The first airplane landed on Pictou Island in October 1930 according to the October 10th, 1930 edition of 'The Pictou Advocate'.
"A CF-APM from Atlantic Airways, St. John, landed the first plane on this Island. The pilot took interested people up for a ride - at $5.00 per head."
A plane replaced the steam ships in the early 1940s. People were amazed that their usual trip across the treacherous Northumberland Strait could be done in such little time.
The main one road on Pictou Island was used for the runway.
The service was provided to the Islanders every Tuesday and Friday, except for emergencies.