The RFC hosts safety seminars, useful aviation training to help you with our dynamic climate - whether you are flying your airplane or the club's.  Past events have included a "Winter Safety" to help you get ready for the aviation challenges of an Ottawa winder and "Spring Rust Remover" to help you get ready for flying after a winter break.

Join fellow club members for a relaxing evening of entertainment as we get the corn popping and the refreshments flowing in front of an aviation-related movie, shown using our high definition projector and sound system.  Movie titles are chosen by feedback received from the membership, so make sure you have your say about what we watch.  Partners welcome.

The RFC regularly puts on aviation seminars with a variety of topics, from learning how to use ForeFlight through to getting to see inside an A380.

Got the winter blues? Come party! February is when we’re all sick of the snow, ice, and cold temperatures and probably haven’t been able to fly as much as we’d like, so let’s help get a jump on spring with a Hangar Party. Previous appearances have been by Pat Guinta's amazing band. Beer, wine, soft drinks and food will be available for purchase.

The RFC occasionally organizes a trip to the Montreal ATC, where air traffic controllers operating Ottawa Terminal work.  Sign up to this activity to be included in the next trip.

Flying in the Ottawa region typically involves interacting with the Ottawa control tower. This activity contains information about the tower, and includes the option to sign up for a tour of the tower and to listen to current tower communications.

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Rockcliffe Flying Club (1961) is held on a Saturday near the end of April. Attendance at the AGM is open to all members of the Club. The RFC conducts its business at the annual general meeting, including status and progress updates, a review of the financial status and elections to the Board of Directors. All Sustaining Members and Life Members in good standing are entitled to vote at the meeting.

Every year around about early spring time, the RFC celebrates the achievements of its club members.  The evening includes a delicious buffet dinner, a silent auction to support our scholarship fund and the presentation of the annual wings and awards.


The Rockcliffe Flying Club, in collaboration with the Canada Aviation and Space Museum and the Ninety-Nines (Int'l organization of women pilots), participates in celebrating Women in Aviation.  Our annual activity is a day where we aim to fly some one hundred enthusiastic participants, providing an initial introduction to young girls and women who have never flown in a GA aircraft to the joys of aviation.
Every year, the Rockcliffe Flying Club members enjoy hosting a Canada Day fly-in (drive-in, walk-in, bike-in and with yacht club neighbours, perhaps some day sail-in) breakfast celebration which includes plane rides from taxiway Delta (over at the Museum). Activities start with breakfast at 7:00am, and continue throughout the day.

The first aviation activity at Rockcliffe occurred during the first experimental airmail flights between Toronto and Ottawa on August 27, 1918. RCAF Station Rockcliffe subsequently developed into the country’s showcase air station after its creation in 1920. The RFC commenced operations on 28 August 1961, at which time the base was an operational RCAF air base with hangars and a control tower. These were all closed when the base was shut down in 1964, but the club has since remained on the airfield.

Celebrating membership of the RFC with a free BBQ, live music, the annual cricket match, children's games and prizes. The festivities start at 3:00 pm and wrap up at 8:00 pm

“Bombs away!” will be the rallying call for fun, laughter and good-natured competition as the Club holds its annual flour-bombing and spot-landing contests. Who knows, this year maybe we'll bring back the precautionary approach!

The RFC air rally brings recreational pilots together in teams for some good fun and friendly competition. After a brief pre-flight challenge to determine the course from cryptic clues, you will need to estimate the time en route given the current upper wind forecasts. With the planning complete, you undertake the navigation exercise by flying the route and spotting the required landmarks.
All members are invited to our Christmas Pot Luck. Please bring a dessert, hot meal, platters or anything else that you would like to share with other members or pay $5 at the door. Spend a few hours mingling with fellow aviation enthusiasts and their families. Wine, soft drinks, water, and punch will be provided. Santa Claus arrives at 17:00 hrs.