a couple of events to add to your calendars

The 10th Annual Pilots Picnic will be held on Saturday July 21st at New Germany Lake. Bring the whole family for a great day out!

and the South Shore flying club are holding their open day this coming Sunday July 8th from 1 til 4pm.


Open day at CYAU

Beginning early in 2018, the South Shore Flying Club has agreed to leas the Terminal Building at CYAU, to be used as a Clubhouse for meetings and gatherings.

We’ve been working diligently to fix up the building for our use. It’s been an interesting transformation with new paint, and repairs to the electrical and plumbing systems. Volunteers have put many hours into this “fix-up.”

We’ve decided to hold an Public Open House on Sunday July 8th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. and we’d like to invite anyone from your club to join us for “Coffee & Conversation.”

It’s an informal gathering and we would be happy to welcome you to our new Clubhouse.

Please spread the word to anyone you feel would be interesting in an afternoon at the south Shore Regional Airport.

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Thanks and looking forward to seeing you!

David Oickle

South Shore Flying Club


For sale – Cherokee


1966 Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee 6433 TTSN, 169 SMOH, Lycoming O-320 E2A, 160 HP, prop newly overhauled.

$45,000 CAD

Hangared, well-maintained, no damage history, all tech logs, Interior 9/10, Exterior 7/10

Equipment: Narco CP 136 Audio Panel, Narco Com 11A, Narco ADF (needs antenna), Narco AT50A Transponder, Narco Localizer and Glide slope (self-contained Nav), Apollo GX55 GPS, Bendix/King KX155 Nav Com with Bendix King CDI for localizer and glide slope, Panel Mounted 2- place Intercom, additional 4-place portable intercom included for back seat passengers.

Since purchasing the aircraft in 2007, we have done the following:

* Replaced the complete interior including headliner, sidewalls, carpet, seats, glare shield, and added the hat rack

* Replaced Compass, EGT meter, strobe electronics, Altimeter, electric fuel pump

* Landing light has been upgraded to LED.

* Had the engine overhauled in 2015 after 2400 hours, so at 169 SMOH it is pristine! At that time, it was zero-timed and converted to 160HP which gained it 10 kts and 300 FPM.

Aircraft is coming off annual in early June, 2018, with a freshly overhauled prop and certiied 121.5 ELT. Hours may increase slightly with continued lying.

Although IFR equipped, it would require an ADF antenna (wire replaced) and IFR re-certiication.

This aircraft has served us well for 11 years. It went to Oshkosh every year from 2008 through 2016. It makes a great trainer, time-builder or cross country traveller.

This would be an ideal aircraft for a group buy.

I can supply a spreadsheet to manage a partnership and we can even provide comfortable hangar space at CYYG.

Contact: Jim Ewing, 902-393-6318, or jim@greathobbies.com.


9th Annual Pilots Picnic

The 9th Annual Pilot’s Picnic was held on July 15th 2017.
The event was hosted by Mervin and Eva Zinck at their lakeside hanger on New Germany Lake CCA2 in Nova Scotia.
Close to 400 people attended this free event that was sponsored by Mervin and Eva Zinck, The Bluenose Flying Club – COPA Flight 196, and BMI Ltd.There was lots to see as the weather cooperated and some 25 planes and choppers dropped in or flew by during the day.
There was a demonstration by two parachuters who elegantly landed on the beach at the New Germany Lake.
Special thanks go out to :-
*The Coastal Cruisers Car Club for providing a fine display of antique vehicles.
*Tyler Ernst and the South Shore RC Flying Club who kept the spectators amused with their static and aerial demonstrations.
*The Northfield Fire Department provided manpower and a rescue boat for the event.A team of volunteers had a mammoth job and cooked approx. 320 hamburgers, 220 hotdogs and 250 lb. of potatoes that were cut into what is locally known as “Curley Fries”. All of the food was graciously supplied by the sponsors and served free of charge to all visitors on the day.

Volunteers included members of the Bluenose Flying Club, generations of the Zinck Family and local residents.
The Dave Burbine band provided music that entertained the crowds during lunch.

In the afternoon there was a demonstration by the 413 Transport and Rescue Squadron of 14 Wing Greenwood. They flew in with the CH-149 Cormorant Helicopter, dropped a couple of Search and Rescue personnel in the lake and then hoisted them back into the helicopter. This was a crowd favorite.

We extend very special thanks to Mervin and Eva Zinck for hosting a great day spent with good friends, good music and good food, it was a perfect day!


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July 15th Fly-in

Welcome to Bluenose Flying Club. Located on the shore of New Germany lake in Nova Scotia. The Annual Bluenose Flying Club fly-in day is on Saturday 15th July.

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BBQ each Tuesday evening at Mervyns Hangar. Bring something for the grill. Tea and Coffee are available.