(Russ Beach)
Smiths Falls / Montague Airport
Flying Lessons and Flight Training - Ottawa Area and Eastern Ontario
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Smiths Falls Flying Club

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Coming Events
  • 33 FullStop monthly Fly-in breakfasts
    April 28th 7:30 to 11:30
    May 26th - 7:30 to 11:30
    June 30th - 7:30 to 11:30
    July 28th - 7:30 to 11:30
    August 25th - 7:30 to 11:30
    September 30th - 7:30 to 11:30
    October 27th - 7:30 to 11:30
  • SFFC Fly-In Breakfast
    Jun 2, 2019 - 7:30am-11:30am
  • Race The Runway 2019
    August 10th
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Spring 2019 Glider Operations at SFFC - Sharing the Skies Safely

On weekends at CYSH in April and May there will be Air Cadet glider operations conducting right hand circuits, making circuit traffic challenging.

When Air Cadet glider operations are in progress there is no “dead side” of the circuit. (Gliders and tow plane do right circuits). In this instance joining from the dead side of the circuit is potentially dangerous and should be avoided. On these days pilots should join straight into downwind, sufficiently upwind so as not to conflict with traffic in the circuit on upwind and crosswind legs. Of course gliders have traffic priority over powered aircraft.

Read more about safety in the circuit at CYSH.

YSH NDB Is Being Turned Off

Effective 25 April 2019 NAV Canada has turned off the "YSH" NDB, and it will be removed from all aeronautical publications.

NAV CANADA recently completed an Aeronautical Study to determine the requirement for ground-based navigation aids across Canada. The study was sent to Transport Canada for review from a safety perspective in November 2017. As a result of the study, and with Transport Canada’s agreement, it has been determined that the “YSH” NDB services at the Smiths Falls airport were no longer required. Currently, the Smiths Falls airport is serviced by GNSS instrument approach procedures that allow access to the airport, and maintains the level of service required under the Canadian Air Navigation Services Commercialization Act.

A "Notice" detailing the changes will be posted on the NAV CANADA website at Service Notices a minimum of 60 days prior to the 'turn off' date, and will complement an Aeronautical Information Circular that will be published a minimum of 28 days prior to the change.

Please refer to the NAV CANADA website at Navaids Project to stay updated on the changes, monitor progress, and to view the Aeronautical Study.

For further information, please send your inquiries to service@navcanada.ca.

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New Instructor at SFFC!
The Club would like to welcome Gerry Thompson, a new instructor at the Smiths Falls Flying Club. He is a Class 1 instructor and pilot examiner for private, commercial, and multi-engine flight tests. Gerry has been an instructor for 43 years, has 23,000 hours of flight experience, and is looking forward to assisting any SFFC members with any training they would like.

He can be reached by cell phone at 613-349-6407, or by email at drgerry7@gmail.com.

Gerry prefers talking to people on the phone rather than texting or email as he finds he can accomplish more on the phone, and he likes the personal touch a phone conversation brings. He looks forward to meeting many new faces at the Club.

Monthly Fly-in Breakfast at SFFC!
Brought to you by 33 FullStop Breakfast Bar

Held on the last Sunday of each month:
  • April 28th 7:30 to 11:30
  • May 26th - 7:30 to 11:30
  • June 30th - 7:30 to 11:30
  • July 28th - 7:30 to 11:30
  • August 25th - 7:30 to 11:30
  • September 30th - 7:30 to 11:30
  • October 27th - 7:30 to 11:30

Classified Ads
See our classified ads page for the latest:
  • Heated hangar space wanted for a Stinson 108.
  • Tee hangar wanted.
  • Heated hangar space available at Brockville.
  • Hangar space wanted for C-150.
  • Life raft and two immersion suits for sale.
SFFC member information:

An updated version of the SFFC Operational Procedures Guidance Manual is now available.

Thank You to the Snow Team!
Many thanks to the Snow Team for keeping our runways and taxiways clear this winter! It hasn't been an easy job this year. A job well done in some not too pleasant conditions.

Pictured here are just a few members of the Snow Team. From left to right:
  • Bill Pullen
  • Tim Lee
  • Fred Mohlmann
  • Claude Brett
  • Dale Lamport
  • Derek Butler
  • Glenn Davies
  • Margret Ransome
  • Ken Read
  • Wayne Kerr
  • Fred Gray