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  • 11 Jul 2019 9:07 AM | BCFA Webmaster (Administrator)

    The YKA Airport has issued an operations notice regarding use of the floatplane dock and ramp area during the BCFA AGM July 19-21 -- it's reserved for floatplane users only and closed to the public during the AGM, and 24 hour security will be on-site.

    Operations Notice Floatplane Access Only July 19-21.pdf

  • 24 Jun 2019 9:29 PM | Bob Lukas (Administrator)

    Approvals for the 2019 season have been received from BC Parks for pre-authorization requests to restricted lakes and emailed out to the requesting members. 
    If you missed your email notice, a copy can be downloaded here. You should carry a copy of the letter with you when visiting a restricted lake.

  • 12 Apr 2019 8:46 AM | BCFA Webmaster (Administrator)


  • 10 Apr 2019 10:08 PM | Ken Martin (Administrator)

    April 10th, 2019

    To all members

    The following is a forwarded email request. If anyone is available to help, it would be greatly appreciated .

    -Hello

    I am the new Area Supervisor for the Upper Fraser area which include Kakwa Provincial Park. I was wondering if anyone in your organization was planning on any trips in to Kakwa this summer and if they would be interested in carrying supplies in for us.

     

    Thank you so much and enjoy the rest of  your day.

     

    Cheers,

    Desirae Mc Murray

    Area Supervisor-Upper Fraser

    Omineca

    ( (250) 614-9918   (778) 349-2500

    Desirae.McMurray@gov.bc.ca


  • 4 Feb 2019 5:24 PM | BCFA Webmaster (Administrator)

    The BCFA is now accepting applications for the 2019 Freedom to Fly Floats in BC Scholarship. Deadline for submitting applications is May 1, 2019.

    The BCFA awarded two scholarships in 2018. See the link below for application details and read about our current and past winners.

    More Details
  • 10 Sep 2018 4:18 PM | BCFA Webmaster (Administrator)

    Well we tried, but in 2018 the weather was poor for the September 8-9 weekend, so the event was cancelled. We will reschedule and try again. The weekend following the 8-9 had poor weather again, so it's likely this won't get rescheduled until 2019.

  • 1 Aug 2018 4:08 PM | BCFA Webmaster (Administrator)

    The BC Floatplane Association recognizes the need to continue our freedom to fly floats in BC. The BCFA awarded two $2500.00 scholarships towards a seaplane rating in 2018 to Sylvain Leone and Skylar Pridham. 

    One of the scholarship winners, Sylvain Leone accepting his award at the 2018 AGM in Timothy Lake, BC.

    Left to right: Wendy Boyes (scholarship chair), Sylvain Leone (2018 winner), Fanny Leroy (2017 past winner).



  • 1 Aug 2018 4:07 PM | BCFA Webmaster (Administrator)
    • When: July 13 to 15, 2018
    • Where: Timothy Lake, B.C. at Northwood Lodge & Resort
    • Nice weather and 10 floatplanes at the lodge and a couple of wheel planes at 108. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, presentations and a silent auction were enjoyed by all


  • 30 Jul 2018 4:10 PM | BCFA Webmaster (Administrator)

    Washington Seaplane Association (WSPA) and BCFA have a goal to increase interaction amongst members.  Notwithstanding the border between us we share all of the same challenges and opportunities.

    We will be kicking this effort off with a splash out in September to Phantom Lake, BC.  Phantom is approx. 15nm NW of Squamish.  Phantom Lake (3100’ msl and 10,000 feet long) is a popular destination for floatplanes.  There is a convenient sandy beach with nearby primitive camping.  BCFA seasonally positions a canoe at the camp site.  Nearby float accessible lakes include East Falk Lake and Kato Lake.  These latter lakes, being higher and shorter, are a bit more challenging and suitable for higher performance aircraft. There is excellent hiking and scrambling at all of these lakes.

    The general plan for the weekend is as follows;

    Saturday, September 8

    • Late morning/early afternoon arrival at Phantom Lake
    • Camp Set Up
    • Fishing / hiking / BCFA canoe on site
    • Optional exploration of nearby lakes for those interested
    • 1800 dinner (BYOF&B)
    • Evening presentation/discussion by BCFA’s Mike Thompson on alpine lake flying

    Sunday, September 9

    Afternoon break camp and depart
    • After breakfast optional exploration of nearby lakes for those interested
    • Afternoon break camp and depart


    WSPA Contact – Don Goodman, donaldjg56@gmail.com, 360-303-7076

    BCFA Contact – Mike Thompson, mike@thompsonfoundry.com, 604-813-1863


  • 1 Oct 2017 4:06 PM | BCFA Webmaster (Administrator)

    The 2017 BC Floatplane AGM was at the Wilderness Rim Resort, Nimpo Lake, Sept 15/16/17.  Most folks flew or drove in on Friday.  We had a potluck dinner on Friday evening and Mary & Tabby fed us for the rest of the weekend. The AGM was Saturday afternoon, which allowed some of the group time to fly in the morning, fuel up, and just generally catch up with friends. There were 20 attending the meeting, not to bad considering the short notice, forest fires and uncertain weather. The weather was very good for flying on Friday and Saturday, but a system moving in on Sunday kept everyone alert for the flight home. The forecast models were correct and the rain did not hit Vancouver until early afternoon.



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