September 6, 2018
Brampton-Caledon Airport Profile
The Brampton Flying Club (BFC), a corporate member of COPA, is unique in Canada in that it owns the airport it is situated on. Founded in 1946 as a not-for-profit corporation, the club purchased over 91 hectares (266 acres) of land over the years, has built two runways on it (15/33 and 08/26) and continues to operate the airport to this day. It also owns and operates the Brampton Flight Centre, a pilot training facility, with 24 aircraft and both Red Bird and Frasca flight simulators. BFC also owns an on-airport restaurant.
The club boasts approximately 1000 members, with over 70 employees. Of the 162 hangars on the field, 75 percent are privately owned. Around 200 private aircraft are based at NC3.
The BFC is hosting its Annual Airport Day on September 9 at the Brampton-Caledon airport (NC3). Admission is $5 per person, or $20 for a family pass, with all proceeds going to support The Great War Flying Museum located on the airport grounds. Sight-seeing flights will be available, as will Red Bird simulator flights and a host of other activities designed to keep everyone entertained.