Lower Pensive Lake is located 33 nautical miles northeast of Yellowknife on the Pensive Lakes wilderness paddling route. NWFTA volunteers conducted a remote site clean-up at this location in July 2022 with support from Unsmoke Canada / The Great Outdoors Fund and Air Tindi. Volunteers removed accumulated debris and made improvements to the firepit and benches.
Lower Pensive Lake has now been added as one of the "Places to Fly" on our website. A sandy beach provides excellent parking for several floatplanes. An open esker behind the beach offers stunning views of the lake and surrounding landscape. This site is ideal for daytrips or camping and includes an established firepit with several large benches.
Since the weather forecast for tomorrow calls for possible showers and winds not favourable for the location, the NWTFA Fly-Out Beach Day has been cancelled. Thanks to everyone who responded to the RSVP. We'll plan a similar event for next summer!
NWTFA has just learned that YZF airport management has changed its process for arranging escort of floatplanes between the airport property and Long Lake. YZF airport management is now requiring that paperwork be completed and the escort fee paid at its office in the terminal before fire hall personnel provide escort services. The new process is causing delay and considerable frustration to pilots who are following the established procedures for floatplane launching at Long Lake.
This change was made unilaterally without notice to NWTFA or aircraft owners. NWTFA has submitted written protest to the GNWT Department of Infrastructure requesting that the escort fee be discontinued immediately, refunds be issued for any fees already paid, and the fee not levied again unless properly authorized.
One of the many objectives of NWTFA/COPA 108 is to introduce youth to general aviation and the joys of flight. We were recently excited to hear that members of a STEM Club were learning about aviation and found our website to be a helpful resource! They suggested that information about the Wright Brothers would be an interesting addition to our website. The Wright Brothers are credited with invention and flight of the world's first motor-operated airplane. To learn more about their accomplishments and contributions to aviation, visit the Wright Brothers Aeroplane Co., which is a virtual museum dedicated to pioneer aviation.
Thanks to 11-year-old Dakota from the Lyndhurst STEM Club for reaching out to NWTFA with her appreciation and suggestion for our website. We hope to see her flying someday!
NWTFA branded items are now available for purchase online. Our ball caps and T-shirts feature the NWTFA logo and make the perfect gift for any floatplane pilot or general aviation enthusiast. These items are very popular with both local and visiting pilots.
Ball caps are available in two colors and T-shirts are available in a variety of sizes. Caps are embroidered with the NWTFA logo and are available in a natural canvas color with either navy blue or forest green brims. T-shirts are silkscreened with the NWTFA logo and are available in heather grey only. Both ball caps and T-shirts are in limited supply so order soon!
Flat rate shipping through Canada Post applies to orders from Canada and the United States. Free local pick-up can be arranged in Yellowknife only.
The 2021 Annual General Meeting and BBQ is scheduled for July 22, 2021 at Fred Henne Park. The AGM will be conducted after the BBQ and will include a report from the board of directors, year-end financial statements, and election of officers. For further information and to RSVP, please refer to the AGM Notice.