Fly Day 2012 scheduled for Saturday, September 29th!

At Fly Day, this year to be held on September 29th, people from the Ottawa community can take 20-minute sightseeing flights over the city. The cost is $35 per person, and the flights are provided by Ottawa Flying Club pilots.  Fly Day raises funds for the Ottawa Rotary Home, which provides respite care to families of children with physical disabilities.

Fly Day is a wonderful opportunity to see the nation’s capital from the air and is a popular event for families. Check back for more details and features as the site develops.

For updates, visit this site or follow us on Twitter at ottawaflyday or, if you’re not on Twitter, you can still receive Fly Day updates via SMS by texting follow ottawaflyday to 21212 in Canada.

 

Ottawa Flying Club Open House – April 28, 2012

The Ottawa Flying Club would like to invite you to an “Open House” on Saturday April 28th from 9:00 until 2:00 pm.  This is a great opportunity to view our facilities, aircraft and talk to our Flight Instructors.  We can show you how to become either a Professional Pilot or a Recreational Pilot.  The Ottawa Flying Club has been training pilots since 1928!

Come out and enjoy the Ottawa Flying Club at 20 Lindberg Private for :

  • Instructor lead seminars on Private, Commercial, Multi/IFR and Float licences
  • See members aircraft and talk to the pilots and Instructors
  • Parking BBQ
  • Take a Sight Seeing Flight or an Introductory Lesson
  • Saturday only discounts on flights and membership
  • Listen to The Jewel 98.5 for contest and information!!

Call (613)523-2142 or visit our website at www.OFC.ca

Fly Day 2011 A Success!

Fly Day 2011 saw over 200 people brave the cold and wind to have an opportunity to see the capital from a small airplane. For those who did, the experience certainly provided wonderful memories.

Many thanks to the pilots from the Ottawa Flying Club, the Rockcliffe Flying Club and other local airports, the ground volunteers and Rotarians who helped make this year’s Fly Day a success.

Special thanks to the Vintage Wings of Canada pilots who brought their “yellow wings” vintage aircraft to celebrate the heritage of Canadian aviation.

And thank you to those who participated. Funds raised from Fly Day go to support the Ottawa Rotary Home – a very worthy cause. We look forward to seeing you at Fly Day 2012.

Fly Day Going Well…

The weather is holding and flight flights continue. Still plenty of
time to come and take flight over Ottawa.

Fly Day 2011 is on!

As of 7 AM, Fly Day flights are scheduled to begin just after 08:30 am. Please note that
weather may still cause delays, resulting in longer wait times.

Fly Day 2011 Still A Go…

So far, Fly Day 2011 is still a go. The forecast is not calling for rain during the day. However, wind and cloud heights are still factors. Please check back at 0730 tomorrow morning for another update or call (613) 523-2142 Extension 400. Please also note that the weather may limit the number of flights possible, and, as a result, wait times could be longer than anticipated.

Recieve Fly Day updates by text or Twitter

Follow us on Twitter at ottawaflyday or, if you’re not on Twitter, you can still receive Fly Day updates via SMS by texting follow ottawaflyday to 21212 in Canada.

We will be providing weather and wait time estimates by Twitter and text message.  For more info on Fly Day, click on the ABOUT tab above.

Hope to see you there!

Vintage Wings Celebrates WW2 Aircrew Training Plan…at Fly Day 2011

Throughout 2011, pilots from Vintage Wings of Canada have been touring Canada in tribute to the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP). The last stop on their “Yellow Wings” tour will be Fly Day at the Ottawa Flying Club

The BCATP, commonly known as “The Plan”, was a stunning achievement in aircrew training that involved small and medium-sized communities in every province across Canada (includingOttawa) and trained hundreds of thousands of aircrew from Canada, the Commonwealth and the United States.

Fittingly, the 2011 “Yellow Wings” tour has visited many of those communities to pay tribute their contributions to the war effort. It is the mission of Vintage Wings to “to celebrate Canada’s aviation heritage and inspire Canadians with powerful stories of the heroes, aircraft and events that make up this great legacy.”  And this year’s tour has accomplished that. The Ottawa airport was home to 2 Flying Service Training School during the war and, as such, Fly Day and the Ottawa Flying Club are thrilled to welcome the Vintage Wings’ pilots and aircraft on October 1st and hope that Fly Day participants will have the opportunity learn about and be inspired this important legacy of Canadian heritage.

For more information on the BCATP, please visit the Yellow Wings website or view an informative webinar.

Planning for Fly Day 2011 is well under way

At Fly Day, this year to be held on October 1st, people from the Ottawa community can take 20-minute sightseeing flights over the city. The cost is $35 per person, and the flights are provided by Ottawa Flying Club pilots. Fly Day raises funds for the Ottawa Rotary Home, which provides respite care to families of children with physical disabilities.

Fly Day is a wonderful opportunity to see the nation’s capital from the air and is a popular event for families. Check back for more details and features as the site develops.

Experience Fly Day…on video

Wondering what Fly Day is all about? Check out this short video.