May 16, 2019

Where to Fly – East: Stanley, Nova Scotia


The Maritimes’ largest springtime fly-in aviation event is happening this Victoria Day long weekend at Stanley airport (CCW4), located about 11 nm northeast of Windsor, N.S.

Billed as their annual Spring Fly-In Breakfast, the two-day aviation event hosted by the Stanley Sport Aviation Association will see a formal recurrency seminar, featuring award-winning aviation expert Mike Doirion. Scheduled for Saturday (May 18) at 13:00, the CAR 412.05(2)(c)-compliant seminar will last approximately one hour. Pilots are encouraged to bring their logbooks with them for the sign-off.

Breakfast will be served from 08:00 to 12:00 on both Saturday (May 18) and Sunday. Price is $8.

Saturday afternoon will feature classic country and rock music by the husband-and-wife duo Natural Sound. The show starts at 14:30, and hamburgers and hot dogs will be available for purchase during the show.

Drive-in guests are also welcome. On-airport camping, with washrooms, is available. There is also a variety of nearby B&Bs which offer airport transfers.

Runway 09-27, at 2600 feet, is surfaced with turf and some asphalt, Runways 15-33, at 1800 feet, and Runway 02-20, at 1900 feet, have turf surfaces.

Contact the Stanley Sport Aviation Association for more information. Telephone 902-632-2251.