With the rapid winding down of the current year, it is appropriate to look back at the accomplishments that have been achieved by the AFC.
Starting with the Airshow, we can say that the camp ground facilities provided by the club were successful. Everyone that wanted a spot was provided one. I am not aware of any complaints from our campers, which is a good sign. Thanks again to all the volunteers who contributed to the success of the camp ground.
A new security system was installed which made accessing the system possible via the internet thus making it much easier to control. The system was donated, at no cost to the club, by Bevan Tomm and we are grateful for his generous contribution.
Improvements were made around the rear of the clubhouse by the removal of the old truck van and the shed contiguous to it. Still more needs to be done to address the many years of neglect by painting and replacing some of the fascia boards. The roof over that area is in need of replacement.
The two south facing doors were replaced by a journeyman carpenter to improve both the security and appearance of the area.
Inside the clubhouse many improvements were made. The old beer cooler has been replaced with a new, more efficient unit as was the ice making machine. The old cabinet behind the bar was replaced with a new one as well as a new counter top.
The flight room was cleaned up with the removal of the old safe, which was never used, and two of the filing cabinets that were no longer required.
An updated SOP document was created as a beginning of a Safety Management System which is a very positive step for the club. Transport Canada encouraged us to take this action and we are happy to report that we are moving in the right direction.
Recent club fly outs have seen 7 planes and 20 members in attendance. One flight to Victoria and one to Powell River. The most in many years.
Government sanctioned COVID restrictions were implemented which resulted in an environment that was clean and safe for use by our members.
None of the above could have been accomplished without the tremendous support of our club volunteers and to them I extend my personal thanks for a job well done.
Until next time, happy and safe flying.
Abbotsford Flying Club