AVIATOR EXPRESS # 832 - September 16, 2020 


  • Aviation Safety Capsule: Traffic in Conflict
  • Annual General Meeting of Aviateurs.Québec
  • Recency training (CAR 401.05)
  • New web platform
  • Portrait of aviators from Quebec: Jimmy Delalin
  • Airmedic: a 20% discount for members of Aviateurs.Québec
  • Capsules on photography, Jean-Pierre Bonin
  • Your virtual library.
  • 2020 photo competition.

Capsule on aviation safety: Traffic in conflict

I am talking to you today about the famous message traffic in conflict . Inspired by Bernard Lavoie's great initiative at the Casey aero camping week-end on Labour day, where this pilot and veteran of the Casey rendez-vous decided to take matters into his own hands to make the community of pilots aware of the messages on 126.7. He had an original and humorous idea to get his message across. So let me relay this one to you

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Text by Sophie Dufresne with the collaboration of Bernard Lavoie

Annual General Meeting, October 31, 2020

Mark your calendar: we are announcing that the annual general meeting of Aviateurs.Québec will be held on October 31, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. via ZOOM videoconference .

Details on how to participate as well as the agenda will be communicated to members in good standing through a special communication.

You can go to the Aviateurs.Québec website and register now by clicking HERE

Recency training program

Aviateurs.Québec is pleased to announce that we will be resuming our training and recency training program (CAR 401.05). COVID being with us, the sessions will be given via ZOOM videoconference.

We expect the first session of training will be Wednesday, November 4 evening from 19:30 till 22:00. The theme of the training session will be based on Module # 3 of the TC General Aviation Safety Campaign: Approach and Landing.

You can go to the Aviateurs.Québec website and register now by clicking HERE

New Aviateurs.Québec web platform

Good news, our new web platform will go online next week. A special newsletter will be published for this purpose.

For some time now, we have been busy revamping the Aviateurs.Québec website with our partner Viglob . The goal of this project was to completely update the interfaces with the user and make them up to date and above all more user-friendly. We also took the opportunity to add new functionalities such as an online store, the possibility of creating and managing a microsite for our affiliated associations, a photo album, a special Service PLUS section and we hope for a more intuitive navigation.

This change was a big challenge in order to be even better and give you more. And it is with your help and feedback that we can be even better. If you have comments or suggestions for improving our site, write to us at webmestre@aviateurs.quebec .

Here are some screen captures taken from the new platform.

Portrait of aviators from Quebec

Jimmy Delalin, priest and pilot on the Côte-Nord

L'abbé Jimmy Delalin missionary on Côte-Nord

I was hoping to get the scoop but here it is… a pilot who evolves on the Côte-Nord there is not a lot of them and priest in addition so there… it is like the "character" attracting attention. An article in the Trait d'Union du Nord by Guillaume rosier in 2015 (Awarded by AMECQ in 2016) and a recent interview on Radio-Canada Côte-Nord radio by Guillaume Hubermont (Boréale 138 broadcast) and here I am with my desire to know a little more.

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It's hunting time, think Airmedic

A reminder that members of Aviateurs.Québec benefit from a 20% discount

Each year, the same scenario is repeated for the prehospital intervention teams of Airmedic. Hunters are confronted with unexpected situations during their journey. Fall from their hiding place, gun accident and illness are just a few examples of cases leading to a medical evacuation by helicopter.

Here is the story of such an accident, as reported by Radio-Canada. Click HERE

Thanks to an exclusive agreement, members of Aviateurs Québec benefit from a 20% discount on their Airmedic subscription . If you are going hunting this year, subscribe to 1-866-673-3838 with the promo code AVQC2020.

Photo : iStock

Capsule on photography, Jean-Pierre Bonin

A bit by chance, David Moura allowed me to find two videos of a conference that I had the pleasure of giving in Quebec the day before the “Deux-Rives” Air Show in 2016.

The conference focused on aviation photography and was adapted from a presentation I made at Club Photo Laval and also derived from a series of 9 articles published in L'Aviateur magazine.

I tell myself that some former students (and students) will smile if they watch it for even a few minutes ... I must have looked a lot like this in my teaching years in the late '70s and early' 80s (but with hair...)

It's crazy how I ramble! Without text, the simple sight of the photo and off I go!

The only downside probably concerns the ISO. My "lowest ISO" matra is admittedly still valid on several game entry camera boxes, but it must be recognized that immense progress has been made and "raising ISO" is no longer something to be avoided. .. I would say do your tests and find the limit of your device acceptable to you ...

Thank you Martin Yqb Aviation for the invitation, thank you David Moura for having captured everything on video and thank you Helene Lavigne for accompanying me this time again.

A first capsule is presented today. Capsule # 2 will follow in the next issue of the newsletter. Good viewing.

Your virtual library, updated September 30, 2020

Here are some links that will take you to the latest editions of some publications.

Click on the title of the publication to view and download it:

2020 photo competition

2020 photo competition

Congratulations to Benoît Séguin for the winning photo of August!

Benoît won one of the following prizes: a cap or a polo shirt.

The 2020 competition continues!

It's time to submit a photo or two for September.

We are currently accepting photos (aviation related, read regulations) for the September round. We currently have no photos in the bank.

Send your photos to photos@aviateurs.quebec before September 30 at 10 p.m.

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. 

You can therefore vote for any of your favorite photos throughout 2020 by clicking HERE

The winning photos for 2020 will be determined by an internal jury during the month of January 20121 and in the magazine L'Aviateur. The trophies will be presented at the 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The complete contest rules can be viewed HERE

Hangar for rent at Mirajet at Mirabel airport for the period November 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021. Click on the image to view the classified ad.



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