AVIATOR EXPRESS # 796 - MAY 3, 2019


  • Lobster dinner
  • Partnership Agreement with Airmedic
  • A Canadian seaplane in Martinique
  • General Aviation Safety Campaign
  • Neuville Airport, noise mitigation measures
  • Parachuting operations, Joliette region
  • Petrol discounts available to our members
  • Photo contest 2019


A special invitation is sent to all pilots, friends of pilots from Montérégie, Center of Quebec and Estrie to join us for our annual meeting of the lobster dinner.

This year, we will meet on May 25 at the La Madeleine Golf Club near Saint-Hyacinthe, less than 1.5 km from exit 120 of the A-20.

This dinner will also be an opportunity for all to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the APBQ and those who helped make it an association that has become Aviateurs.Québec, the largest French-speaking group of pilots in the Americas.

For the third year we will have our silent auction on the internet and a shout auction which will be hosted by the friendly Gaston Lepage.

Ticket prices are currently $ 85 each or $ 800 for a table of 10.

Starting May 6, prices will be $ 100 each or $ 950 for a table of 10.

To buy / reserve your tickets, click on the following link Lobster Dinner


What is Airmedic?  

Airmedic offers aeromedical assistance and transportation services throughout Quebec. With more than 3,000 missions since 2012, it provides peace of mind for all its members thanks to its fleet of dedicated medical aircraft, its 24/7 emergency center and its 150 specialized employees. (nurses, paramedics, paramedics, respiratory therapists, doctors and pilots).

We are pleased to announce the signing of an agreement with Airmedic. Our members will now benefit from a 20% discount on a membership to Airmedic. This agreement will allow you to have peace of mind during your future excursions.

Watch the experience of Jacques Caron, a bush pilot, who had suffered a serious laceration in his leg while at his fishing camp. Today, he is very happy and especially grateful to have benefited from the medical assistance of Airmedic.

It is important to mention the AVQC-2019 code when calling Customer Service at 1-866-673-3838 ext. 2 .

The following table provides details on this benefits program.

Note that the AVQC-2019 promotion is not combinable or combinable with another Airmedic offer.


On April 25th, one of our members, Alain Priem d'Hydravion Aventure landed at Martinique in a Cessna 206. It was the conclusion of a long convoy for Alain. For the SAS Caribbean Hydravion team, it was the beginning of a new adventure that will bring a Cessna 2016 tourist flight service to this Caribbean region.

Click on the picture on the left for a photo and video report.

You will see among others the photo of Gilles Lapierre welcoming Alain Priem at the pier. Coincidentally, Gilles Lapierre - our outgoing president, was on a trip to Martinique and was able to welcome Martinique to his friend Alain.


The general aviation safety campaign is in full swing in Quebec. 

On the weekend of April 27 and 28, 96 pilots participated  in the presentation of Module 1 of the General Safety Campaign . It was happening in Saint-Honoré, Mont-Tremblant and Lac-à-la-Tortue. On the photo, participants at the training at the airport of Sa Int-Honore.

These presentations, offered by Aviateurs.Québec in collaboration with Transport Canada and COPA, qualify for the purpose of updating knowledge (CAR 421.05).

The evaluations received following the presentation of these courses are very positive. The participating pilots especially appreciated the collaborative form that the presentation generates. 

Aviateurs.Québec will advise you of upcoming training. In the meantime, we invite you to visit the Transport Canada site on the General Aviation Safety Campaign for more information. Click here to visit this site.


Noise mitigation measures are in effect at Neuville Airport.

We invite you to consult the document posted by Aéroclub de Neuville by clicking on the image on the left.


For several years, we have observed over the Joliette region an increase in air traffic on floats, on wheels and under rotor. Until then, no problem, since we are not in a restricted area (CYR) but consultative (CYA).

There are two advisory areas that we want to bring to your attention:

CYA 632 - aerodrome of Lourdes-de-Joliette

CYA 645 - aerodrome of Saint-Esprit

A CYA is defined by:

An airspace within which an activity is to be conducted for which non-participating aircraft pilots should be informed, for reasons of air safety, including training, skydiving, free flight and military operations. There are no special restrictions on the use of advisory airspace. However, VFR aircraft are encouraged to avoid flying in advisory airspace unless they participate in the activity that takes place there. ( AIM RAC 2.8.6 )

In 2017, we documented 10 potentially dangerous events, commonly known as "pass-close". During these events, the aircraft were close enough to potentially cause injury or death to parachutists in free fall or under cover. Of these 10 events, 4 involved helicopters, 4 fleet aircraft and 2 wheeled aircraft. In all cases, the aircraft were on a private pleasure flight.

For your safety and those of these paratroopers, consult the NOTAMs and the CFS during your flight planning.


A reminder that our members benefit from gasoline discounts at many airports in Quebec.

For a list of these airports, visit our website.



Congratulations to Jessie-Ann Drouin Drolet for the winning photo of March, photo submitted by Dave Picard!

Jessie-Ann is awarded one of the following prizes, $ 10 cap or T-shirt or gift certificate.

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!

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

Send your photos to photos@aviateurs.quebec before April 30th at 10pm.

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

As of March, you will be able to vote for any of your favorite photos throughout the year 2019.

To vote, you go to this  link Facebook  , and then you click on the photo (or photos) of your choice!

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

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 T-shirt 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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