AVIATEUR EXPRESS # 794 - APRIL 3rd, 2019


  • Information on the annual general meeting April 13 in Trois-Rivières
  • Launch of the accompanying flight program
  • The Journal of the APPH Saint-Jean
  • Your first solo entitles you to a free one-year membership to Aviateurs.Québec
  • Lobster Dinner, May 25, 2019 at the La Madeleine Golf Club
  • Fuel discounts available to our members



April 13, 2019 at 9am

University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières,

Albert Tessier Hall, Room 1200

3351 Boulevard des Forges, Trois-Rivieres, QC G8Z 4M3

A reminder that our annual general meeting will be held on April 13, 2019 on the campus of the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières.

We prepare you a busy day. First we start with the annual general meeting which will inform you about the composition of your board of directors, the financial situation of the association, a review of the year 2018 and our plans for 2019. In this overview of activities from 2019:

  • We will reveal the details on: our new insurance program.
  • The flight companion program will be officially launched.
  • You will be informed about the enhanced training and knowledge update program and the cooperation with COPA in the deployment of the general aviation aviation safety campaign in Quebec.

We will also have a distinguished guest in the person of Mr. Francis Mercier, Program Manager, General Standards of Flight, Transport Canada. Mr. Mercier, a veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force as a CF-18 pilot, will be able to discuss the pilot's situational awareness challenges - a vital survival element for a fighter pilot who also finds his counterpart in general aviation. His presentation will also mark the official launch of the general aviation aviation safety campaign in Quebec.

In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to participate in a knowledge update session (CAR 421.05) that will focus on the Aviation Safety Seminar for General Aviation as prepared and made available by Transport Canada. If you want to know more about this program, we invite you to visit the Transport Canada website HERE

A copy of the agenda, the General By-Laws and the proposed amendments are available at the following link DOCUMENTS AGA 2019

The doors will open at 08:00. Coffee, tea, pastries, fruit will be available for early risers.

For those who would like to fly to Trois-Rivières Airport (CYRQ), a shuttle service will be available with a departure at 08:30 towards UQTR. Here are some pictures to help you navigate the UQTR website.

To register, click on the following link: REGISTRATION .

Your registration will also provide you with a lunch as well as coffee breaks that we will have during the day. Our caterer needs to know the number of guests for lunch. Help us serve you by registering by April 8th.

Here are some pictures to help you navigate the UQTR website.


If you plan to fly to Trois-Rivières to attend the April 13th Annual General Meeting, we would like to know this in order to plan the shuttle service. 

We understand that the vagaries of the weather could upset your intentions. We will confirm next week, but in the meantime we ask you to contribute to our mini-survey.

Avez-vous l'intention de venir en avion à CYRQ pour assister à l'assemblée générale annuelle?

Oui   Non  

Combien serez-vous ?

1   2   3   4  


Our coaching program: an opportunity to encourage the next generation, offer coaching and experience the pleasure of flying

Do you often fly alone? So why not give your empty seat to a young pilot who can have an additional experience with his training or another experienced pilot?

It is important to ensure succession and this program aims to make itself known to young people. Plus, do you feel out of your comfort zone for certain types of flights? You have never flown to the United States, you are never going to Toronto; it's been a long time since you've been flying in a remote area; so why not ask for an accompaniment using this app? Or simply for the pleasure of being accompanied or for the pleasure of flying on other types of aircraft than yours.

The majority of pilots fly alone so why not share your empty seat.

In addition, this application will allow pilots to make an appointment for small impromptu meetings. For example, a nice Saturday morning you decide to go to lunch at an airport, you only have to use this application to make an appointment with other interested drivers. The beauty of Facebook is that it is a means of instant communication ... if you have subscribed to the alerts, of course.

The modalities of the program are very simple:

  • You join the Facebook group since it is a private group reserved for those who want to drive.
  • You sign up for alerts to automatically notify you of offers and requests.
  • When you want to offer a seat, just add an event
  • The pilot-in-command must have a valid Transport Canada license, his airplane complies with the regulations (certificate of airworthiness, insurance) and the flight is made in accordance with section 401.28 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations.

This program is not intended to be a substitute for any authorized flight instruction program

To offer a seat or request a flight opportunity, visit our Facebook page 


The latest edition of the APPH Saint John Journal is available online HERE .

A monthly newsletter packed with information that is well researched and of interest to any pilot. We recommend reading.


Your first solo earns you a free membership for one year at Aviateurs.Québec. 

You will enjoy all the benefits of this membership: gasoline discount, access to the reserved area of ​​our website, our insurance program, free training and more.

Consult our website for more information or contact us at 514-255-9998 / 1-877-317-2727

Photo: ALM by plane


True to its tradition, Aviateurs.Québec invites you to its annual lobster dinner. This year, we are moving to the south shore of Sainte-Madeleine at La Madeleine Golf Club .

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.

Tickets for dinner are on sale on our site  for $ 85 / person. You can also book a table for $ 800.

Hurry up, tickets go fast and these introductory prices will not last.


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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