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.

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 http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/Recreation/Elite_Project/HTML/Elite_Frames_Home_Site.htm

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 xcountry.tv) 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