Flight 76 - Parksville Qualicum Aero Club




















Club Events
See more details and past events below the calendar.


Airport Appreciation Day

By far, our biggest event is Airport Appreciation Day (AAD) at the Qualicum Beach Airport.

Click Here or the "AA Days" button on any page for all information regarding this fun family day.

Nanaimo Flying Club’s Annual Poker Run

PQAC also participates in the Nanaimo Flying Club’s annual poker run by manning the checkpoint at Qualicum Beach Airport (CAT4). This event usually happens in early June.

Past Events

It's Party Time! Grey Cup Party that is!!!

Come on out and cheer on your favourite team (Sorry Rider Pride and Boatmen!!!) and enjoy a heaping bowl of chili cooked up by Dr. Pep and Fancy Nancy!!! The bar will also be open with refreshments at regular prices. Be early for the best seats - late arrivals will be in the end zones!!!

Please let our new Social Coordinator, Shirley Gammon, know that you are coming and how many folks you will bring so we can let Dr. Pep knowhow much chili to cook. See poster for Shirley's email address. Please respond by November 20th.

COPA for Kids . . . and Geezers!!!

FREE flights - September 17, 2011

This year, we have combined COPA for Kids and Geezer Day into one day. There will be at least 4 aircraft flying all day with two COPA for Kids flights in the morning at 9 am and 10 am and two Geezer flights going in the afternoon at 1 pm and 2 pm.

All the kids and folks flying have been pre-registered at Airport Day and have been contacted and confirmed for their flights.

President Paul is planning to take "Flying Phil", a local celebrity, flying at 12 o'clock and the media will be there to record that event and the others as well.

Philip Perry will have the BBQs fired up about 10:30 to 1:30 or so and hot dogs will be the fare for those who need sustenance.

Several members have volunteered to assist with the cooking and ground crew work throughout the day. I'm sure we'll have lots of fun as we always do for these flights.

Now, all we need is some good weather!!!

WANTED: Beer Drinkers and Burger Eaters . . .

It's Party Time!

Mark your calendars! All club members, and even their friends and relatives are invited to two-day-long party, October 23rd and 24th at the clubhouse. No, your eyes are not deceiving you, it's a two day party!

Have you seen the new "Club Lounge?" Not yet? We'll come and watch it come into existence right before your very eyes . . . and hands, as you do your part in making it a reality. Yes, it's a work party!

Please feel free to bring your party hard hat and party favourites tools to this white work glove affair.

Please RSVP to Mike Hooper or Jim Hannibal.

Hope to see YOU there! The party just wouldn't be the same without you! :)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010, 7:00-9:30pm - PQAC General Meeting & Special Presentation

As well as the usual business, Warren McCormick will be giving a special presentation titled "Advanced Weather."

Hope to see you there!

COPA for Kids - Saturday September 11, 2010

Children ages 8 - 17 are invited to pre-register for this motivational aviation experience, that introduces young people to the science of flight. There is no cost for this event, but pre-registration is required. See poster below for details.

Download the above poster in a printable PDF format

Saturday August 21, 2010 - Pancake Breakfast & "Geezers Day" at PQAC

Fly-Ins, general public, and of course PQAC Member and friends, please join us!

Download a printable version of the above poster so you can promote this event - i.e. on your flying club's notice board.

For more information on "Geezers Day" please see poster below . . .

PQAC's Summer Fly In - July 17 & 18, 2010.

The entire event is for Club Members, their guests, and fly-ins . . .

Other visitors . . . PQAC would like to extend a special invitation to the general public to come and join us for breakfast on Sunday. Please see below for details, and a little further down for a poster with the details on the Saturday night BBQ & Dance.

You can reserve tickets via email: cat4flyin10@gmail.com

Please click here to download a printable version of the above poster (approx 2MB PDF) that you can use to help promote this event around town and out of town! Fly-Ins Welcome!!!

PQAC Members, please click here to read a private message regarding this event.

The PQAC would like to extend a special invitation to the general public to come and join us for breakfast on Sunday!

Please feel free to download and distribute a printable PDF version of the above invitation. Click Here to download the invitation.

PQAC Members, please click here to read a private message regarding this event.

The following poster with details for the Saturday night BBQ and Dance is also available to download in PDF format.

Sunday, June 13, 2010 - Flapjacks and Flying Machines!

Fly-Ins Welcome! PQAC extends an extra-special invitation to you!

Download a printable PDF copy of the the above invitation.

RSVP by email to Phyllis and let us know you are coming!

Click here to hear about and see photos from the great time had at last month's breakfast!

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010, 7:00-9:30pm - PQAC General Meeting & Special Presentation

Immediately follow the meeting, Dr. Lorne de Paoli (Emergency Room Doctor at NRGH, Pilot, PQAC Member, and former Aviation Medical Examiner) will present First Aid Kits & Survival Gear for Aviators an overview on equipping your aircraft with First Aid supplies and survival gear.

Having the appropriate tools and supplies is essential to being able to act safely, promptly and effectively in any emergency situation. It is important for passengers, as well as pilots, to be familiar with the types and uses of first aid equipment, supplies and gear.

  • Special pricing is also being offered to PQAC Members on Aircraft First Aid Supplies and/or Kit
  • PQAC Members, please feel free to invite a guest to this important presentation.
  • Please reply your intention of attendance to psedwards2@gmail.com --so we are sure to have chairs for everyone.

Hope to see you there!

Summer Fly Outs - Just One Left!

PQAC plans a number of members-only* fly-outs to various destinations throughout the summer.

Our Fly Outs this year include:

  • Saturday, June 19th - Boundary Bay Airshow
  • Saturday, June 26th 2010 - Destination: Langley, BC
  • Friday & Saturday July 9th and 10th - Arlington, WA - Air Show
  • Friday, September 17th 2010 - Destination: Victoria, BC (This fly-out replaces previous flyout(s) cancelled due to bad weather)

* "Kiwis" (non-pilots) Welcome! Seats are available for non-pilots, with priority given to friends of the pilots whose aircraft are taking part in the fly-out, and and other club members (membership has its privileges). If you are interested in joining us, please email Warren McCormick (at the email address in the above box), or talk to him at one of the club meetings. We look forward to hearing from you!