We operate a primary flying site located north of the Village of New MInas. Our members are involved in all aspects of remote modeling including power, gliders, and helicopters. We fly from three different sites over the course of a year.
Radio Controlled RC flying has evolved dramatically over the last 10 years with the advent of 2.4 GHZ radios and electric systems more powerful and reliable than gas and glow engines. Our field is the focus of club activity during the summer and fall flying seasons. You will find information below and across this site on our activity and members..
The end of the outdoor flying season at our field does not stop our members from flying, Join us at the Credit Union Rec Complex in Kentvile every Wednesday through the winter from 1 to 4 p.m for indoor flying.
The Valley Gathering is the only large scale indoor event held in the maritimes. For more then 10 years flyers from 3 provinces decend on kentville to enjoy a full day of indoor flying. The VG is held annually at the end of March in the Credit Union Rec Center, Kentville, Nova Scotia
Our main event of the year is the Oktoberfest Fun-fly. Is the last major fun-fly in the Atlantic Model Aeronautics Association Zone at the beginning of October. We are joined by members of other Club in the maritimes in a day of fellowship, good food, and flying. Meals are usually served .Check the MAAC Events calendar for dates and times .
Helis (and other flying Machines on Ice) Is held on Kill Dog Cove on Sherbrooke Lake, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. Typically in the middle or end of February it is a chance to freeze your fingers, enjoy the company of your fellow RC aviators, fly on skis/snow/ice, and enjoy a meal of Chili and Pulled Pork. The event is hosted by Jeremy and Christie Dann annually at their cottage. It’s scheduled date is very weather and ice surface dependent. In recent years full scale aviators have also flown in to enjoy the company of fellow aviators.
We are located north of New Minas, Nova Scotia, on the Wellington Dyke. Our facilities include our main building, solar station, flight prep benches, and parking areas. We operate two Runways. Our north/south runway is over 400 feet long. The east west is approx 350 feet long. Our location - Exit 12 from the 101 in the Annapolis valley – Go straight North- Pass through three sets of lights, the last after a long up hill climb across the river. Keep going until you hit the stop sign at church street - Keep going 500 meters past the stop sign - dirt road on right. Google Map Location
Sunday mornings and afternoons are a good drop in time for the general public to spur interest in the hobby and club. We had requests from members and public for a common evening as well for getting out to fly through the week. So we also try to get out as a group on Wednesday evenings. This gives us an additional time to tell those who are interested in RC to come out and, more importantly for a chance for members to get together through the week at the same time. So, if you have only one chance to get out in the evening through the week and like to fly with others please schedule your Wednesday evenings as club flight night. Flying is weather dependent - contact one of our exec team members to confirm we will be there
When it gets cold and the wind starts to blow we move indoors. Generally in October and through to the end of March you will find us every Wednesday afternoon from 1-4 pm at the Credit Union Rec Center in Kentville, Nova Scotia. The space provided is considered one of the best for indoor flying in the province. RC pilots from different parts of the province come to enjoy the flying experience provide by the huge facility and the camaraderie of their fellow aviators. The indoor season comes to a close with the Valley Gathering at the end of March.
The Solar Station project was launched originally in recognition of the need to charge batteries that were becoming more and more common after 2010. We went live with the station in 2014. Its capacity and features have grown significantly since we installed it. it provides both 12 volt DC and 120 volt AC and supports two cameras and a telecommunication link provided by Cross Country Cable. It has survived a hurricane and a tropical storm and a major collision with a farm tractor (a hazard on the dyke). More information can be found in a downloadable file at the bottom of this page.
A look back - 2014 -
The members of the Wings of Wellington were discussing the idea of a Solar system for more than a year before making the final decision to proceed. The budget was set – including the structure and tax at $1500. We came in well under that.
The actual build and installation process, including collecting and buying materials took about three months. Everything was built and assembled offsite and then moved to the field and largely put together in a single evening.
The system is generating up to 20 amps at 13.5 volts and is charging 2 x 120 Amp hour batteries. The batteries when charged have a capacity of approx. 3000 watts and the 3 panels replenish them on a reasonably sunny day with about 1200 – 1400 watts in 8-10 hours.
The project has been a major undertaking for the club. It was a great experience and we had almost our entire membership chipping in to help in construction and assembly. They are a great team. We have a complete how-to type article.(click on the links below)
Many thanks to all the members of the club who did an outstanding job with this, to Mike boulanger for turning our ideas into actual plans, and Dave Porter for the battery donation! Cheers Jeremy Dann