WOFC

Our Aviation Club is likely one of the most friendly, relaxing places to fly in Canada. Set right in the heart of a corn field with clear approaches, roomy hangars, a cozy clubhouse and fantastic members, it appeals to everyone.

We are an active group of aviators who enjoy all things aviation. Our home is Woodstock Airport, a private field West of Woodstock, steeped in history.

Feel free to drop in for a visit and see our planes, talk with our pilots or just enjoy the interesting atmosphere at a grass strip airfield. We all love encouraging people of all ages to get involved in aviation.

Values

The Woodstock Ontario Flying Club is an Ontario incorporated not-for-profit, member driven, volunteer-based organization which enjoys and promotes safe and healthy aviation in our community through knowledge, integrity and a passion for fun, economical flying. We stand together in aviation etiquette and safety, ensuring we all come home safely.

Goals

Safety First. Integrity. Volunteerism. Honesty. Sharing

Norm Beckham/Bob Hewitt Field (CPR5)

We are proud to rename our airfield the "Norm Beckham/Bob Hewitt Field" in honour of our two Founding Fathers, Norm Beckham and Bob Hewitt. These fine gentlemen were instrumental in starting the WOFC in 1968. They were also the founders of the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association in Tillsonburg Ontario, which started with one harvard in 1969 here in Woodstock. With grit and passion, legends were born.

Executive-2019

  • President - Andre Brisson
  • Vice President - Mark Van Dyke
  • Secretary - Phil Poulin
  • Treasurer - Bob Van Wyk
  • Aircraft Officers
    • 172 - Dave Hewitt; Asst - Andre Brisson
    • J3 - Luc Poulin; Asst - Ian Moore
  • Safety Officer - Jason Ewing
  • Membership Officer - Mark Van Dyke
  • Building Officer - Ian Moore
  • Grounds Officer - Ian Moore
  • Activities Chairman - Mark Van Dyke
  • Member-at-large - Tim Stackhouse
  • Garage Sale Chairman - Dick Holm

Meetings

  • Third Wednesday each month.
  • General Membership - odd numbered months
  • Board Meetings - even numbered months.
Members and guests are welcome to attend all meetings.

Bylaws

Our bylaws can be reviewed on this pdf file.

Membership and Application

The Field

Designator CPR5
Elevation 1025’
Surface Grass with gravel centreline on East end
Runways 06/24
Length 3040
Overruns 100 foot both ends

Notes:

  • Taxiway midfield leads to a grass apron, hangars and our clubhouse
  • Airport is not maintained during winter
  • During summer, members are expected to pilot the mower, a six foot finishing mower pulled by a Massey Harris diesel. It takes about 6 hours per mowing to keep our field in trim.
  • Instructional videos on tractor operation are found on the Members Only page.

Our Aircraft

EFH

1975 Cessna 172M C-GEFH

Avco Lycoming engine with McCauley prop. The plane was repainted in 2010 with a white fuselage and wings, with gray and maroon accent stripes.

Special Features:

  • Long Range Tanks - Note when calculating weight and balance
  • Airspeed Indicator in MPH - KIAS on inner scale with conversion chart in aircraft
EFH gauge panel

Audio upgraded in 2017. The original oil pressure and temperature gauges are inoperable and have been replaced by the dual type of gauge to their right.


RJS

J3 "Cub" C-FRJS

Purchased by the club in March 2012, from a longtime member. Built in 1946, this classic is tailwheel or taildragger rather than a more modern nose wheel.

Special Features:

  • 85HP Engine - Provides better performance in High Density Altitude days, converted from 65 HP in 2014.

Note:

  • We are not a check ride facility.
  • Aviators wishing to fly this aircraft must complete our Membership Application process and become a flying member of the Club.
  • 10 hours of instructional time required before going solo, and 20 hours before carrying passengers.

Contact Now

  • 684442 County Rd 68,
    Woodstock, Ontario
  • (519) 539-3303
  • WOFC eMail: