Thursday, September 26. Start at 7:30 pm: IFR Club Meeting Guest Speaker: Chris Bowden, Nav Canada Topic: Upcoming changes of the Canada Air Pilot plates used in IFR flying. Saturday, September 28: Four Bombing / Spot Landing Contest (See details below) Flour Bombing: 2 volunteers to package the bombs. 9:00 – 11:00 One (1) volunteer for each of the time slots for the registration booth. 11:00 – 13:00, 13:00 – 15:00, 15:00 – 17:00 Saturday, September 28: Air Rally (See details below) Saturday, October 5: Fall Cleanup 2 Volunteers needed to coordinate volunteers on the day of fall cleanup.

RFC Air Rally 2013

Submitted by on Thu, 19.09.2013 - 13:58
When: Sunday, September 22, 2013 (moved due to weather forecast for Saturday) This is a flight-planning and spotting exercise. It involves solving a number of clues on the ground as to the route to be flown. This typically takes about 30 minutes and is a bit like doing a cryptic crossword with a Toronto VNC. Once the route is worked out, the pilot estimates the time it will take to fly it (using nothing but an E6B, ruler, protractor, pencil and an estimate of the upper winds). Flying needs two or more people: the pilot and one or more observers. The pilot is responsible for flying the route safely (about 40 minutes in a C172) while the observer(s) answers a number of questions about objects…
Ever wonder how you would react to: an engine failure on takeoff? a brake failure on landing? an inadvertent entry into cloud? Test yourself with our new emergency training packages in the Redbird FMX full motion simulator. We have built scenarios that will test your reactions to potential real-life emergencies in the safety of a simulator. Overall one hour, mostly in the simulator, and a review of how you handled your emergency responses. Program 1 includes a variety of engine and instrument related emergencies during a short local flight out of Rockcliffe. Program 2 (available soon) will include taking off over water and potential problems in a cross-country flight. How do you sign up? Just call RFC dispatch at 613 746 4425 and reserve the…
The latest edition of the Crosswinds newsletter is now available for download. Thank you Alison, Nathalie and all the contributors for this great news edition. Get your copy now!
If you have aviation related items that you would like to find a new home for, this is the venue for you. You can book a full table ($15), 1/2 table ($7.5) or a portion of a table ($3.75). If you would like to reserve a table, email memberservices[at] or call Brenda Reid at 613-746-4425. If you are looking for aviation items to purchase or would just like to browse drop by and check out the Flea Market, relax and the enjoy the scenery.
With the nice weather outside, it's a great time to go fly. But with the heat, cockpits can quickly become moving saunas. Wouldn't it be nice to fine-tune your flying skills in an air-conditioned environment? That's why the Rockcliffe Flying Club is happy to announce our Beat the heat summer 2013 Redbird promotion. From today and until August 31st, the Redbird solo / rental rate will be 50% off the normal price! Yes, that's $45 saving on the regular hourly rate. If you've been checked out to fly solo in the Redbird, one hour of full motion simulator will only be $45 per hour until August 31st, making this summer the best time to improve your aviation skills and enjoy the air-conditioning at the same…
This is just a reminder that Rockcliffe Flying Club's first IFR Club meeting is tomorrow night at 7:30 pm. The purpose of the informal meetings is to bring together IFR pilots (or someone thinking about becoming IFR rated) to meet once a month and discuss what they are passionate about....flying! Not just flying BUT "Instrument flying". Come out and meet experienced IFR pilots and newly rated IFR pilots and have a coffee, relax and enjoy the conversation.

Jonathan Rotondo's book project

Submitted by on Wed, 10.07.2013 - 13:51
Some of you may remember a red and white, homebuilt Smith Miniplane that called Rockcliffe home during the 1980s. It was owned by Tony Rotondo. His son Jonathan is an aerobatic instructor pilot here at the club today. Some of you may have read his three part series in the COPA newspaper earlier this year.