• Chronicle on aviation safety : Do you know the minimum manoeuvring speed of your aircraft?
  • Member discount on Globalstar, Irridium and Garmin equipment
  • Recency Training, the Fall Program
  • Lachute Airport marks 100 years of existence.
  • Open house, Trois-rivières Airport, October 26
  • Aeroparc Project at Therford Mines Airport
  • NOTAM - a reminder of the new format that came into effect on October 10, 2019
  • Obituary: Max Permingeat, member # 965
  • Member Discount - Airmedic
  • 2019 Photo Contest


Do you know the minimum maneuvering speed of your plane?

A large number of fatal accidents are due to a take-off stall, go-around or landing. Why are these pilots so surprised and how can we avoid being surprised? Commercial pilots use the  term minimum  maneuvering speed ; not to be confused with Va, the maximum maneuvering speed that is set in the POH as the maximum speed at which the use of steep controls can be applied.

Commercial pilots use what they call <minimum manoeuvring speed> or minimum maneuver speed  . This is the minimum speed that will allow you to maneuver your aircraft including a turn at 30 ° inclination.

Take the example of a Cessna 172.

  • The stall speed at 2300 lbs load, without flap is 57 mph.
  • The recommended climb speed is 75-85 mph; the stall speed multiplied by 1.3 (74.1 mph).
  • On landing the recommended speed in the POH is 70-80 without flap and  65 full flap. (1.3 * 49 (full stall speed) = 63.7).

These are the speeds we use for take-offs and landings. But what we forget is that these are recommended speeds for normal conditions and in the final with straight wings.

If you add a 30 ° turn, the stall speed increases by 8% and is now 62mph. At 30 ° incline, the speed giving you the safety margin will be 81mph, or 1.3 the stall speed at 30 °.

If you are at 70mph speed in downwind in preparation for your landing and you are about to make a base turn at 30 ° turn the safety margin is very thin, too thin.

And if the pilot realizes that he will not line up in the final and decides to adopt a 45 ° inclination, the stall speed will be 68mph. If the winds are variable with squalls, this 45 ° turn in base at the recommended speed of 75mph could be the last. Every year pilots are surprised.

Here is a short video, courtesy of Flight Chops. It illustrates the concept of minimum maneuvering speed and shows how to apply it in situations such as go-around.

It also shows that it takes only four to six seconds for the stall to occur. So, the slightest hesitation could lead you to dropping out. And recovery from an altitude based stall is almost impossible. It also shows the importance of developing good reflexes. And only practice will allow you to develop good reflexes. When was the last time you performed these emergency maneuvers? What is your minimum speed  of maneuver?

In conclusion, just like the video,  the purpose of this capsule is to initiate your reflection on the subject. We suggest that you continue with an instructor and go out and practice these emergencies with your instructor. It will probably be a hundred dollars well invested.




THE MOST IMPORTANT IN EMERGENCY SITUATION is SURVIVE! ... Then, it's to be FAST FIND! As you know, no matter where you take off, it's about flying 10 to 20 minutes to overcome it to be above inhospitable regions. In Quebec, even if it is successful, a forced landing in the forest can become an extreme survival test for any pilot. The importance of being located quickly will make the difference between life and death.

Redundancy of instruments is a basic principle in aviation. We believe it should be the same for the distress beacon. The ELT 121.5 is making way for the 406 and soon other options will be available but what about redundancy?

Several technologies using satellite networks already exist. These technologies are portable and improve from year to year. Technology now makes it possible to stay in touch via text messaging at very reasonable costs when compared to the costs of using satellite phones.

We invite you to click on the following link to find out more. DISCOUNT

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As part of its core mission to promote aviation safety and under the auspices of the  Laplante-Duggan Fund, Aviateurs.Québec announces its annual training program. The program is multi-faceted and is intended to provide both training that can be used as credit for updating knowledge (CAR 401.05) and training of specific interest such as the use of Foreflight.

Here is the autumn program:

  • Risk management on takeoff and uphill. This training is recognized as meeting the requirements of CAR 401.05 - recency training. It covers the different stages in this first phase of a flight:
    • Pre-flight planning
    • Airplane performance
    • Takeoff rejected / Decision point
    • Winds across
    • Obstacles
    • Engine failure on takeoff
    • Take-off accident case study (TSB report)
  • Winter weather and decion making in unfavorable meteo conditions . This training is recognized as meeting the requirements of CAR 401.05 - recency training.The topics covered are:
    • Fronts (link with winter weather)
    • Pilot decision making
    • Services offered by a NAV CANADA Flight Information Center (FIC)
  • Using Foreflight. This training will lead you to improve your level of comfort in the use of Foreflight. Revamped content to reflect the latest software enhancements by Foreflight

The calendar is the following. To register, click on the session that interests you in the following list:



The Mauricie Pilots Association and Innovation and Development Trois-Rivières invites you to an open house at the Trois-Rivières Airport on October 26 from 10:00 to 17:00.


Economic Development Corporation of Thetford Mines, the  promoter  of an air park at the airport in Thetford Mines, would like you to take 2 minutes of your time to learn about your interest and recruit potential participants for a discussion group (Focus group) concerning an aeroparc project.

This follows a survey conducted in the spring of 2019, which you may have already participated in. 

A $ 70 renumeration is offered to each participant in the focus group.

This study, conducted in collaboration with Aviateurs.Quebec, has been entrusted to the firm Expérience Stratégique LC by the Economic Development Corporation of Thetford Mines. Please answer the following 3 questions, if you are interested in this project by clicking on the following link:


For any other question about this approach or survey, please contact luc.caron@experiencelc.com .

We thank you very much for your valuable collaboration!


As of 10 October 2019, the format of national NOTAMs will change to the format of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

The adoption of the ICAO NOTAM format, already used by most countries, will ensure compliance with international standards and avoid pilots on international routes having to know more than one NOTAM format. It will also pave the way for more advanced filtering functions, reducing NOTAM congestion by helping pilots access only relevant NOTAMs for their flight. One of the main differences between the ICAO NOTAM format and the previous approach is that NOTAMs will now be based on geographic coordinates rather than NOTAM files.

The geographically marked NOTAMs are now accessible from the Collaborative Flight Planning Services (CFPS) site, a weather and NOTAM recovery and flight planning platform.

The CFPS site now integrates meteorological products such as METARs and TAFs, in addition to NOTAMs, into a new tab called Weather . The CFPS site is designed to facilitate the recall of meteorological products so that METARs, TAFs and NOTAMs can be recalled in one query. The Weather tab will be accessible without a CFPS account identifier, but you will need an identifier to use other functions such as pre-defined NOTAM queries, as well as to file flight plans online.

As of October 10, 2019, NOTAMs will only be available in the CFPS system and this feature will be removed from the Aviation Weather Web Site (AWWS).

Visit Nav Canada's website  to learn more about this change. 

Contributed by Lyne Moreau,  NAV CANADA,  General Manager, Montreal FIR


PERMINGEAT Max 1945 - 2019

At the CISSS des Laurentides of Rivière-Rouge, passed away on October 7, 2019 at the age of 74, Mr. Max Permingeat son of the late Jean Permingeat and the late Georgette Huet, spouse of Raymonde Taillefer.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters Caroline, Sandy and Alexandra, as well as their spouses and children. Mr. Permingeat also leaves his brother Guy and his sisters Janine and Catherine, his nephews and nieces as well as several other relatives and friends.

A recollection in the presence of ashes will take place at the Brunet Co-operative Funeral at 473 Annunciation Street South in Rivière-Rouge , Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 14 to 17 h.

In memory of Mr. Permingeat and in sympathy, the family offers to donate to the Rivière-Rouge Hospital Foundation.


Source: Brunet Funeral Cooperative 


Airmedic is offering a 20% discount to Aviateurs.Québec members.

Contact 1-866-673-3838, ext 2 and mention the code AVQC-2019 

For a complete list of discounts available to these airports, visit our website.

CALENDAR  (click HERE to access our online calendar )




Congratulations to Patrick Vergobbi  for the winning photo of August.

Patrick  wins one of the following awards, cap or polo or $ 10 gift certificate. Gift certificates can be cumulated over the year.

In order to allow everyone to have the chance to win during the year, the same person can not be declared winner of the month more than four (4) times in the year. Monthly and annual gift certificates can be accumulated for a maximum of $ 105

The 2019 contest continues!

It's time to vote for the August round!

To vote for your favorite (s) by going  HERE  and by clicking on Like for the photo (s) you prefer.

If you are not a Facebook member, you can see the pictures (without voting) HERE

For those who want to participate in the October round , send your photos to photos@aviateurs.quebec before  October 31  at 22H00

We are currently accepting photos (related to aviation, read the regulations) for the June round.

Prizes for the contest

Grand annual winner: $ 75 gift certificate plus
2nd and 3rd annual trophy : $ 25 gift certificate plus trophy
Monthly winners: Cap or polo or gift certificate $ 10

Gift certificates can be cumulated over the year. In order to allow everyone to have the chance to win during the year, the same person can not be declared winner of the month more than four (4) times in the year. Monthly and annual gift certificates can be accumulated for a maximum of $ 105

For a monthly round to be held, you must have received at least five photos, from at least three different photographers (new in 2018). Otherwise, the photos received are entered in the next month's round. The total number of photos in the final remains at 20.

Winning photos of the month and photos with the most "likes" during the year (up to a total of 20) will be judged later to determine the three winning photos.

You can vote for any of your favorite photos throughout the year 2019. The winning photos of 2019 will be determined by an external juror during the month of January 2020 (see rules) and unveiled at the Annual General Meeting ( AGA) 2020.

To participate

Any photo submitted must be accompanied by the following information:

  • Name and name of the member submitting the photo
  • Membership number (in good standing)
  • Name and name of the person who took the picture (ATTENTION) if this person is not the member transmitting the photo, you certify by submitting the photo that the author is aware and agree to participate in the contest.)
  • The member must also certify that the photographer is not a professional photographer (the photograph does not earn more than 50% of his annual income)
  • Title of the photo
  • Location of the photo
  • The photographer authorizes the contest coordinator to crop my photo, if possible, in case the horizon is visibly crooked.

The "usual" corrections made in post-processing (slight color correction, cropping, straightening, light filtering to increase the sharpness ...) are accepted. Excessive manipulation may be refused by the contest administrator who will then ask for the photo to be re-submitted after "normalization" of the editing parameters.

The photographer authorizes Aviateurs.Québec to use the photos submitted as part of the contest for his publications (Aviateur and L'Aviateur Express magazines, website, Facebook page, Flickr album and other official publications of Aviateurs.Québec) . This partial assignment of rights implies that the photographer remains fully the owner of the rights in the transmitted photos and that they may be used by the author at any time for publication, broadcast or otherwise in any other media or platform. of diffusion.

The photographer must transmit his files in high resolution. Photos smaller than 1024 pixels wide (landscape format) or tall (portrait format) will not be accepted.

Please note: We had to refuse photos in the past, often transmitted by iPhone, in format too small. Please, make sure that you take and transmit your photos in high resolution format.

Important note: all members in good standing of Aviateurs.Québec (registered or not on Facebook) can enter the contest.

Contest rules can be viewed HERE  

Contribution by Jean-Pierre Bonin


Our Facebook page is informative about general aviation topics and in particular about what might be of interest to our members and those who are waiting to become so.

This is also the place where Jean-Pierre Bonin, our loyal collaborator, places the photos submitted as part of the Photo Contest.

We invite you to visit it and why not not register.



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