AVIATEUR EXPRESS # 799 - JUNE 15, 2019


  • ÉNA still stands out at the Canadian Skills and Trades Olympiad
  • Faucheurs de marguerites, Sherbrooke Airport 28 - 30 June 2019
  • RVAs of the weekend of the 8th and 9th of June
  • We celebrate 100 years of bush flying at Lac-à-la-Tortue
  • First tourist RVA in Trois-Rivières, July 13
  • Terms and Conditions for the Regulation of Sport Fishing for Salmon in Northern Quebec
  • Fuel discounts available to our members
  • Photo contest 2019


The National School of Aerotechnics (ÉNA) has been much talked about recently with the holding of the Aerosalon but we should not ignore the beautiful results at the Canadian Olympics trades and technologies.

This competition is related to the skilled trades and technology, here is the picture in the center, Louis Deschênes, teacher in aircraft maintenance; on the left, Grégoire Michetti (Aircraft Maintenance), gold medal winner in Canada 2017 and silver 2018 in the category Aerospace Technology (post-secondary) and who will participate in August at the WorldSkills Competition - Kazan 2019 (Russia)! on the right, Laurie Breton (Aircraft Maintenance) Gold Medalist at the recent 2019 Canadian Olympics, also in the Aerospace Technology (Post-Secondary) category.

Congratulations Laurie and all our wishes Grégoire! A special congratulations to their teacher and coach for the Olympics preparation for trades and technologies: Louis Deschênes!

Contribution: JP Bonin



To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Faucheurs de marguerites, 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.

Registration and eligibility:

The draws are intended to reward pilots traveling by land or by air to participate or volunteer at the event. The items given during the draws are related to general aviation and are especially useful for active pilots and aircraft owners. Therefore, to register for the draws, one of the following conditions must be met:

Be a pilot and prove it by presenting his driver's log, when registering and when claiming the prize, if applicable.

Be a student pilot and demonstrate this by submitting a Student Pilot Permit upon registration and when claiming the prize, if applicable.

Daily registration and prize claiming is done in person only, under the tent of welcome of the pilots. Each driver is entitled to one registration per day of presence on the site.

Course of the draws:

At each scheduled time, there will be a draw of a number of tickets (minimum 2) that are contained in the box at this time.

The winning numbers (the pilot license number) will be displayed on a table near the driver registration table.

As soon as a winner comes to the table to claim his prize and his identity is validated, he or she will be asked to draw a coupon on which the prize is won.

The winning ticket is not returned to the box and the prize can not be exchanged.

The draws take place at the hours, according to the following schedule:

Friday, June 28: at 6 pm and 7 pm Saturday, June 29: hours, from 10 to 19 hours. Sunday, June 30, at the hours, from 10 hrs to 14 hrs.

The number of tickets drawn in each draw may vary depending on the amount of prizes available but there will be a minimum of 2 winners per hour.

The numbers of the tickets drawn are displayed under the drivers' welcome tent after each draw until the deadline for the prize claim.

Prizes can be claimed throughout the day but no later than one hour after the last draw of the day. The deadline for claiming prizes are as follows:

Friday, June 28: no later than 8 pm Saturday, June 29: no later than 20 hrs. Sunday, June 30: no later than 15 hrs.

After the Prize Claim Deadline, tickets are canceled and removed from the draw box. Unfortunately, it is no longer possible to claim a prize after the specified time each day, the next day or later. Every day, it's a new block of prints and you have to register or re-register to participate.

Good luck to all the pilots!

Photo: Jean-Pierre Bonin


A big weekend that of 8 - 9 June. Three RVAs attracted pilots to Maniwaki, Lac-à-la-Tortue and Rimouski.

Congratulations to the organizers and all those who have traveled to take advantage of these special atmospheres that are these RVAs

Here is a collection of photos that our faithful collaborator and his wife Jean-Pierre Bonin and Hélène Lavigne brought to us.

For more photos: 

Jean-Pierre: Maniwaki Lac-à-la-Tortue

Hélène: Maniwaki


Last June 7 and 8, 100 years of commercial bush flying in Canada was celebrated with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque and RVA at Lac-à-la-Tortue, the cradle of commercial aviation bush in Canada.

For the occasion, a special notebook was published by the Sint-Maurice weekly. To consult this notebook, click HERE .


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.


Several stakeholders met in 2018 at the invitation of the regional directorate of the Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks (MFFP) to discuss the implementation of the new regulation concerning the obligation for salmon fishermen to use the service of an outfitter in zones 23 and 24

Thus, the representatives of the MFFP, the Federation des pourvoiries du Québec (FPQ), the Quebec Federation for Atlantic Salmon (FQSA), the Makivik Corporation, the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach and Aviateurs Quebec have agreed to the terms and conditions of the agreement. following application:

  • The use of the services of an outfitting does not necessarily include the purchase of a complete package. An amount of $ 75 per day plus tax per fisher may be collected by the outfitter to cover the administrative costs of registering the fisherman and his catch.
  • All salmon rivers will remain accessible to self-employed fishermen who will not be confined to the operating territories of the outfitters. They will therefore be able to access portions of rivers without outfitter, as is the case for the Rivière aux Feuilles, Rivière des Pè, de Pas and Rivière (with the exception of the Ausaumon fishing sanctuaries).
  • Outfitters may register fishermen, regardless of their fishing location, with the exception of the operating territories of another outfitter. However, the recording of salmon catch, including the release of the catch, must be completed in person at the outfitter with which the fisherman made his initial registration, unless the outfitter agrees to the information being provided to him by telephone. In such a case, you will have to pick salmon scales and send them to the Department. Instructions for this are included in your Fisher Book.
  • Registration of fishermen can be made using the registration form developed by the MFFP and provided to the outfitters.

For more details and a list of outfitters, click HERE

Contribution and photos: Gilles Lapierre


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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