Seventy Years Young

This August marks the Edmonton Flying Club’s 70th anniversary. We thought that our members might be interested in how it all started … Up until the twenties, there was no formal civilian system of licensing or training Canadian pilots. The flyers of the day had either learned to fly in the air force or were […]

Tax Season Notes

As 2022 begins we would like to remind students that tax time is right around the corner. Please be sure to contact us on requesting your tax form. A student may be able to claim a portion of their flight training expenses providing it is their intention to become a commercial pilot. Please note the […]

EFC Jacket Order – Order by April 1, 2022!

Jacket order time has come again! With the new EFC staff members settling in and so many new EFC members we have decided to put in another order for EFC jackets! The jackets are $65 each or $70 with your name on the right sleeve. If you haven’t seen the jackets you can either find […]

Adventures with a Mission

To Osh or not to Osh! Well that’s what many Canadian General Aviation pilots were contemplating this year as to whether to attend the mother of all fly-ins, the 2021 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh (known mainly as Oshkosh) and arguably the world’s greatest general aviation (GA) event. Every year tens of thousands make the pilgrimage journey […]

Perry’s Ponderings

I wanted to start my article off with a big thank you to EFC, Gerald & Sophia for sending a plane & pilot to the Westlock COPA for kids event @ you guessed it, the Westlock Airport on Saturday Sept 11,2021. In spite of persistent cross winds that lasted throughout the event, the pilots got some 125 very […]

Ask EFC Alumni Adam K. – Cathay Pacific Pilot

EFC Asked: What was the hardest part of your journey to achieving your dream of flying for the airlines? I don’t think this will be a popular reply as it’s not definitive, but the hardest part of the journey to achieving your flying dreams, whatever they are, is to remain patient and confident. By nature, […]

Neighborly Reminder

Just a quick note that as your work on your night rating or into the spring as the days are getting longer and we are flying later into the evening to please try and be respectful of our neighbors. As always we do try to avoid Shady Acers by keeping the circuit a bit tighter […]

Check the FBO before you Walk around the wrong plane…

You may have noticed that sometimes the aircraft you originally booked online is not the aircraft you actually fly. This can happen due to maintenance, need for a specific aircraft for spin or IFR training, for a maintenance need when trying to plan and avoid multiple aircraft timing out at once, or an array of […]

New Tower in CYQF—The Inside Scoop with Robbie Benusic

On November 5th, at approximately 7:30 am, I had the privilege of issuing the first IFR, taxi and take off clearance to an aircraft after opening the Red Deer Control Tower.  This was a long time coming, the process was thrice delayed due to the COVID pandemic.  Originally, it was slated to be opened in […]

Staying Productive!

Many of us are finding ourselves with more time on our hands then we are use to. Yes, It may feel strange but why not embrace it! We are living through a major historical event and we will all look back on it, speak about it and I’m not sure about you, but I want […]