AVIATEUR EXPRESS # 856 - August 18, 2021


  • Safety capsule:  CYA (P) zone - best to stay away
  • TSB report A21Q0007: Loss of control and collision with terrain at Lake Barron, near Gore (Quebec), in March 2021
  • Ciel en fête at Saint-Jean (CYJN)
  • Great success at the RVA du Lac à Paul 
  • NDB and VOR beacons decommissioned: August 12, 2021
  • A new RVA has been added to our calendar  : September 25, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield (CSD3)
  • AéroVenture Casey, September 3-6, 2021
  • Temporary closure - Mont-Laurier airport (CSD3 ), August 23 for 6 weeks
  • Your virtual library.
  • Photo competition 2020-21

Safety capsule: CYA (P) zone -  best to stay away

The Aeronautical Information Manual defines a CYA as advisory airspace. Airspace may be classified as Class F advisory airspace if it is airspace within which an activity occurs that, for flight safety purposes, non-participating pilots should be aware of, such as training, parachuting, hang gliding, military operations, etc. There are no specific restrictions that apply to the use of advisory airspace. VFR aircraft are, however, encouraged to avoid flight in advisory airspace unless participating in the activity taking place therein. If necessary, pilots of non-participating flights may enter advisory areas at their own discretion; however, due to the nature of the aerial activity, extra vigilance is recommended. Pilots of participating aircraft, as well as pilots flying through the area, are equally responsible for collision avoidance.

The skydiving season is in full swing in the airspace most crowded with canopy jumpers and paradrop planes, that is to say Lanaudière, where the CYA (P) s are very active. The probability that there will be an incident is the greatest, hence the importance of being the most vigilant and better, stay away.

Pavel Aris Flyga Aviation  recounts such an incident: Sunday, August 8, one of our planes flew within advisory airspace, specifically the CYA 633 (P). In itself this is not illegal, but the fact remains that this involves serious risks and can endanger airspace users, or have significant impacts on operations.

In collaboration with the chief pilot of a parachuting school, Flyga Aviation et Aviateurs.Québec, we will be holding an information session during the month of September (date to be confirmed - monitor our calendar ).

The objective of this session will be to make you aware of the risks and dangers associated with non-compliance with the air regulations surrounding advisory airspace and to equip you for planning your flights.

TSB report A21Q0007: Loss of control and collision with terrain at Lake Barron, near Gore (Quebec), in March 2021

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report (A21Q0007) into the collision of an amateur-built Wag-A-Bond aircraft with the frozen surface of Lake Barron on March 3, 2021 near of Gore (Quebec).

The TSB conducted a limited scope investigation into this occurrence to gather facts and promote transportation safety through increased awareness of potential safety issues.

The safety message given by the  TSB in this report: In this occurrence, having the flaps at their maximum setting (40°) limited acceleration during the initial climb. When flying at a slow speed, especially during the initial climb after takeoff, pilots must watch for any warning signs that a stall is imminent and exercise caution in handling flight controls to avoid a stall and an incipient spin, and potentially impact with the ground.

For a copy of report A21Q0007, click HERE

Ciel en fête at CYJN
Text and photos Jean-Pierre Bonin

I have become a subscriber to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu… first the BBQ of the 99s in mid-July, the RVA last week and last Saturday the “Tailgate Budweiser” signed Volaria Aerial festival and flight of hot air balloons, in the Ciel en fête framework of the 2021 Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu International Balloon Festival.

Sanitary measures oblige, it is in drive-in formula (tailgate) that a beautiful double took place with free entry for the spectators: air show and flight of hot air balloons. In a small format, but muscular in terms of performance, visitors were able to see the acrobatic maneuvers of several civilian pilots: Martin Hivon (Yak-55M), Brent Handy and Todd Farrell (Pitts S-2B), Trevor Rafferty (Javelin) , Dave Hadfield (“Roseland” Spitfire IX) as well as Antwan (Frigo) Danial and Krisztian (Puma) Kismarczi (Aero Vodochody L-29 Delfin).

A “surprise” passage of a Royal Canadian Air Force Hercules and an Off We Go Boeing 737-400 (OWG) completed the whole thing.

I also highlight the volunteer work of several members of the APPH-YJN, at work in the field for a second consecutive weekend. Note also the presence on the ground among the crowd of Pierre Leduc and his Fly Baby as well as Richard Legault and Gilles Paradis with their 7/8 replica of the Nieuport 12. Many children happy to sit in a plane and very generous pilots of their presence.

It was nice to see Jean-François Sills again as the friendly Air Boss and some of the Vintage Wings of Canada team members responsible for the air show portion as well as the people from the Hot Air Balloon Festival.

A special thank you to Maude Paquette, Managing Director of Volaria for the confidence she had in entrusting me with this mandate as photographer of the event.

Two photo albums are available:

Air show 

The human aspect 

Great success at the RVA du Lac à Paul

About 30 aircraft visits for the weekend, despite the  marginal weather on Saturday. Visitors were treated to a warm welcome from the owners of the chalet, Fred and Rock Vandal, Mirka and Guillaume Gobeil. The participation of Jean-Paul Lapointe and Stéphane Bélanger, Marie-Ève Laberge, Rosalie and François-Xavier Tremblay greatly helped the realization of the event. We also had a good shelter to protect us from the violent thunderstorms on Saturday at the end of the day.

Thanks to visitors.

Jacques Laberge
Association of Saguenay Lac Saint-Jean Pilots

NDB and VOR beacons decommissioned: August 12, 2021

On August 12, Nav Canada was in Phase 6 of 12 in its NAVAID Modernization Program . The objective of the NAVAID Modernization Program (NMP) is to define a network of ground-based navigation aids to supplement a fully-implemented, satellite-based ANS, through the largest navigation realignment undertaken in Canada to date.

This program has been undertaken using a phased approach to ensure that it is carried out in the safest and most efficient manner possible. The navigation beacons  that were decommissioned on August 12 in the CZUL flight information region are given in  the list below:

  • Aupaluk (YLA) - NDB
  • Beauce (VLV) - VOR
  • Charlevoix (ML) - NDB
  • Inukjuak (YPH) - NDB
  • Kangiqsujjuaq (YKG) - NDB
  • La Tuque (YLQ) - NDB
  • Lourdes-de-Joliette (UFX) - VOR
  • Matagami (NM) - NDB
  • Montreal (UL) - NDB
  • Montreal / Mirabel (YMX) - VOR
  • Nakina (QN) - NDB
  • Ottawa (YRR) - NDB
  • Quebec (OR) - NDB
  • Rimouski (YXK) - NDB
  • Umiujaq (YMU) - NDB

For more information on the NAVAID modernization program, click HERE

AéroVenture Casey 2021, September 3 to 6, 2021
A taste of the installations at Casey
Text by P. Vergobbi
Video by L. Santerre

What does the annual AeroVenture Casey event have in store for us in 2021? This is the first time in nine years that an official organizing committee has set itself the goal of creating an Oshkosh-style Nordic event. The Base Camp is the official host of AeroVenture Casey 2021.

The runway is lost in the middle of the forest surrounded by lush greenery near which the attractive Rivière Ruban flows quietly, on which you can land by seaplane. The Base Camp is open year round. The runway is not maintained in winter, but it is passable for equipment operating on skis.

Besides wing camping what is there to do or see in Casey? The site is rich in military remains from the time of the Cold War, covered by vegetation for more than seven decades, they are still visible at ground level including the base of the control tower and its basement.

Underground water tanks, which have never been used, and intended to supply the base buildings which can be visited by descending through a chimney by means of metal rungs fixed in the concrete wall and more. The foundations of the garage, buildings to house military personnel, the ammunition warehouse, etc.

The Base Camp offers its customers activities for everyone and families:

  • A playground for children
  • An archery stand, hiking, blueberry picking, pocket games, fireworks, biking and more….
  • Activities on the Ruban River: swimming in the river which flows peacefully at the foot of the sandy camping area and the domes, fishing, kayaking, canoeing.
  • Also, clinics, presentations, kiosks, aircraft exhibition.

What do you find on the tarmac? Facilities such as:

  • A large building reserved for reception houses a general store, a shop for essential items and souvenirs.
  • A platform rests on the roof of the reception building, it houses a weather station, air communications with the possibility of closing flight plans. A telescope is made available to lovers of night observation of the pure sky overlooking Casey without any light pollution.
  • A sanitary installation.
  • Six domes (yourt type) can each accommodate two adults and two children. The domes are insulated for four seasons and are equipped with a wood stove ($). A tent (prospector type) that can accommodate 6 people ($).
  • A community pavilion is erected near the children's play park, it serves as a shelter in case of bad weather, and includes a kitchen, a restaurant, picnic tables and upstairs bedrooms ($).

You are expected for a ninth edition of AéroVenture 2021 from September 3 to 5, where many surprises await you.

To learn more about AeroVenture Casey 2021, click HERE

A new  RVA has been  added  to our calendar : September 25, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield 

Consult our calendar for other RVAs offered in August and September

Temporary closure - Mont-Laurier airport (CSD4)
August 23 for approximately 6 weeks

We learned that the Mont-Laurier airport was going to be closed on August 23 for approximately 6 weeks.

This prolonged closure is believed to be due to major works on certain airport infrastructures (lighting, PAPI).

Watch for the publication of a NOTAM on this subject.


For more information, click on the image.

Your virtual library

Aviator Photo Contest. Quebec 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 submit a photo or two for the August 2021 round! We currently accept photos (aviation related, read regulations

Send your photos to photos@aviateurs.quebec before August 31 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.