Only a few days to go! Canada’s premiere winter fly in kicks off this weekend.

While the Fairmont Chateau Montebello is completely sold out, banquet tickets are still available.

Agenda

1700           Registration

1800           Winter Rendezvous

1830           Dinner

0800           Airplane Arrival on Winter Runway, plowed 40′ X 2,500′

0830           Registration

0900           General Aviation Safety Campaign (GASC) Ultra-light Working Group Safety Seminar –the same session is given at 1500

  • Ludovic Masson, General Flight Standards Inspector (Co‑Lead of the Ultra-light Working Group)
  • Claude Roy, Challenge Aviation (member of the Ultra-light Working Group)
  • Simon Garrett, General Flight Standards (GASC Co-lead and Oversight of the Ultra-light Working Group)

1030           Networking Break

1045           Challenger 35th Anniversary Fly-in

  • Kevin Brown, Steve Bell and Claude Roy

1145           Lunch                                                                                    At your leisure

1300           Rotax Refresher

  • John Baker, RotacRepair

1400           Aviation Insurance in Canada

  • Belinda Bryce, Magnes Insurance Group
  • Norm White, McLarens

1500           GASC Ultra-light Working Group Safety Seminar

  • Ludovic Masson, General Flight Standards Inspector (Co‑Lead of the Ultra-light Working Group)
  • Claude Roy, Challenge Aviation (member of the Ultra-light Working Group)
  • Simon Garrett, General Flight Standards (GASC Co-lead and Oversight of the Ultra-light Working Group)

1830           Banquet Dinner
Keynote Speaker: Pierre Ruel; Chief of Flight Standards, Transport Canada

2000           Fireside Social

0800           Breakfast                                                                               At your leisure

0800           Airplane departures from Winter Runway

1200           Check-out / end of Fly-In

The world’s largest log cabin, Fairmont’s Chateau Montebello is located right in the heart of the scenic village of Montebello, Quebec, on the banks of the Ottawa River. Being situated in Quebec and happening in mid-winter, we know the river will be frozen over, providing attendees the opportunity to land right in front of the hotel. In the world of cold-weather aviation, it doesn’t get much better than that. Drive-in attendees and sledders are welcome too, of course.

For those planning to fly in, there are some key things to note:

Our friends at Lachute Airport (CSE4) are offering all 2019 Montebello fly-in participants a 6¢ discount per litre off the price of some of the cheapest fuel prices in the region! We encourage pilots to visit on your way to or from Montebello.

The Montebello Seaplane Base (CSB6) is situated approx 1.2nm west of the Château. The runway is somewhat of a 06-24 orientation, between CSB6 and the Château, on ice and snow. The decision to land is solely the responsibility of the pilot. If conditions permit, the runway will be plowed for wheel operations. Length available and conditions will be updated on our website and social media on Friday and Saturday mornings. Visit flymontebello.ca for updates.

Per the CFS, pilots are requested to monitor and broadcast intentions on the published Aerodrome Traffic Frequency (ATF) 123.20. Staff onsite will have radios to provide advisories only. Pilots are responsible for all traffic avoidance as well as their decision to land.

Marshallers will be onsite to assist with parking operations in the marina. Adapter plugs (see below) will be available for those who require engine heating. Pilots are reminded to bring suitable tie downs as well as any covers and wheel chocks.

Adapter plugs are available to rent for the weekend – available at registration for those requiring engine heating. The cost is $25, with all profits going to the Freedom to Fly Fund. Pilots should bring their own extension cords.

Extremely limited tickets for the banquet will be available onsite. To secure your seat at the always-popular Saturday night dinner, please purchase your tickets in advance here.