AVIATEUR EXPRESS # 800 - JUNE 26, 2019


  • SAIB 2019
  • Jeunes en vol Amos, June 1st, 2019
  • Faucheurs de marguerites - Sherbrooke Airport 28 - 30 June 2019
  • Survival adapted to aviation - SAint-Cuthbert airfield, July 5, 2019
  • Tourist RVA - Trois-Rivières, July 13, 2019
  • Pilots Wanted For Women In Flight Event - Mont-Laurier, August 10, 2019
  • RVA - Saint Jean Airport, August 10, 2019


Oh it was nice at the Bagotville International Air Show (SAIB)!

Three days of su-per-be time for Friday practice and the show on Saturday and Sunday, just a little too windy, however, which deprived us of the Skyhawks' performance. And for the 'guy of Montreal', Bagotville is a little 'eccentric' as a destination but there are people in the Lake and Saguenay, not to mention that it is not so far from Quebec. Coming from just about anywhere in Ontario and the Maritimes, the crowd filled hotels, motels, B & Bs and other places to stay. Some have even been pushed back to Tadoussac to be hosted!

Free and good weather plus a very respectable reputation, the SAIB welcomed more than 93,000 people last Saturday. The doors were open at 7:30 am and around noon it was full and the shuttle service was interrupted to the SAIB. And 93,000, it seems! But this dense crowd remained cheerful and respectful and I only saw smiles! In total, the commander of the base announced in the late afternoon Sunday that they had counted 143 408 entries, about 50 000 for Sunday!

A more complete report will appear in the magazine L'Aviateur and until then, it remains to me and Hélène, hours and hours of pleasure in photo processing.

I leave you the addresses to see the photos of your "special envoys" but you will have to return periodically because others will be added.

Jean-Pierre Bonin

Album Performers & Exhibitors https://www.flickr.com/photos/djipibi/albums/72157709247514921

Album The Human Appear https://www.flickr.com/photos/djipibi/albums/72157709247396777

Hélène Lavigne

Album SAIB 2019 https://www.flickr.com/photos/boccet/albums/72157709254076632

Daniel Larouche

A beautiful summary with impressive photo gallery here


A good number of friends photographers and reporters were also on site and here is a sample of links, some have not started their upload at the time of writing these lines

Gilles Villeneuve https://www.flickr.com/photos/fragiles15/albums/72157709233178472

Several sources in the YQB Aviation Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/YQBaviation/

Philippe Colin https://www.facebook.com/Mephisto53

Claude Lafrenière https://www.facebook.com/ClaudeLaf

Several others can be found on Facebook with the keywords SAIB 2019

A proposal by Jean-Pierre Bonin


On June 1, 2018 took place the last edition of Jeunes en vol at Magny d'Amos Airport. 280 young people were able to benefit from free aircraft tours.

Although the Amos Aerospace Club was far from its first edition, several changes were made to the event to improve the fluidity of visitors on the ground while increasing the entertainment offer.

Like most events in the regions, success is largely dependent on community support. Many sponsors have been able to offer young people t-shirts in the colors of the baptism of the air.

For those whose aircraft were less attractive, a kiosk had insects whose presence in Abitibi was of course impossible to see. A few steps away, there were fire trucks from the City of Amos. The young people could put themselves in the shoes of a fireman, putting on a combat suit while exploring the ladder truck.

Want to discover a gold deposit hidden in a lake Jamésien? The company Trionex was present with its Beaver thundering yellow. The young people could experience the job of prospector, the search for a gold nugget, sleep in the prospector's tent.

A small train, courtesy of the Amos Optimist Club, allowed families to travel on the site. The train left the terminal, heading for Avionnerie Amos to take a break near the windsock of runway 32. The visitors could be in the front row to hear the soft sound of aircraft rubber touching the runway.

Several cadets were present to support the organizers. Some provided security in the boarding areas while others worked to appease the hunger of visitors by preparing hot dogs sold at low cost under the Desjardins tent.

Everything was also active on the air side of the event. After registering and handing over their boarding pass, the youth could head into the queue to take a seat in one of the six allowed aircraft in the circuit. A few days before the event, only four aircraft were available. Fortunately, it was only a call to see the help of our neighboring clubs, the Aeronautical Club of Abitibi-Ouest and the COPA 192 Squadron of Val-d'Or.

The Astar 350 helicopter from Legault Metal definitely stole the show. Although the choice between the plane or helicopter for the towers was left to chance, no need to say that huge smiles were visible for those coming out of the helicopter.

A fantastic day, blessed by Mother Nature, which would have been impossible to achieve without the extraordinary team of volunteers present during this day.

By Simon Chouinard

President, Amos Aerospace Club


Do not miss the Faucheurs de marguerites next weekend, June 28-29 and 30.

Honorary President for this 25th edition, Mr. Gaston Lepage.

Over $ 4000.00 in door prizes, draw at all hours.

This year we camp at the airport, under the wing or in our RV. On-site restaurant and access to showers.

Here is the programming:

  • Friday night, at dusk, film outside projected on the door of the big shed.
  • Saturday
    • free lunch coupon for pilots arriving by the air before 10 am
    • Aircraft Judging Competition
    • trade show
    • dinner in the big shed, menu: beef strogonov and rooster wine at 18:00
    • around 8:30 pm, bonfire with singer until the early hours
  • Sunday
    • free breakfast coupon for drivers arriving by air see before 10:00
    • Aircraft Judging Competition
    • trade show

Here are the details of the draw for door prizes: (have with you your pilot license number, that's what you do with the draw)

Prize draws for visiting pilots and volunteer pilots.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Daisy Reapers, the organization wishes to reward pilots who will attend the event or volunteer, donating more than $ 4,000 in prizes of all kinds, including Yaesu portable radios, video cameras and more. action and a large number of other items related to general aviation.

There is no participation fee and no purchase is required.

The draw rules are HERE

Come meet the little family "aviation"

Photo: Jean-Pierre Bonin

At the Aeroclub ULM (Saint-Cuthbert), Survival adapted to aviation - with Mathieu Hébert. July 5th from 5 pm to 9 pm

Friday aviation, organized by the Aeroclub ULM allows to gather aviation enthusiasts and enthusiasts through various activities and conferences on aeronautics.

IMPORTANT: the event will take place in the Aérovilla H3 and not in La Seigneurie in an exceptional way (due to a private event in La Seigneurie).

  • Schedule: 17h to 21h
  • Conference: 6 pm to 7 pm Conference on survival for the aviation community by Mathieu Hébert.

Mathieu Hébert is the co-founder of the Primitives, he has been teaching survival for more than twelve years. What fascinates him the most is survival and tracking in real life. He has served several terms as a survival and tracking consultant for National Defense and the police. He holds Level 2 (Track and Signs) from Cybertracker Conservation International. He is a survival instructor for SelectAviation pilots. It offers courses accredited by the Order of Human Resources Advisors accredited via Humaxe where it mixes techniques of survival and management. Student of the Tracker School since 2006, he continues to transmit the knowledge and values ​​that he learned there. After the winter, it's time to refresh our memory during our update of knowledge.

A reminder of the best practices to start the summer flying season. "Crêperie open, alcohol available, accommodation available. Playroom with Billard, Table Soccer, Air Hockey, Ping Pong and game consoles. The perfect place to have a good time.

Photo: The Primitives


The Association of Pilots of the Mauricie (APM) is pleased to present its First Tourist Air Rendez-Vous (RVAT) of Trois-Rivières.

As you will see in the attached document , many activities are planned to please both pilots and their co-pilots.

Activities at the airport in the morning, dinner and beverages, and from 1 pm, guided bus tour to downtown Trois-Rivières.

Terraces, bistros, sightseeing are on the menu. The downtown restaurants will be happy to welcome pilots from all over, the Spaghetti Manor located in an ancestral home offers a "TWO FOR ONE" on its 15 pasta choices.

Two free airport bus transfers are scheduled for 17h and 19h30.

Those who wish to extend their stay in the Mauricie will be able to benefit from the Delta Marriott Hotel's downtown package or return to the airport to sleep under the wing of their plane and enjoy the evening with bonfires at Parachute Trois-Rivières. Rivières.

We ask pilots to confirm their attendance and book their hotels quickly!

See the attached document for more details.



We are looking for volunteer pilots for the Women in Flight event at Mont-Laurier Airport on August 10th. Free meals and fuel provided.

To register, click HERE



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!

It's time to vote for the May round!

Although the contest rules stipulate that a minimum of 5 photos are normally required, it is high time to give an electroshock to this contest! Go vote for your favorite here

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

Send your photos to photos@aviateurs.quebec  before June 30 at 22H00

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.

You can 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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