AVIATEUR EXPRESS # 854 - July 21, 2021


  • Safety capsule: Performance data of your POH on take-off: reliable?
  • Magazine Aviation celebrates its 25th anniversary
  • Traffic information service: a service of Nav Canada
  • Class F airspace
  • An addition to the Documentation Center: the magazine Aviation
  • Aérocamping: a new aerodrome is added to the list
  • A journey out of the ordinary
  • News from one of our corporate members: Cargair
  • Events - August 2021
  • Your virtual library.
  • Photo competition 2020-21.

Safety capsule: Performance data of your POH on take-off: reliable?

Loss of control in flight (LOC-I) is one of the biggest killers of general aviation. Loss of control in flight can happen in any phase of flight, but it is particularly fatal on takeoff. Loss of control can be caused by an engine failure or equipment failure, but often it is due to the inability to clear an obstacle during take-off. With hot and humid weather, it is important to properly calculate the required take-off distance including the distance required to fly over an obstacle. Your POH and tools like Foreflight contain performance data to calculate the required distances. But should you trust this data?

The ASI (Air Safety Institute) has carried out tests to answer this question. They compare the actual required distances for landing and take-off with the distances calculated from the available data (POH and Foreflight) for a Cesna 182 and a Beachcraft Bonanza. For both airplanes, the take-off distance was measured 30% greater than the calculated distance. The POH data is therefore very optimistic.

Several factors other than temperature and density altitude affect the distance required to take off and clear an obstacle. Other factors such as the slope of the runway, the quality of the surface and the strength and direction of the winds will also have an effect. You must take this into account in your calculations. Your technique is the most important and the most difficult to estimate of all these factors. Do your own tests to really identify the distances required for your aircraft with you as the pilot under different conditions. Take the time to evaluate the results so that you can maintain a good margin of safety.

It is recommended to do your calculations taking into account all the information you have (pressure, temperature, slope, weight, etc.) and add 50% to the POH data. Better to have too much than a little too little! It is also recommended to use the 50:70 rule. If you have not reached 70% of your required rotational speed when you have traveled 50% of the runway length you should abort the take-off. Always have a clear go-no-go point established before you go on the throttle and stick to it.

Have a good flight.

Contributed by Gilles Jean
Video: Flight Chops

Magazine Aviation celebrates its 25th anniversary

Aviateurs.Québec congratulates Pierre Harvey and SM Media on their 25 years of publishing. On this occasion, SM Media published a special edition .

With its 208 pages, this edition is intended as a real reference for knowing everything about who is who in the field of aviation in Quebec, the services they offer and their contribution to the advancement of aviation in Quebec .

You are not a member of Aviateurs.Québec or you have not subscribed to the paper version of Aviation magazine, you can still purchase this special issue for the sum of $ 10 + taxes.

To order a copy, go to our online store

Traffic information service: a service of Nav Canada

NAV Canada will now provide traffic information service * to VFR pilots throughout Class E airspace.

The traffic information service will be offered by controllers provided that:

  1. The pilot asks: "we would like the traffic information on our route",
  2. The ATC equipment allows it (radar range and frequency),
  3. Controller workload and IFR priorities allow this.

Caution: In Class E and G airspace, a VFR pilot remains responsible for avoiding other aircraft operating in the same area, even if he is in communication with ATC.

The terminals (Quebec, Ottawa and Montreal) may terminate radar tracking as soon as a VFR pilot leaves Class C. However, pilots should feel comfortable requesting continuity of the traffic information service if they don't want to proceed to 126.7 right away. Upon receipt of the request, the terminal controller will give the appropriate en route sector frequency.

* In the ATC universe, the term “radar tracking” refers to the service given in terminals and includes a form of separation for VFR flights (resolution). Apart from these, the term “traffic information service” corresponds to the actual service offered by ATC in class E, where no separation is provided for VFRs, and where the information will be given under certain conditions.

Source for the image: https://airspace.canadarasp.com/

Class F airspace

Nav Canada's aeronautical information circular AIC 20/21 of June 17 decreed class F airspace above Quebec penitentiaries, including Trois-Rivières. The VNC map should be amended in the next edition.

For more info: AIP Canada

An addition to the Documentation Center : the magazine Aviation

We have put a library online where members will find past issues of the magazine L'Aviateur.

The task is not finished. We continue to work to digitize and deposit all issues, and this since its very first beginnings when the magazine was published under the name of La Brousse. We will notify you as the library is stocked.

Aerocamping directory :
A new aerodrome is added to the list: Saint-Jean-Port-Joli

Jean-Pierre Bonin announces an update to the Aérocamping directory with the addition of a 54th aerodrome sympathetic to the aerocamping, that of Aéro Port-Joli, in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli. This gives a total of 35 aerodromes in Quebec and Ontario.

Please contribute to this directory and help pilots wishing to camp under the wing by writing to Jean-Pierre, identifying the airports suitable for aircamping (including the name and contact details of the person responsible). You can contact him at his Hotmail address or at my GMail address .

A journey out of the ordinary

Aviators.Quebec wishes to congratulate the crew made up of Patrick Gilligan and Guillaume Narbonne who have just completed a journey in an ULM amphibian Borey which brought them from Cooking Lake in Alberta to the ULM Quebec facilities at the St-Cuthbert aerodrome ( CCU2), i.e. more than 3,000 km.

Guillaume is delighted with the performance of the aircraft, which he describes as being an incredible machine for adventure and discovery, versatile, efficient, reliable and robust.

ULM Quebec is the Borey distributor for eastern Canada.

For photos / video on this trip, some interesting links:

ULM Quebec Facebook page

Pictures of Jean-Pierre Bonin on the arrival of the Borey at CCU2

News from one of our corporate members: Cargair Ltée celebrates its 60th anniversary

Aviateurs.Québec would like to congratulate Cargair Ltée , one of our loyal corporate members, on their 60th anniversary.

Cargair Ltée was founded in 1961. At that time it only had a small base and a float plane. 60 years later, the Cargair and MAX AVIATION group is a team of 170 people, 60 airplanes, 6 flight simulators, an aircraft maintenance workshop and 7 bases of operations.

Congratulations to Josée Prud'homme and the Prud'homme family for raising Cargair to where it is today.

Events - August 2021

Your virtual library

Aviateur.Québec Photo Contest 2021

Congratulations to Pascal Hovington, winner of the June round of the Aviateurs.Québec photo contest! Pascal earns himself 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 July 2021 round! We currently accept photos (aviation related, read regulations ).

Send your photos to photos@aviateurs.quebec before July 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 pricing 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

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