EAA Chapter 1051

Scotia Eagles - EAA for Nova Scotia, Canada

About Us

Executive Profiles

Todd Simms – President

EAAI wanted to be a pilot when I was 12 years old looking up at the planes flying over our house as they were taking off and landing at the nearby airport. I joined the RCAF and have been flying for most of the last 35 years on the Challenger and Aurora. Last year, I realized I would still want to fly when my time in the RCAF ends and have started to build a BD-4C kit that will allow me to keep flying, but on my time and terms, when I retire. I’m hoping to pass on some of my love for flight to other pilots and those who someday also want to be pilots.


Christoph Both – Vice President



 Darren Scott – Treasurer

Darren Scott

 Darren's RV-9A Horizontal Stabilizer

 I  have always had a passion for aviation, starting with building of scale models, and leading to a career as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, and a RCAF Flight Engineer on the Griffon and C-130 Hercules. Now retired, I am continuing my involvement in aviation by pursuing my Commercial Pilot’s License, building a Van’s RV-9A aircraft, and assisting in the restoration of Greenwood Military Aviation Museum’s C-45H Expeditor

Larry Bogan – Secretary

EAAI came to aviation late in my life, when I was 53 and chose to train as a sailplane pilot. The Bluenose Soaring Club provided my training and home for my Schleicher Ka6e (C-FVKA) purchased in 1996.

Early in my training, I became enthusiastic about exploring the air currents and mastering the techniques to climb into the sky and really soar relying on no engine but just the energy in the atmosphere. I have been fortunate to fly in many places and many conditions. Some memorable flights include seven hours in wave lift over the Green Mountains of Vermont, soaring for hours up to 14,000 feet over the mountains of New Mexico, and exploring hours of ridge lift at only 2000 ft over the North Mountain here in the Valley.


I was introduced to EAA when one of the BSC club gliders needed its wings repaired and recovered and I lead the team that did it. I have enjoyed the contacts with EAA members ever since. Unfortunately, I had to leave gliding in 2011 and sell my sailplane but I still fly with another pilot PIC when given the opportunity.


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