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What is the BC Floatplane Association?

The BC Floatplane Association represents the interests of non-commercial floatplane pilots flying in British Columbia. The BCFA is COPA Flight chapter 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

Become a member

Enjoy the benefits of membership in the BCFA

  • Stay up to date with issues affecting float flying in British Columbia
  • Register for Seasonal Pre-Authorization with BC Parks, in order to access restricted lakes on the list of exceptions to Section 27 of the Parks Regulations. Learn which lakes in BC Parks are prohibited vs. restricted vs. open access
  • Contribute to the Stewardship of our Parks and Protected Areas
  • Browse our extensive interactive Places-to-Fly database. Contribute to the upkeep of this section for benefit of fellow members.
  • Receive our seasonal newsletter and notice of advocacy initiatives
  • Receive our yearly calendar poster featuring member's photos from BC wilderness lakes

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

Our annual general meeting and fly-in is held at various lakeside resorts around BC. It is open to all pilots, members or not.

BCFA typically holds other weekend fly-ins during the summer months at unique and beautiful lakes around BC. Watch the News & Events page for announcements or check your newsletter.

BCFA is proud to be able to offer a yearly scholarship towards a seaplane rating.

We offer free 1 year membership to pilots who recently obtained a seaplane rating.

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