Buttonville Flying Club

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2020 (Belated) Awards Night Honorees!

27 Jan 2021 11:51 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Every November, the BFC hosts an awards banquet, honoring those who have gone above and beyond in their volunteer contributions, earned new licenses or ratings, or achieved anything otherwise noteworthy (or funny!) in the last year.  In 2020 we could not hold our banquet due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we got together on Zoom in January 2021 to honor our members and give out some door prizes.  

2020 BFC Awards Night Honorees 


Mark Brooks: Pickering Pilot

For perseverance, determination and skill in leading the relentless pursuit of a new Pickering Airport!


Phil Lightstone: Pickering Co-Pilot

For perseverance, determination and writing skill in leading the relentless pursuit of a new Pickering Airport!


Dr. John Brown: Pickering Co-Pilot

For perseverance, determination and writing skill in leading the relentless pursuit of a new Pickering Airport!


Michael Martin: Pickering Co-Pilot

For perseverance, determination and writing skill in leading the relentless pursuit of a new Pickering Airport!


Jason MacBean: Instrument Rating

For learning how to fly with his head in the clouds!


Peter Kofman: Instrument Rating

For finally figuring out that he already knew how to fly with his head in the clouds!


Marvin Kalchman: Passenger Carrying Rating (Ultralight)

For qualifying to introduce his friends and family to aviation in tiny light aircraft


Erica Peterson: Night Rating

For qualifying to come home late


Humberto Villalobos: Multiengine and Multi-IFR

For proving that you can teach an old dog new tricks twice in the same year


Michel Quintas: Multi-IFR

For achieving the ability to fly IFR while burning twice the fuel


Claude Pio: Twin Comanche and Multiengine Rating

For proving that the four forces acting on an aircraft in flight are money, money, money, and money!


Paul Hayes: Life Member

For his many years of tireless devotion to the Buttonville Flying Club, to the defense of our nation, and to aviation in Canada


Million Air: BFC Supporter

For generously hosting, supporting and encouraging the continued activity of the Buttonville Flying Club at the Toronto Buttonville Municipal Airport


Mike Walker: Sucker Volunteer of the Year

For taking on the thankless tasks of BFC membership and marketing from Simon Lam


Nick Bartzis: Buttonville Safety Coordinator

For successfully taking on the task of keeping the skies over Buttonville Municipal Airport safe


Simon Lam: Marketing & Membership (Retired)

For figuring out a way to smooth-talk Michael Walker into this thankless job


Werner & Eunice Amsler: COVID-19 Test Pilots

For unfortunately becoming BFC's first COVID-19 patients and for their good fortune in faring so well


Paul Hayes: BFC Octogenarian Chapter Member

"Be nice to the old farts" award


Bill Harding: BFC Octogenarian Chapter Member

"Be nice to the old farts" award


John Chandler: BFC Octogenarian Chapter Member

"Be nice to the old farts" award


Buttonville Flying Club

Toronto-Buttonville Municipal Airport

2833 16th Avenue, Box 100

Markham, ON, L3R 0P8

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