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Azure Lake Aug 12-13 Fly-In Canceled

The wildfire situation is still quite serious. Due to the smoke and low visibility over any routes through the BC Interior into Azure Lake, we have decided to cancel the fly-in. Other possible locations have been considered, but have similar problems. Keep tuned in for possible announcements of rescheduled AGM and/or fly-ins if the situation improves.

2017 AGM Fly-In  Canceled!

Due to the severity and proximity of the current wildfires in the BC Interior, we have made the decision to cancel the 2017 AGM and Fly-in at the Flying U Ranch. Although the ranch is not currently threatened, it really is an emergency situation in the area. 

Flying U Ranch will refund all deposits, but every member will have to contact them directly They will have the option of a refund or keep the deposit for a future visit.

BCFA is researching options for rescheduling the 2017 AGM, possibly in the Sept/Oct timeframe and we will let our members know via email and on this website.

The Azure Lake camping weekend fly-out is still scheduled for Aug 12-13, but we will keep a close watch of the wildfire and smoke situation and let you know if anything changes.

Thanks for your understanding.

2017 BCFA AGM July 14-16

Next summer we're going to Green Lake (near 70 mile house) at the Flying U Ranch.  Maybe you remember the Flying Over Canada TV show.  John Lovelace is managing the historic (150 yr. old) Flying U, & is making it better all the time.  Rustic & comfy cabins, excellent dining room, quaint saloon, 60,000 acres to ride horses, either guided or self wandering (largest riding herd in Canada).  Grass strip or sand beach. 

Email: & say you're coming for the BCFA AGM.

GoTo: for lots more info/pix/etc.  This is a very unique place! 

2016 BCFA Scholarship winner completes float rating

The BCFA directors are pleased to announce that Dominic Beaumont, last years 2016 "Freedom to Fly Floats in BC" winner, has successfully completed his rating last September with Fort Langley Air. In his own words he stated, "I feel so fortunate to have been given this opportunity by the BC Float Plane Association."

He helped out at the AGM and he has indicated his ongoing commitment to our association. He is currently working on his IFR and is planning on flying floats for a living.

Congratulations Dominic and welcome to the world of float flying.


Azure Lake BCFA (COPA Flight 72) camping weekend August 12, 13, 14

We had a great weekend at Azure Lake, if you missed it, look for more trips next year


BCFA (COPA Flight 72) AGM & Fly-in

Nelson CZNL/CAD8  July 15 – 17

We had a great AGM, even though the weather did not cooperate and most folks ended up driving to Nelson. 


BC Floatplane Association and BC Parks

May 15 2014 have just finished signing a 5 year extension to the MOU and Parnership agreement. This is great news about our continuing relationship with parks.

 Click Here to download a current list of projects that BC Parks needs volunteers for -  There are many projects around the province that you can help with. BC Parks employees can now fly in BCFA members' aircraft and are covered by BC Parks insurance. Please consider helping with these projects.


Floatplane Review Panel -  Click the link for information on a review of 4 fatal floatplane accidents in BC to see what recommendations were made by the Review Panel. 

Photo Gallery  lots of great photos to help plan your next adventure

Places to Fly  search out a place to fly destination..


Quarry Lake on Nelson Island (north of Sechelt) now has a canoe, pit toilet and  a picnic table. Check out Quarry lake in the places to fly feature for more information.

Thomas lake now has a canoe located at the small A frame boat shelter near the lake outlet - take your own paddles and please store the canoe in the shelter when you are finished with it.

Emma Lake canoe in place at cabin.

Phantom Lake canoe in place at inflow delta - please put it away in trees before freeze up.

We are looking for a good destination for more picnic tables, toilet and canoe locations. If you have any suggestions for canoes, tables & pit toilet locations, please let the directors know. For director contact information Click Here


Newsletters on their own page now - click on tab at top of page


We would like to thank the following organizations/people for their financial donation to the B.C. Floatplane Association

Coastal Pacific Aviation
Bronze Sponsor - Dec '16

Coastal Pacific has been training pilots since 1973. 

Offering many types/levels of training, including float ratings on a C-185 amphibian. Competitive hourly rates. 

Phone 604 855-1112 

Inland Communications Services
Bronze Sponsor - Jul '18

ICS Avionics

Avionics Sales and Service since 1972.
Kamloops, BC  250.376.1121

Progressive Air
Bronze Sponsor - Jul '18

Supplying Aircraft Operators Worldwide



Island Coastal Aviation
Bronze Sponsor - Jul '18

We offer Private, Commercial, Seaplane, Mountain and Bushpilot training courses 

Island Coastal Aviation Inc.
202 18799 Airport Way  
Pitt Meadows, BC  V3Y 2B4 

AeroSport Power
Bronze sponsor - Jul '18

Our new engine release is 382 WildCat

Roller camshaft, counterweighted crankshaft, cold air sump.



LangleyAero Structures
Bronze Sponsor - Jul '18

Experienced & well equipped Transport Canada approved shops in Langley & Fort Langley float base. 

604 530 4077 

Acorn Welding
Bronze Sponsor - Jul '18

New owner of Seaplanes West 


Bronze Sponsor - Jun '18

Aviation Insurance Specialists, Insuring Canadians – Coast to Coast.

18799 Airport Way, Pitt Meadows, BC  VY3 2B4 

1 877 789 2471  

Lakes District Air Services Ltd
Bronze Sponsor - Jul '18

Easily accessible on the west side of Burns Lake – Close to town

 Stop by for fuel anytime! – CFS Identifier CLD3

Please call prior to landing so we can be ready for you!  250.692.3229 

1810 Hwy. 35, Burns Lake, BC  V0J 1E2