Young Eagles Rally – 28th September

The Scotia Eagles (EAA 1051) will fly youth ages from 8 to 17 on Saturday the 28th of September out of the Kings/Hillaton Aerodrome (CHL2).

If you know of a young person who would like to have a free flight in a small aircraft, please register them for the event at Information about the flight is there also or for more details see

Meeting April 27th

Meet at the Kings Hillaton Aerodrome at 1:30 pm on Saturday, 27th of April, 2019.

Young Eagles event. We were able to fly about 22 or more kids and
it was a real success. It would be great to do this again this year so this
will be a topic for discussion.
Possibility of re-building or restoring a light aircraft as a Chapter activity.

Please let Gerard know if you will be able to attend this meeting.

Preparation to install a Rotax 582 engine with a 3.47 to 1 reduction E
gearbox in a Beachboy bi-plane. Operational this summer

February Meeting – Saturday 9th

We will be meeting at the Greenwood Aviation Museum this Saturday at
1:30 pm. Ian Patrick will be giving us a tour of the museum and also take
us through the restoration shop.
We will also have a short discussion regarding the possibility of a Young
Eagles event to be held in June.
I have had a response from at least 7 or 8 people who are planning to
Please remember to bring your Chapter dues if possible ($30)

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 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

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 – 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.

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.

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

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).