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Wings and Wheels Event – 8 September

wings and wheels posterOn the 8th of September, EAA 1051 will have a display and information table(s) at the Wings and Wheels event being held at the Greenwood Military Aviation Museum.  The event will be between 10 am and 4 pm.  Our position will be in the Museum by the Anson aircraft.
Wings and Wheels 2016

June 9th – Young Eagles Rally

We had a good turnout for attendees and volunteers.  By the end of the morning 30 Young Eagles (YE) flew and enjoyed themselves.   No one had to come down early. Many of the YEs had never flown in a light plane before.
Place: The Kings Aerodrome (CHL2) on Saxon Street south of Canning, N.S.
Time: 9:00 am through 1:00 pm

We met in KingAero Tech’s current hanger for sign-in and orientation. (click images for full size)

Introduction to the aircraft by the pilot and ready to fly

Aircraft full of Young Eagles ready for takeoff.

The weather turned very nice later in the morning.  Here are some EAA members enjoying that sunshine (before getting a group photo – copy coming later)

    • Young Eagles Information at EAA.org – This link has general information on the Young Eagle Program which goes beyond just taking a flight or visiting an airport. The youth can become a Young Eagle and get free benefits from EAA if they are interested in learning more about aviation and flying.

March Meeting – 31st – Kings Aerodrome

Our regular meeting will take place at the Kings Aerodrome at 1:30 pm on Saturday the 31st of March.
– An important discussion will be planning for the Young Eagles event in June.
We set a deadline of 17th April to decide whether to proceed with the Young Eagles Event and in the meantime ask for volunteers from the membership to work on the event. The Kings Aero building is progressing rapidly with floor, walls and rafters in place.

Image by G. Killam – Kings Aerodrome Hangers

February Meeting – 24th

We will be meeting at the Hillaton/Kings Aerodrome (CHL2) at 1:30 pm on Saturday the 24th of February.

1670 Saxon Street • Hillaton • Nova Scotia
Latitude : 45°8’34″N , Longitude : 64°25’22″W
Elevation : 98 feet MSL, Magnetic Variation : 18° West
(http://kingsaero.com/)

Barbecue Gathering – 27 August – Kings Aerodrome

We will be having a barbecue at the ” new” airfield located at the eastern end of Saxon Street in Hillaton ( south of Canning) on 27 August at 11:30 am until 2:30 pm to get the Chapter up and running once again. Rain date will be 28 August at the same time and place. ( rain?)

Hillaton/Kings Aerodrome Sky Vector Information
Send an email, text message to Gerard or call 902-670-0029 to him know if you will be attending please.
I hope that we will have good weather!
Gerard Killam

killamorchard@xcountry.tv
EAA # 63155
President, EAA Chapter 1051 Scotia Eagles

March 29 Meeting – Greenwood

We will be having a meeting at Greenwood once again to be held at 2:00 pm on 29 March,and we will be touring the Greenwood Aviation Museum.
This a world class museum and with some very interesting restoration work being carried on.

Meeting – 1st December 2012

Time: 1:00 pm. Saturday, 01 December

Place: Greenwood Aviation Museum

Chris Bobka of Apple Valley, Minnesota will be here to view the Bolingbroke
restoration at the museum and will give a talk about his discovery and
acquisition of parts of two Bolingbroke airframes. Chris intends to restore
one of these machines.

Bolingbroke Fuselage Nose Section

Please let me know if you will be attending and invite other EAA members to
come.
It will also be an opportunity to renew your chapter membership.
The attached photos are part of Chris Bobka’s collection of parts!
We will also get to tour the museum with Ian Patrick and also have a look at
the restoration shop and see the progress being made there.
I hope to see you all at what should be a rather interesting meeting.
Gerard Killam

Vintage Aircraft Visit Waterville Airport – 29 July

WHAT: Arrival of four beautifully-restored vintage aircraft that tell the story of one of Canada’s proudest achievements, the massive, homegrown effort to build airfields and train hundreds of thousands of alliedWorld War II aviators. The Yellow Wings pilots will meet the public and media to talk about the significance of their historic planes, operated by Vintage Wings of Canada.

WHERE: Waterville Airport

WHEN: Sunday, July 29, 2012  (9:00 to 17:00 hours ADT)

WHO: Joe Cosmano, Todd Lemieux, Goran J, Doug Fleck, Brett Capiau, Heather Fleck

Fairchild Cornell MkII - Yellow Wings

Fairchild Cornell MkII - Yellow Wings

DETAILS: Throughout the summer, volunteer pilots from Vintage Wings of Canada’s Yellow Wings Program will visit dozens of communities across Canada to pay tribute to a little-known moment in Canada’s history: the World War II British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP). Yellow Wings pilotstell the story of the BCATP and how ordinary Canadians from coast to coast came together in what became known as the “Aerodrome of Democracy” to train hundreds of thousands of aviators from Canada, the British Commonwealth and the U.S., in the effort to win the War. One of the lasting legacies of the BCATP was the construction of dozens of Canadian airports in cities such Moncton, Toronto, Edmonton, and many more.

The Yellow Wings aircraft are part of the Mike Potter Collection of Vintage Wings of Canada. They include the North American Harvard, deHavilland Tiger Moth, Fleet Finch and the Fairchild Cornell. Last summer, the Yellow Wings tour of western Canada tour had 21 volunteer pilots in five aircraft visit 67 airfields, covering 30,000 km. To find out more about the aircraft and the heroes to which they are dedicated, or to download high-resolution photos, visitwww.yellowwings.ca.

Vintage Wings of Canada (VWC) is a public charitable organization founded by Ottawa businessman and philanthropist Michael Potter to celebrate our country’s rich aviation history, as well as to educate and inspire Canadians with powerful stories about the heroes, aircraft and events making up this great heritage. VWC’s signature air show, “Wings over Gatineau-Ottawa”– featuring the famed Canadian Forces Snowbirds and more than 100 vintage aircraft from across Canada and the United States – takes place at the Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport on September 15and 16, 2012. For more information, visitvintagewings.ca.

Vintage Wings Calendar of Events

For more information, please contact:

Heather Fleck
Yellow Wings Team Lead
Vintage Wings of Canada
(613) 301-4372
hfleck@vintagewings.ca

 

Meeting – 26 February 2012

Our next meeting will be at the Greenwood Aviation Museum on 26 February 2012.
[note: 5 Feb meeting cancelled in favor of this date]

Time of meeting: 1400 hrs. (2:00pm)
Please let Garard Killam know if you be will be attending.
Bring a photo of your project if you wish for a short show and tell.
Ian Patrick will give us a tour of the museum and we will have look at the progress
That is being made on the Bristol Bolingbroke bomber (this was a version of the Bristol Blenheim Mk. IV bomber). 626 of these aeroplanes were built by Fairchild Aircraft Ltd. (Canada).
Bristol Bolingstoke AircraftCanadian Museum of Flight image

Chapter Meeting – 30 Jan 2011

There will be a meeting of EAA Chapter 1051 at the Waterville airport @ 2:00, 30 January 2011.

Chapter dues are due. These are used to maintain our Chapter membership in EAA.
If you are unable to attend please send your dues ($20.00) to our Chapter Treasurer. Brian Reid as soon as possible.

Please invite anyone to our meetings who might be interested in aviation.