From the Ottawa Flying ClubBy R. Adam Martin, M.Sc., Interim President, on behalf of the OFC Board of Directors
A Message for the Board of Directors - OFC Management Transition
In order to improve operations and the financial position of the Ottawa Flying Club, the position of Chief Executive Officer has been eliminated and we have returned to a management structure lead by a General Manager and Chief Flight Instructor. The objective of this change is to create a secure environment offering the best possible customer experience through improved responsiveness and effectively satisfying the needs of our customers as students, licensed pilots or contractors of flight training.
The new management structure contributes to our objectives by reducing administrative overhead, streamlining communication, and increasing the use of member volunteers. As a result, more resources will be available for investment on facilities and equipment, as well as providing for contingencies.
Mark Champagne, who has extensive previous experience in this position at the OFC, has accepted the position of General Manager. John Porter continues in the position of Chief Flight Instructor assisted by Andrew Simpson, Assistant Chief Flight Instructor. With experienced staff filling these positions, we are confident that this management transition will be accomplished with no disruption in flight training and operations.
"The new management structure contributes to our objectives by reducing administrative overhead, streamlining communication, and increasing the use of member volunteers. "
The new structure is a return to the previous structure of 2 - 3 years ago. Returning to the previous management structure .... to better contribute to the Flying Club objectives? Interesting, but confusing.
The basic question is still "are we a flying club, or a flight college?" If OFC is a club, can ordinary members reliably rent an airplane, or will that impede the flight training programme?
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