40th Stanley Fly-in

Labour Day Weekend: 2 Sept-4 Sept, 2011

At Stanley Airfield – Stanley, N.S.
See Stanley Sports Aviation Website for Details

Fleet Finch Aircraft - Vintage Aircraft

Fleet Finch - Peter Handley/Vintage Aircraft of Canada

Stanley’s Annual Fly-in is the longest standing and largest of its kind in Canada. Several aircraft from across Canada and the eastern United States enjoy our fly-in. All registered aircraft get judged for several categories, such as best homebuilt, best antique, best production model, etc. On Saturday evening, we hold an auction which is a great fundraiser for Stanley Sport Aviation Association. All items are kindly donated by our membership, friends, guests and sponsors.

This year, to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP), Vintage Wings of Canada has scheduled a cross-country flight this summer using four of their yellow aircraft (Harvard, Corneill, Tigermoth, Finch) and others that may join them on the trip. Their last Eastern stop will be in Stanley. This is a chance of a lifetime to see this series of vintage aircraft.
See Yellow Wings Website

May Meeting – 1 May – Aviation Museum

EAA 1051 will be hosted on Sunday, 1 May, by the Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum (ACAM) near Halifax Stanfield International Airport. Meet at the Museum at 2 pm. The program will include a safety seminar given by internationally known expert Mike Doiron and a visit to the museum. Chapter and ACAM member Barry Rhodenizer has graciously agreed to be our host and coordinate activities at the museum and has offered to arrange closer access to some of the aircraft in the museum.
http://www.atlanticcanadaaviationmuseum.com/

President Gerard Killam examining the Avenger

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.

EAA Meeting October 3

RV-10 visit to Waterville Airport

RV-10 from East Pubnico


We met at the Kings County airport (Waterville Airport) a bit earlier than usual (12:30 pm) and had some eats of hotdogs and hamburgers. But the real attraction was chatting with other aviators and members of eaa1051.  An added attraction was the new RV-10 that brought four EAA members up from East Pubnico for the meeting.


EAA members at Waterville Airport

A nice day for an outdoor EAA meeting

We had a brief meeting of introductions and discussions about creating a centre (or centres) for EAA aviation activity and meetings. The purpose is to increase the strength of the EAA in Nova Scotia. Executive and members in the Valley will meet to consider methods and plans.

June Meeting – Sunday June 27 – 2pm

We met at the Wolfville home of Christoph Both to view his Europa which has been painted and is closer to completion.  The July 2010 issue of “Kitplanes” has an article on this type of aircraft.  Nine members attended for the viewing, discussions and refreshments on a very nice sunny day.

Members viewing the Europa Fuselage

EAA members viewing the Europa Fuselage

Europa Cockpit

January 2010 Meeting

(Saturday 30th Jan) A small group of Scotia Eagle members gathered this on blustery day at the Kings County Airport for an afternoon of discussions. Larry Bogan talked about the sport of Soaring as it applies to our area, including the history, clubs involved, and equipment as well as the conditions for soaring on thermals, ridge lift and wave lift.
Andrew and BarryBob and Larry
Additional discussions were on new aircraft projects, outreach to attract new members, possible Young Eagles activity later this year and how to use the eaa1051.org website for displaying members projects, etc.

November 2009 Meeting

Sunday – November 29th at 2pm –
Topic: Robert McNaught’s scratch-built Zenair 701
Meeting Location: – Robert McNaught’s Workshop –

Scotia Eagle members and the 701

Many members of Scotia Eagles crowded into Robert’s garage to see and discuss the construction of his aircraft. He has the wings finished and the photo show the extent of the fuselage construction.