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Youth Pilot Training Scholarship!

Are you in grade 10 or 11 and want to learn to fly?

Good news! The Gore Bay Flying Club's Youth Pilot Training Scholarship for this year is still open.

Ground school with our instructor Wade Cook has started, but you can still join and be a candidate for this year's scholarship.

The GBFC scholarship will allow one recipient each year to take flying lessons and try their flight test for a pilot licence, covering all the costs except the $150 for ground school supplies, thanks to generous support from the community. You could be this year's recipient.

Ground school (the classroom preparation for flying lessons), is held in the Gore Bay Fire Department building Monday evenings, on Highway 540B just north of the OPP station.

For more information about the Gore Bay Flying Club's Youth Pilot Training Scholarship, youth or their parents can contact the Club's Scholarship Coordinator Mark Wilson, or Club president Tim St. Amand, or Duncan Sinclair, at GoreBayFlyingClub@gmail.com.

Stop dreaming about it!

Learn to fly with the Gore Bay Flying Club!

Private Pilot Ground School
Starting January 8 2018
6:30 to 9:30pm

This 15 week course will run on consecutive Mondays (excluding holidays) from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. The course location will be determined by the enrollment size but will be in the Gore Bay area.

The course fee is $250.00 which includes membership to the Gore Bay Flying Club for one year. The course fee will be waived for high school students. Textbooks, maps, and flight computers are provided at a cost of $150.00 if needed. (These materials are mandatory)

For more information and to register before December 15 2017, please call

Wade Cook (905) 518-8306 or
Tim St. Armand (705) 282-4710 or
email gorebayflyingclub@gmail.com


COPA Flight 177 Fly-in

The Gore Bay Flying Club hosted 16 people from COPA Flight 177 on Saturday July 8. Six planes flew in from Exeter (just north of London) and everyone had a good time meeting fellow pilots and looking at different (to us) airplanes. Thanks to Andy for supplying his own world famous sausages!

Grand Opening!

Thanks to everyone who came out to support the club on the occasion of our Grand Opening. Although the weather did not really cooperate, we all had a great time. Thanks to Wade and Time for spearheading the event, and to Richard for the professional barbeque work!

New Purchase!

We have a plane! Our newly purchased Cherokee (C-FXRH) arrived at the Gore Bay Airport Saturday April 14, where Wade and Tim were on hand to receive the keys.

Several other Club members were also present to view the arrival and inspect the plane. Thanks to Robbie at the airport for hosting us and thanks to Richard for bringing pizza.



Gore Bay is located on the west end of beautiful Manitoulin Island, Ontario Canada. Manitoulin Island is located along the north shore of Lake Huron, separating the main part of the Lake from the North Channel and Georgian Bay.

The unique scenery of Manitoulin Island is one of the best kept secrets in Ontario, offering outdoor activity opportunities all seasons of the year. The pace of life is slower here, running on what is known locally as "Manitoulin Time"!



The Gore Bay Flying Club is a non profit organization designed to promote aviation in the Gore Bay region.


For more information please email us: Gore Bay Flying Club