AVIATEUR EXPRESS # 857 - September 1st, 2021


  • Safety capsule:  Prepare to survive 48 hours
  • TSB Report A18O0150 : Mid-air Collision
  • Zara Rutherford makes a stop in Montreal on her way to become the youngest female pilot to tour the world solo.
  • Melissa Haney takes off for her first flight aboard an Air Inuit Boeing 737 as the PIC. 
  • Vol d'un survivant; September 18, 2021
  • News from the Mont-Laurier Airport 
  • Temporary closure of Maniwaki airport: September 4 and 5, 2021
  • Two events are added to our calendar  :  
    • September 11 - RVA Stanstead / Weller (CTQ2)
    • September 11 - 5 to 7 Saint-Jean Chrysostome Aerodrome (CSG5) 
  • Blasting operations, Saint-Michel-des-Saints sector
  • Your virtual library.
  • Photo competition 2020-21

Safety capsule: Preparing to survive 48 hours
Text by Gilles Jean, photo: Canadian Forces

Do you have what it takes to survive 48 hours if an accident were to happen to you? Do you think this is only necessary for very remote areas? You may remember the many not so distant cases where it took several days, even weeks, to find lost planes in nearby regions such as the Eastern Townships and the Laurentians. We must not take for granted that we will be found quickly. We should all have a survival kit on board. We all have a first aid kit, but a survival kit is also essential and quite different.

The obligation to have a survival kit is in fact a law. Indeed, section 601.61 of the CARs stipulates that a survival kit is mandatory and what it should be able to accomplish: Survival equipment - Flights above the surface of the earth

CAR 602.61 No person shall operate an aircraft over land unless there is carried on board survival equipment, sufficient for the survival on the ground of each person on board, given the geographical area, the season of the year and anticipated seasonal climatic variations, that provides the means for

(a) starting a fire
(b) providing shelter
(c) providing or purifying water and

(d) visually signalling distress.

his requirement does not apply if you are flying a balloon, glider, hang glider, gyroplane or ultralight or if you are flying 25 nautical miles or less from the departure aerodrome.

The worst enemies of survival are: heat and cold; the thirst; hunger; injuries and pain; fatigue and fear and anxiety. Do you know the rule of 3 in survival? Well here it is :

  • 3 hours to make shelter
  • 3 days without water
  • 3 weeks without food.

Personally, I would add one: 3 minutes without insect protection! This rule dictates the priorities and already guides you on what your survival kit should contain.

Transport Canada does not stipulate a specific list of survival kits, since these kits differ according to the seasons. You will find on the internet several kit options and good videos on the subject. A good practice to follow is to take it for granted that all that you are sure to find in the event of an accident is what you wear on your person. Indeed, you may not have the luxury of being able to search the luggage compartment for the items you will need to survive. So make sure you have at least enough to make a fire, a knife, a mosquito net, your phone and other items that you deem essential.

Have a good flight.

TSB Report A18O0150: Mid-air Collision

With the increasing number of fly-ins, we are publishing this TSB report which deals with one of the major risks during a fly-in: mid-air collision. 

On November 4, 2018, at approximately 10:10 a.m. EST, two aircraft collided near the Carp Airport, located west of Ottawa, Ontario. These are a Cessna 150, whose pilot was fatally injured, and a Piper PA-42 (Cheyenne III), with two people on board which was damaged but was able to make it to the Ottawa Macdonald – Cartier International Airport, where he landed around 10:30 am EST with his two passengers unharmed.

For a copy of report A18O0150, click HERE

Zara Rutherford makes a stop in Montreal on her way to become the youngest female pilot to tour the world solo.
Text and photos Jean-Pierre Bonin

Zara Rutherford, a 19-year-old British-Belgian girl is currently on her way to South America on a solo round-the-world journey aboard an ultra-light aircraft of the advanced type, a Shark Aero 080 in composite material.

As soon as she learned of the project, Sandrine Gressard, founder of “Girls Go Fly” and “Flyée” and treasurer of the Montreal chapter of the 99s, contacted Zara to be its organizer during her stay in Montreal. A remarkably successful orchestration job!

Let us underline the enthusiastic participation of the National Aerotechnical School (ÉNA) for the reception in Saint-Hubert. LUX FBO supplied the ground crew and performed a moving water salute while dignitaries and sponsors were subsequently invited to a meal served at HUB FBO.

The event was covered by several media, both French and English, providing a great showcase for Zara Rutherford's goals.

Its main goal is to encourage girls and young women to pursue their dreams. She wants to close the gender gap in aviation as well as science, technology, engineering and math. She hopes her adventure and the media coverage that will follow it will inspire girls to see her, and other women in aviation, as role models and encouragement for them in their future careers.

Learn more about Zara is her project,  https://flyzolo.com/

See photos of his reception at ÉNA by clicking HERE

Read Pierre Gillard's report on his blog

A new page in the history of aviation in Quebec: Melissa Haney takes off for her first flight aboard an Air Inuit Boeing 737.
Text and photos by Jean-Pierre Bonin

On Wednesday, September 1, Melissa Haney, the first Inuk (Inuit) woman to be a Dash-8 captain with Air Inuit, wrote a new page of history by taking off as captain of a Boeing 737-200 Air Inuit for a commercial flight from Montreal (CYUL) to La Grande (CYGL) then to Puvirnituq (CYPX) and back.

Our sincere congratulations on this special occasion.

See also an article published by TVA Nouvelles  HERE

Survivor theft: Lac Saint-Augustin, September 18, 2021

Aviateurs.Québec is proud to be associated with the "Flight from one survivor to another" event .  This event was created in 2011 by Hugo Desrochers. The purpose of this event is to raise funds for the benefit of young children of the CHU de Québec who are fighting against cancer. Hugo Desrochers is an airline pilot for Air Canada and himself battled leukemia at the age of 29.

In the form of a day of seaplane flights departing from Lake Saint-Augustin, the event allows about twenty children to fly over beautiful Quebec City under the fall colors, thus allowing them to forget, the space of a few moments, the disease and the treatments.

Since 2018, the event has partnered with the Charles-Bruneau Foundation, an organization whose mission is to provide all children with cancer the best chances of recovery by funding research and supporting the development of projects dedicated to cancer. pediatric hemato-oncology.

You are invited to make a donation by clicking HERE

Mont-Laurier Airport: news on asphalt paving work

Asphalt work is progressing well at Mont-Laurier airport (CSD4). This work began on August 23 and is expected to last until early October.

The NOTAM currently in force:




Temporary closure of Maniwaki airport: September 4 and 5, 2021

Please note that Maniwaki airport will be closed on September 4 and 5 to allow car races to be held. Consult the NOTAMs before going there.

New events are added to our calendar  :

September 11, RVA Stanstead / Weller (CTQ2)

There will be a Fly-in again this year on September 11 at CTQ2 with its famous Beefalo Burger and its corn.

Like every year, there will be corn, salad and Beefalo burger for $ 20, all from an organic farm.

For more information:  ctq2.org


September 11, 5 to 7 Aerodrome de Saint-Jean Chrysostome (CSG5)

On September 11, we are organizing our first Happy Hour at St-Jean-Chrysostome airport. We want to get to know you, discuss upcoming projects, know your expectations regarding the Aéroclub de Lévis, your ideas! In short, an evening not to be missed and to be put on your calendar! Drinks are free for Happy Hour!

Hope to meet you !

Aéroclub de Lévis

Our calendar  - September 2021

  • Cancellation:  September 25 - RVA Aérodrome de Salaberry-de-Valleyfield (CSD3)

Consult our calendar for other events offered in September

Blasting operations, Saint-Michel-des-Saints sector

As part of work to develop access roads in the Saint-Michel-des-Saints sector, blasting operations have started. A protection zone around the central point of the works has been established (1000 m in diameter, 1500 m in height). Two zones were thus created. To consult them, click HERE

Blasting work in these areas will take place until September 30, 2021 between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

For any questions, do not hesitate to contact Mr. Ian Grandmont at the coordinates below.

Ian Grandmont /// Vice-President
Web: www.pgpdynamitage.ca
Office: (819) -345-2510

Your virtual library

Aviateur. Québec Photo Contest 2021

Congratulations to Marc-André L'Espérance, winner of the July round of the Aviateurs.Québec photo contest! Marc-André wins a cap or a polo shirt in the colors of Aviateurs.Québec.

The 2021 competition continues!

Now is the time to vote for the August round of the 2021 contest!

You have until 10:00 p.m. Monday, September 13, 2021 to vote by clicking on the photo (or photos) of your choice HERE

The winner will receive one of the following prizes: cap or polo shirt

In order to allow everyone to have the chance to win during the year, the same person cannot be declared winner of the month more than four (4) times during the year.

You also have until the same date to vote for any other photo of your choice!

The winning photos of the month and the photos having had the most "likes" during the year (up to a maximum of 20 in total and coming from "active" members [membership in good standing]) will be judged subsequently for determine the three winning photos. (See text below)

Now is the time to submit a photo or two for September!

We currently accept photos (aviation related, read regulations

Send your photos to photos@aviateurs.quebec before September 30 at 10 p.m. 

You can still vote for any of your favorite photos from the year 2021 by clicking “Like or love” before January 11, 2022 by going to our  Facebook page

The price structure:

Grand annual winner: gift certificate $ 75 plus trophy
2nd and 3rd annual: gift certificate $ 25 plus trophy
Monthly winners: Cap or Polo

In order to allow everyone to have the chance to win during the year, the same person cannot be declared winner of the month more than four (4) times during the year.

The winning photos for each month plus the photos with the most votes during the year, up to a total of 20, will be finalists.

For a monthly round to be held, you must have received at least five photos, from at least three different photographers. Otherwise, the photos received are entered in the following month's round. 

The complete contest rules can be viewed HERE



"Bring together and represent the aviators of Quebec in order to promote general aviation and flight safety, to promote accessibility and protect the right to it, to facilitate exchanges between members and provide access to resources assistance, training and information. "


CP 89022, CSP Malec, Montreal, QcH9C 2Z3

1-514-255-9998 / 1-877-317-2727 / info@aviateurs.quebec


Monday to Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.