or a valid Canadian Commercial Pilots Licence or higher. The winner of the BCFA scholarship must successfully complete the seaplane training in BC and their Licence endorsed within twelve (12) months of the time the scholarship was awarded. Funds will be paid directly to the flight school of choice. The recipient will be chosen on a basis of merit, career aspirations and dedication, as well as contributions to their community. One of the recommendation letters must be from a pilot you have flown with. The BCFA 2014 Scholarship Guidelines references the additional requirements to be met.

(Scholarship Value: $2,500.00 & One (1) Year BCFA Membership Free)

Click here for guidelines.

Click here for application. 


Tweedsmuir Park


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:

The BCFA offers free membership to pilots who have recently received their float endorsment through one of the British Columbia flying schools.

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.

Tatlatui Lake
 


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:

 

Don't have your float endorsement yet?

Check the list of schools here.


Sponsorships

We would like to thank the following organizations/people for their financial donation to the B.C. Floatplane Association

FitzWright Survival Inc.
Silver Sponsor - Apr '13

FitzWright Survival Inc. is a supplier and full service facility for Aviation Safety Equipment, as well as Emergency Survival Equipment, specializing in Life Preservers, Life Rafts and Survival Kits.  We strive to provide the best options for our client’s unique needs in the Aviation and Search and Rescue Industries.  We look forward to working with you and appreciate your business.

2459 Beta Avenue
Burnaby, BC Canada V5C 5N1
www.fitzwrightsurvival.com
ltkach@fitzwrightsurvival.com or info@fitzwrightsurvival.com
Tel:  778.785.7848 or 778.241.3368

AeroSport Power
Bronze sponsor - Jun '13

Our engines consistently take top spots @ the Valdez competitions!

2965 Airport Rd.Kamloops, B.C. V2B 7W8
Tel: (250) 376-6226  1-800 667 0522

sales@aerosportpower.com    www.aerosportpower.com

Inland Communications Services
Bronze Sponsor - Jan '15

ICS Avionics

Avionics Sales and Service since 1972.
Kamloops, BC  250.376.1121

www.icsavionics.ca
kaine@icsavionics.ca
 

Maxcraft Avionics Ltd.
Bronze sponsor - Jun '13

Maxcraft Avionics Ltd is approved for specialized and non specialized aircraft maintenance services including inspections, maintenance, modifications, repairs and overhaul of aeronautical products.

www.maxcraft.ca   sales@maxcraft.ca

250 – 18799 Airport Way, Pitt Meadows (CYPK), BC V3Y 2B4

Canada   (604) 465-3080 

Progressive Air
Bronze Sponsor - Apr '13

Distributors of Continental & Lycoming engines, parts & accessories

Custom engine & accessory overhaul

2965 Airport Road, Kamloops, BC  V2B 7W8

250 376 6226     1 877 376 0861

sales@progressiveair.net  http://www.progressiveair.net   

 

Lakes District Air Services Ltd
Bronze Sponsor - Apr '13

Easily accessible on the west side of Burns Lake – Close to town

 Stop by for fuel anytime! – CFS Identifier CLD3

Please call prior to landing so we can be ready for you!  250.692.3229

1810 Hwy. 35, Burns Lake, BC  V0J 1E2

www.ldair.ca     flying@ldair.ca
 

Seaplanes West
Bronze Sponsor - Apr '13

Seaplane engine mounts, Aerocet Float Dealer
Vernon BC

www.seaplaneswest.com
250.545.4884