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June Meeting – 23rd

We will be meeting at the Hillaton/Kings Aerodrome for our monthly meeting at 1:30 pm on Saturday, June 23.

There will be a couple of items on the agenda.

  1. Debriefing of the Young Eagles Rally.  We want to know what went right and what went wrong so that we will make the next rally even better than the last. And smooth out any rough edges in procedures.
  2. Jack Neima will be there to talk about the Canadian EAA and what it means to us.
    For more information see

April Meeting 28th – report

Five members met at the Kings Aerodrome and worked though some of the details for the Young Eagles Flight to be held on June 8.  There was an encouraging dozen volunteers signed up to help. In the next month we will be confirming the volunteer effort and finalizing the details for this event.

The KingsAero Tech building is up waiting for the big hanger door.

Meeting Visit – 27 January

We were invited by Nick & Brenda Nyenhuis to visit their shop on 27 January 2018 at 1:30 and see the VANS RV-10 which they have under construction. They had good progress to show on the fuselage plus a slide show & information about interesting things which they saw when they attended Oshkosh this summer.  Ten EAA members were able to make it to the meeting and enjoyed a couple hours learning of tools and techniques used by Nick in his build.

For a preview you can have a look at their project log at:

They live in South Farmington (Annapolis County).


October 2017 Meeting –

You are invited to the October EAA 1051 Chapter meeting and project
visit at Dave Ricker/Francine Desharnais’ home/shop in Fall River.
Details are below.
Project Visit:Dave & Francine’s Murphy Elite

What: For those who don’t know, the Elite is an all-metal, high wing
design that is between a C-152 and a C-172 in size. It is designed for
and engine of 150 – 180 HP.
Currently the fuselage is in progress and we have the wings & tail
surfaces complete & ready for pre-closing inspections.

When:Saturday 21 Oct. at 2:00 PM

Where:  Fall River, NS

Meeting and Talk – 25 March

  • 25 March 2017 at 1 pm
  • 8999 Commercial Street, New Minas
    Royal LePage Atlantic office lower level conference room. (Use the back door facing Crescent Avenue.
  • Presentation by Ken Beanlands
    Retrieval of wrecked aircraft from the jungles of Newfoundland and Labrador

Ken developed his talk for COPA 60 The talk was well received and he has presented it on a number of occasions since then.

Ken’s tells of his career flying for the NF natural resources Dept.,
planes he has had, tracking down and recovering remains of Hurricanes
from the wilds of NF and horse trading recovered Hurricane pieces for a
plane of his own. He continues the story to the present time including
building the Murphy Rebel on floats that he keeps at his summer home in

Let Girard Killam know if you will be able to attend.

Meeting – Saturday -January 28

Meet at 1:00 pm at the Kings/Hillaton Aerodrome (CHL2) on Saxon Street, Kings County.

There are now 2 new hangars and paved taxyways to see and we will have some coffee and discussion about Chapter activities.
Please let Gerard Killam know if you will be able to attend.

For information and Location see Kings/Hillaton on Sky Vector

Meeting: See Bob Bishop’s Sea Fury progress

All friends interested in Aviation: EAA chapter 1051 is having a meeting

Time:  Saturday, Nov 26 at 1 pm

Place:  Bob Bishops Workshop (hanger) at the former Waterville Airport.

Bob’s Hanger is the western most rounded steel building in the row of hangers at the airport.

Tour and Meeting – 19 June 2016

Dave Ricker has invited aviators interested in home built aircraft to visit his project (A Murphy Rebel Elite).

For information, see

The meeting will be at 1:30 pm and we will be discussing how to reactivate our EAA chapter among other things.

Meeting – 14 February 2015 – Greenwood Museum

There will be a meeting of EAA 1051 chapter


Saturday 14 February at 1400 hours

(delayed from 31 January and 07 February due to storms)

at the

Greenwood Military Aviation Museum

All aviators and those interested in aviation are invited.

(EAA -Scotia Eagle dues due for 2015)


March 2014 Meeting – Shearwater Museum

Date :Saturday March 1 at  1:00 pm  (see note below)

Location:  Shearwater Aviation Museum.

This should be a very interesting event and a chance to view a collection of wonderful aeroplanes. Brad Thomas will
be our host and he will give a talk on the project he is getting underway to build a genuine set of replacement bomb bay doors for the museum’s Avenger  which was donated by Forest Protection Ltd in NB. He has acquired original blueprints and will be building an exact reproduction of the original parts including tooling as necessary. I think that should be very interesting for the members that are interested in warbirds and metal construction.

Also to be seen (but not photographed PLEASE) will be the museum’s Fairy Aviation Firefly which served at Shearwater and was recovered from the desert in Ethiopia, brought home and restored to flying condition. Unfortunately during taxi test they had a mishap and will be doing repairs to recover from that. The AME who oversaw the project will be with us and will be able to answer questions. Again, he asks that we do not take photos as the volunteers want the project to be remembered for the accomplishment of the restoration, not the unfortunate mishap which occurred. Some of the volunteers have 20 years invested in the project so they’re rightfully quite attached to it.

The museum has also recently been given a C-150 which was used to train students at Shearwater and more recently as a training aid for the vocational training school. It will be refurbished and suspended “in flight” in the museum when complete.

Of course the museum is full of military aircraft from over the years including an airworthy Fairy Swordfish, a Harvard and a  Snowbirds Tutor.

NOTE: It is important that we know in advance how many persons will be attending (email: killamorchard at and that we all arrive at the museum at the same time. To this end, Dave Ricker has suggested that we meet at 11:45 for lunch at the Pilots Pub in Woodside and then proceed to the Shearwater Aviation Museum as a group to arrive at 1:00 pm