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Institut aéronautique et spatial du Canada

February 2020 meeting CAHS Montreal Chapter

February 03, 2020 8:04 AM | Todd Legault (Administrator)

Air Gaspé and Michel Pouliot are well known names in aviation history on the Quebec North Shore and Gaspé. The guest speaker at the Feb. 20, 2020 meeting of the Montreal CAHS Chapter will be former Air Gaspé pilot André Clermont. From the perspective of a long term employee, chief pilot and personal friend of founder Michel Pouliot, André will present a short history of this pioneer air service and tell of his involvement. Hired as crewman for Air Gaspé in 1967, André progressed to being their Chief Pilot and captain of the HS748 before leaving in 1973 to pilot DC9's and the Airbus 320 for Air Canada until retirement in 2004. Anticipate an entertaining hour including anecdotes and reminiscing about this colourful sector of Quebec aviation history. Copies of Michel Pouliot's 2018 biography will be available for purchase.

Anyone interested in the history of civil or military aviation is welcome to attend this meeting which will start at 11:00 AM at the Pointe Claire Legion Hall, at 365 St-Louis. A light lunch is provided, for which a $5.00 voluntary landing fee is requested. For further information call Ron Dixon at 450-463-1998.

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