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.

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
EAA # 63155
President, EAA Chapter 1051 Scotia Eagles

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.

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 – 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

Meeting – 1st February 2014

There will be a EAA 1051 Chapter meeting to be held at

  • 1:30pm Saturday
  • 01 February 2014
  •  Northville Farm Heritage Centre, Kings County

Avro CF-100The meeting was highlighted by a talk given by George Foote who flew as navigator during the days of the “Cold War” in the Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck ( also known as the “Clunk”!) This aeroplane was the first 100% Canadian designed and built all weather interceptor and first flew in January 1950. George will illustrate his talk with a genuine slide presentation. This will be an interesting talk about an important period of world history.  All interested persons are invited. For more information on the CF-100 see the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum website.

Meeting Participants

Meeting Participants – Left to Right: Ian Patrick, Gerard Killam, Robert Bishop, Dave Ricker, Brian Reid, George Foote


Waterville Airport Move – Report Released

The Provincial Government has made public the report put together last year on the feasibility of moving the Kings County Airport to make room for Michelin Tire Corporations possibility of expansion.

You can download the report:  Airport Move Report  (3 Mbyte PDF)

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
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,

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,

Vintage Wings Calendar of Events

For more information, please contact:

Heather Fleck
Yellow Wings Team Lead
Vintage Wings of Canada
(613) 301-4372