The British Columbia Aviation Council: Promoting and Nurturing Aviation Excellence

British Columbia Aviation Council: De Havilland Tiger

Photo Credit: WWII aircraft mechanic, pilot and career flight attendant Ruth Johnson poses beside the Aero Club of BC’s De Havilland Tiger Moth DH82c at the Vancouver Airport, ca. 1946.  City of Richmond Archives photograph 1997 5 82. In British Columbia, Canada, the skies are a canvas of natural beauty and a thriving hub for […]

Why Do Commercial Planes Sometimes Dump Fuel?

Fueldump of an Airbus 340-600 over the Atlantic near Nova Scotia

Fueldump of an Airbus 340-600 over the Atlantic near Nova Scotia.  Bobmil42, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons The sight of a high-flying jet releasing streams of fuel might raise questions about the rationale behind such a practice.  Jets are engineered with precision to transport passengers and cargo across vast distances. However, there are instances […]

Interview with our flight instructor, Annika Sun

Annika Sun Flight Instructor at PFC

My name is Annika Sun, and I work as a flight instructor at Pacific flying club. I have done all of my training here at Pacific Flying Club. I started as a private student back in 2019. And then, afterwards, I wanted to pursue more training. So I joined the BCIT program in 2020, completed […]

Do you want to become a pilot? Interview with our instructor, Derek Strangway

Pilot and instructor Derek Strangway

My name’s Derek. I’m a multi-engine and IFR instructor here at Pacific Flying Club, and I’ve been with the Club for a little over two years now, working in both the single-engine and the multi-engine department. But I’ve been at Pacific Flying Club between being a student and an instructor for about nine years. I […]

Conversation with Marcel Gimenez about the ALSim ALX simulator

Marcel Giminez in front of ALSim ALX simulator

Marcel Gimenez has been with PFC for the past seven years. He is the multi-engine and IFR Operations Manager at Pacific Flying Club. What is the ALSim ALX simulator? The ALSim ALX is a state-of-the-art simulator. It offers up to four classes of aircraft. From single and multi-engine piston aircraft to turboprop-type aircraft all the […]

ALSim ALX Simulator Session

Inside simulator ALSim ALX

The ALSim ALX is our most advanced simulator at our facilities. This state-of-the-art simulator offers up to four classes of aircraft. From single and multi-engine piston aircraft to turboprop-type aircraft up to medium size jet-type aircraft (generic B737/A320). The ALSim ALX can be configured for traditional steam gauges and advanced glass cockpit configuration. It has […]

What is a Fam Flight at Pacific Flying Club?

family flight at PFC

If you’ve ever dreamed of flying, climb aboard this unique experience. You can book a 30-minute Introductory Flying Lesson with one of our qualified Flight Instructors and discover what flying is all about!  Experience a 30-40 minutes flight from the right seat of a Cessna 152 or 172. You will take off from Boundary Bay […]

Piper PA-34 Seneca – A brief history

Piper Seneca

The Piper Cherokee Six is an iconic aircraft that has been used in many different applications, from recreational flying to commercial transport. But what many people may not know is that the Seneca was developed as a twin-engined version of the same plane. The prototype involved taking a Cherokee Six and mounting two engines on […]