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The Edelweiss C-GIWY is officially registered in the name of QAM

October 18th, 2021

Pierre GILLARD: 2021-07-10 - Dernier vol et arrivée à Saint-Hubert &emdash; 2021-429830

Although the request for a change of registration was submitted to Transport Canada on July 21st, it is today that the Kenneth J. Taylor (Roland Duruble) RD02A Edelweiss C-GIWY was officially registered in the name of the Québec Aerospace Museum. If you recall, this world-unique amateur-built aircraft was donated to the QAM by its previous owner last summer. It has since been stored free of charge at Chrono Aviation at Saint-Hubert airport.

Pictures of Edelweiss C-GIWY.

Béatrice Perier Agostini Becomes Administrator of the QAM

October 9th, 2021

The Québec Aerospace Museum's Board of Directors was enlarged with the appointment on September 15 of Ms. Béatrice Perier Agostini as administrator for the promotion of the place of women in the aerospace industry.

Read more (PDF 235 Kb).

An exhibition about the work of Claude Trudel at the ÉNA

September 18th, 2021

Pierre GILLARD: Vitrine ÉNA - Automne 2021 - "Claude Trudel - Citoyen de Longueuil" &emdash; 2021-714531

Pierre GILLARD: Vitrine ÉNA - Automne 2021 - "Claude Trudel - Citoyen de Longueuil" &emdash; 2021-430249

Claude Trudel (1953-2021), a citizen of Longueuil, had a definite artistic gift. Passionate about aviation and the conquest of space, he produced numerous scale models and dioramas over his lifetime representing his interests in spaceships as well as German planes of the Second World War, especially prototypes.

Read more (PDF 2 pages, 233 Kb).

Pictures of the exhibition at the ÉNA.

Article "Claude Trudel - Citizen of Longueuil (1953-2021) (PDF 3 pages, 3,0 Mb)

Dual acquisition !

August 3rd, 2021

In recent weeks, MAQ has been offered two exceptional aircraft: the amateur-built Roland Duruble RD02A Edelweiss airplane, which is the only such aircraft to have been in flight condition in the world, as well as an eVTOL Kitty Hawk Flyer, a high-tech aircraft.

RD02A Edelweiss (French only)


Kitty Hawk Flyer (French only)


The CRJ is 30 years old

May 10th, 2021

It was on May 10, 1991 at 9.45 a.m. that the first 50-seat Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) took off from Montreal's Dorval Airport four days after the official roolout before 1,800 employees and guests. The 1 hour 25 minutes flight ended at Cartierville Airport.

The CRJ is 30 years old (PDF 2 pages, 0,75 Mo).

A showcase at ÉNA

Febriary 15th, 2021

The École nationale d'aérotechnique offered QAM to host a showcase located in a busy hallway of the school(when there is no COVID!). Now the QAM takes care of its animation.

A showcase at ÉNA (French only) (PDF 7 pages, 1,05 Mo).

Pictures of the exhibition at ÉNA.

MAQ publish a corporate brochure

February 27th, 2021

A corporate brochure presenting the objectives, achievements and projects of the Québec Aerospace Museum was produced.

Web Version (PDF 12 pages, 3,4 Mo).

QAM becomes member of CAPA

January 10th, 2021

QAM management is pleased to join Canada’s nation aviation museum organization as it moves forward with its development plans.

Read more (PDF 1 page, 0,2 Mb).

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Landing Gear for the CF-100 Restoration

January 10th, 2021

Despite the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Musée de l’Aérospatiale du Québec (MAQ) achived a major milestone on December 5 when it acquired a set of landing gear for its Avro CF-100 Canuck jet fighter.

Read more (PDF 1 page, 0,8 Mb).

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Personalities: William Levacher, from ÉNA to Buffalo Airways

August 9th, 2020

How does one become a bush pilot in the Northwest Territories after studying avionics at ÉNA? William tells us about the great opportunities he had in his young career.

Read more (PDF 1 page, 1,4 Mb).

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70th Anniversary of the Canadair Sabre 1 First Flight

August 7th, 2020

It was on August 9, 1950, that the first single-engine Canadair Sabre 1 jet fighter made its first flight.

Read more (PDF 1 page, 0,16 Mo).

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R-100 at Saint-Hubert Airport, It's the 90th Anniversary

August 6th, 2020

It was on August 1, 1930, that the British airship R-100 docked at Saint-Hubert airport after its epic 78 hour trans-Atlantic fligh which covered 3,300 mi (5,300 km) at an average ground speed of 42 mph (68 km/h).

Read more (PDF 1 page, 0,16 Mo).

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Buffalo Airways Curtiss C-46 Commando - Indispensable freighter planes to supply remote communities in the Northwest Territories

July 20th 2020

Buffalo Airways World War II era airplanes still prove to be the most suitable for transporting equipment and supplies on small unpaved runways in Canada's Northwest Territories. Read Pierre Gillard's article :

Original article (PDF 12 pages, 15,9 Mb).

Pictures of Buffalo Airways.

Site Internet : Buffalo Airways.

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Dr. Marc Donato is appointed as QAM Vice-President

May 6th, 2020

The Extraordinary General Assembly of May 6, 2020 of members of the Québec Aerospace Museum (QAM) appointed Dr. Marc Donato as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Read more (PDF 234 Ko).

Québec Aerospace Museum organizes “Canada in Space” Program for youth from La Maison de Jonathan

February 28th, 2020

Pierre GILLARD: 2020-02-28 - Activité "Le Canada dans l'espace" avec les jeunes de la Maison de Jonathan &emdash; 2020-713537

Today the Québec Aerospace Museum (QAM) in association with the Canadian Space Agency hosted its first workshop on “Canada’s Role in Space” for youth affiliates with the La Maison de Jonathan community services agency in Longueuil, Quebec.

Read more (PDF 232 Ko).

Pictures of the activity.

Internet Websites : Canadian Space Agency - La Maison de Jonathan.

Come and meet author Marc-André Valiquette at the QAM booth during ÉNA's open day

February 5th, 2020

Pierre GILLARD: Aviation Personalities - Personnalités du monde de l'aviation &emdash; 2010-10069

The Quebec Aerospace Museum (QAM) will be at ÉNA this Sunday, February 16th, 2020.

More d'information.

Quebec Aerospace Museum Develops Educational Partnerships

December 16th, 2019

Pierre GILLARD: 2019-05-25 - Le MAQ, l'ÉNA et l'Escadron 438 reçoivent le CAHS &emdash; 2019-712166

The Québec Aerospace Museum (QAM/MAQ) is developing educational partnerships with schools in the Greater Montreal area.

Read more (PDF 239 Kb).

QAM Was at ÉNA Open House

November 17th, 2019

Pierre GILLARD: 2019-11-17 - Participation du MAQ à la journée porte ouverte de l'ÉNA &emdash; 2019-713350

This Sunday, four volunteers hosted the booth of the Québec Aerospace Museum (QAM) during the Open House held at the École nationale d'aérotechnique (ÉNA) at Saint-Hubert Airport.

Read more (PDF 228 Kb).

Pictures of QAM's booth.

Website : École nationale d'aérotechnique.

The QAM and the City of Longueuil Organized the First Aerospace Heritage Day

September 28th, 2019

Pierre GILLARD: 2019-09-28 - Journée du patrimoine aérospatial de Saint-Hubert/Longueuil &emdash; 2019-JCH-28_09_19-63

As part of the Journées de la culture, the Québec Aerospace Museum (QAM), with the support of the City of Longueuil's Office of Culture, held its first Aerospace Heritage Day at Saint-Hubert airport on Saturday, September 28.

Read more (PDF 244 Kb).

Pictures of the Aerospace Heritage Day.

Website : City of Longueuil.

First Aerospace Heritage Day Organized by QAM and City of Longueuil

September 15th, 2019

On Saturday, September 28th, 2019, Quebec Aerospace Museum and City of Longueuil invite the general public to the first Aerospace Heritage Day to be held at Saint-Hubert Airport.

More information - Special page.

Website : City of Longueuil.

QAM Supports Chrono Aviation's Open House and Recruitment Days

Septembre 6th and 7th, 2019

Pierre GILLARD: 2019-09-06/07 - Participation du MAQ aux journées portes ouvertes et de recrutement de Chrono Aviation &emdash; 2019-713074

The Québec Aerospace Museum (QAM) was one of the local aerospace organizations that supported the Chrono Aviation “Open House and Job Fair” at Saint-Hubert Airport on September 6th & 7th.

Read more (PDF 229 Kb).

Picture of QAM's booth.

Websites : Chrono Aviation - Lux FBO & Ground Services.

Montreal Aviation Museum and Québec Aerospace Museum Sign a Collaboration Agreement

August 24th, 2019

Pierre GILLARD: 2019-08-24 - Participation du MAQ à la journée familiale du MAM et signature d'un partenariat &emdash; 2019-713022

At the recent Family Day at the Montreal Aviation Museum (MAM) at Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, a collaborative agreement was signed with the Québec Aerospace Museum (QAM), to strengthen the cooperation and joint heritage and educational activities of the two non-profit aviation organizations.

Read more (PDF 238 Kb).

Pictures of signature of agreement between MAM and QAM.

Evaluation of CF-100 # 100760 fuselage prior to restoration

August 5th, 2019

Pierre GILLARD: 2019-08-02 au 08-05 - Évaluation du fuselage du CF-100 à l'ÉNA &emdash; 2019-712854

Before any museum undertakes the restoration of an historic airplane, it is standard practice to inspect the aircraft to know the extent of the work that will be required and establish a list of parts that are missing or need to be replaced.

Read more (PDF 237 Kb).

Pictures taken during QAM's CF-100 evaluation.

Québec Aerospace Museum was at the Aérosalon

June 1st & 2nd, 2019

Pierre GILLARD: 2019-06-01/02 - Participation du MAQ à l'Aérosalon &emdash; 2019-622209

On the first weekend of June, the Québec Aerospace Museum (QAM) displayed the fuselage of Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 5D fighter jet (RCAF serial no. 100760) at the Aérosalon air show held at the Saint-Hubert Airport.

Read more (PDF 230 Kb).

Pictures of QAM presence at the Aérosalon.

Pictures taken at the Aérosalon.

MAQ and 438 Squadron welcome CAHS Members at ÉNA's

May 25th, 2019

Pierre GILLARD: 2019-05-25 - Le MAQ, l'ÉNA et l'Escadron 438 reçoivent le CAHS &emdash; 2019-712187

Today, the Quebec Aerospace Museum (MAQ), the École nationale d'aérotechnique and the 438 Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force welcomed about 45 members of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society (CAHS) to Saint-Hubert Airport.

Read more (PDF 239 Kb).

Pictures of CAHS visit CAHS at the ÉNA.

Websites : CAHS - ÉNA - 438 Squadron.

CF-100 #100760 has a place of honour on the YouTube "Plane Savers" video program :

May 24th, 2019

"Plane Savers" program on YouTube.

Québec Aerospace Museum organizes a helicopter orientation morning for youth from La Maison de Jonathan

March 1st, 2019

Pierre GILLARD: 2019-03-01 - Matinée d'initiation à l'hélicoptère au profit de jeunes de la Maison de Jonathan &emdash; 2019-620859

As part of its mission to support to the promote aerospace and support the local community, the Quebec Aerospace Museum recently organized its first helicopter orientation for ten young people from La Maison de Jonathan youth agency in collaboration with Helicraft and Héli-Inter, two local helicopter companies.

Read more (PDF 233 Kb).

Pictures of the helicopter activity.

Websites : La Maison de Jonathan - Helicraft - Héli-Inter.

Québec Aerospace Museum displays rare aviation artifacts from 1930 British R.100 airship visit to Saint-Hubert Airport and Canada

February 17th, 2019

Pierre GILLARD: 2019-02-17 - Participation à la journée porte ouverte de l'ÉNA &emdash; 2019-620755

A unique collector's item from the largest aviation event in Canada in the 1930s was recently displayed belonging the open house organized by the École nationale d’aérotechnique (ENA) at Saint-Hubert Airport.

Read more (PDF 235 Kb).

Pictures of QAM participation at ÉNA open house.

ÉNA's website.

First public appearance of the Avro CF-100 from Québec Aerospace Museum

November 11th, 2018

Pierre GILLARD: 2018-11-11 - Participation à la journée porte ouverte de l'ÉNA &emdash; 2018-620116

Today, the Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk 5 No. 100760 of the Québec Aerospace Museum was presented for the first time to the public at the airport of Saint-Hubert on the occasion of the open day at the École nationale d'aérotechnique, the largest aviation technical school in Canada.

Read more (PDF 271 Kb).

Pictures of QAM presence at ÉNA open house.

ÉNA's website.

CF-100 #100760 is Back Home at Saint-Hubert

November 5th, 2018

Pierre GILLARD: 2018-10-31 au 11-05 - Transport du CF-100 #100760 d'Ottawa à Saint-Hubert &emdash; 2018-620044

The arrival of the Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 5 fighter jet fuselage bearing the Royal Canadian Air Force identification number 100760 at the Saint-Hubert garrison on this day marks the completion of the transfer of the major components of the historic 60-year-old aircraft by road to Quebec that was began with the arrival of the first parts on Thursday, November 1, 2018.

Read more (PDF 242 Kb).

Pictures of CF-100 #100760 transfer.

Quebec Aerospace Museum Signs Agreement with the Canadian War Museum

November 2nd, 2018

Pierre GILLARD: Avro CF-100 #100760 as Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15 Flying Test Bed &emdash; 010408

Today, an agreement was signed between the newly-established Québec Aerospace Museum (QAM) of Saint-Hubert, QC, and the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, ON, regarding the loan of an historic Avro CF-100 Canuck Mk. 5 fighter jet (serial No. 100760) of the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Read more (PDF 244 Kb).

Pictures of CF-100 #100760 as JT15D turbofan flying testbed.

Canadian War Museum's website.

Quebec Aerospace Museum Established

August 23rd, 2018

Pierre GILLARD: Musée - Museum &emdash; 2018-618901

The Quebec Aerospace Museum has established today as a non-profit society at Saint-Hubert Airport with its head office at H-18 FBO hangar at the Montreal area airport. The founders of the Museum - Pierre Gillard, Gilbert McCauley and Éric Tremblay - have accumulated a rich variety of experience in the aviation and aerospace industry as well as the Royal Canadian Air Force over many years.

Read more (PDF 229 Kb).

Dernière mise à jour/Last update : 18-10-2021.

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