• Chronicle on Aviation Safety - Attitude Before Altitude
  • RVA Casey 2019 - A success all along the line
  • Saint-Tite Western Festival, supplement to the AIP
  • RVA Stanstead / Weller, 7 September 
  • Open House, Neuville Airport September 7
  • Fuel Discount at Trois-Rivières Airport



The decisions you make before pushing the throttle could have a big impact on the progress of your flight; especially if something happens to you.

Over time, several pilots no longer ask questions and take their plane as they took their car. This attitude puts them at risk! Those who leave without flight plan or location beacon are exposed if they happen an accident.

The events of recent weeks remind us that it is very difficult to locate a device even in a relatively inhabited region. A plane crashing in a forest or on a mountain will be very difficult to find because there will be few obvious traces. In an accident, the first 24 hours are crucial for the occupants of the aircraft.

The regulations require that any pilot who undertakes a flight of more than 25 nautical miles file a flight plan with the authorities or a flight itinerary from a reliable person. And a flight itinerary should be more than a "I'm going for a ride in the Mont-Tremblant region"! And if you opt for a flight itinerary, stick to it. If along the way you decide to change direction, you will not know where to look.

The flight plan filed with the authorities is the safest. It is difficult to understand why so many pilots are afraid to call the FSS to file a flight plan. It's very simple and the agents will assist you. The information to be provided is very simple. And do not be afraid to forget to close it. They will call you if that's the case and it's no more serious than that.

The use of a location tag for two-way communication and tracking such as Spot or Garmin In-reach are also essential tools. Your decision not to have one could have huge consequences. These tags can follow you throughout the flight. So, if your distress beacon does not fire and you are not able to send a signal, you will at least know what area you were in when you disappeared. There are beacons like the Spot Trace which is permanently installed in the plane and which is automatically activated when the plane moves; not even need your intervention. You can even plug it into the electrical system of your device so you do not have to replace the batteries.

So before taking altitude, take the right attitude: file flight plans and always have a location tag capable of two-way communication.

Contribution: Gilles Jean


The 7th edition of the RVA Casey broke its previous record with 136 aircraft including 39 crews who stayed to camp. In this account, there are 11 seaplanes, 4 helicopters, 4 twin engines and 6 amphibians. We also had our first American plane, a Mooney from New York who did not just come for a ride but to camp with us. 

There was also, for a few hours, the visit of Raymond Boulanger the mercenary pilot with a FILM crew of Canal D. Footage taken during the RVA will be in a documentary coming on Canal D. TVA news was also there (Kariane Bourassa which is usually in the TVA helicopter came by plane).

New this year, we were treated to french fries, initiative of two ladies whose cottage is nearby. No incident even with plenty of ATV and 4 X 4 on the tarmac, they circulated slowly and in full compliance with safety rules. The temperature was cool so it was not an unbearable heat. There was a nice nice little wind. Again this year Aéro Atelier offered all of us wheat (6 pockets 360) and hot dogs (28 dozen 336) with cold liquor or cold water.

Luc Thibault member of RAA 415 came with his Hummel Bird. The day before, his camping bag arrived in Piper Navajo directly from Lachute, thanks to Éric Fauteux member of Aviateurs.Québec. Guy Lamontagne also a RAA 415 member came by vehicle to volunteer and gave me a folding bike so that I supervise the RVA more easily.

A big thank you to all the volunteers whose main are Vincent Charron who with all his equipment was in charge of communications on 123.2 and Patrick Vergobbi who had to meet all the pilots for the count of visitors and campers. This work of Patrick allows us year after year to see the evolution of this RVA-camping. 

Thanks to Aviateurs.Québec for their presence and support for this event.

Finally, thank you to everyone who came and participated in this event.

We invite you next year for the 8th edition.

Contribution and photos: Pierre Nadon



Not serious. The cure is simple.

Simultaneously press the ON / OFF button and the center keypad button for 12 seconds. That's it, you're back in touch with your loved ones.

Contribution: Michel Chartier


The Western Festival of Sainte-Tite will be held from 4 to 17 September. For the occasion, Nav Canada issued a supplement to the AIP related to the Restricted Area (CYR) and a temporary MF.

In the image, the area circled in orange is the MF area (3NM radius, surface area (SFC) at 3500ft ASL, at 122.7MHz).

The area encircled in red is the no-fly zone (0.75NM radius, from the SFC to 1500 ASL).

To consult this supplement, click HERE


This year's RVA at CTQ2 will take place on Saturday, September 7th starting at 9am. The long-term weather looks good. Of course, by flying, everyone assumes their own risks. Last year, 60 aircraft and an overflight of the New York area were recorded. Thank you all.

The food consists of fresh sweet corn and other vegetables from our organic gardens and orchards that you can enjoy and a Beefalo burger for $ 20 as a gift. We could use volunteers to help with the movement and parking of planes.

At other times, you are always welcome to come down to pick up delicious ripe products in our self-service garden and orchard, not far from the track. There is a small building next to the garden / orchard door with a scale, a price chart and a piggy bank. For example, the $ 100 burger could be replaced by the $ 100 "carrot" or "pear" when you and your family go flying and picking.


Photo: Jean-Pierre Bonin


On Saturday, September 7, from 10 am to 4 pm, the doors of the Airport and Aeroclub de Neuville will be open to the general public. 

For more information, follow the Facebook page of the event .


Trois-Rivières Airport offers $ 0.03 / l discount to Aviateurs.Québec members.

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

For a list of these airports, visit our website.



Lake St-Jean otherwise!

Congratulations to Carole-Ann Voisine for the winning photo of June, photo sent by France Voisine!

Carole-Ann is awarded one of the following prizes, 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

The 2019 contest continues!

You can also vote for any of your favorite photos for the whole of 2019 by clicking HERE

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.

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

For those who want to participate in the July round, send your photos to photos@aviateurs.quebec before August 31 at 22H00

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

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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