The Board of Directors
President & Founder
Passionate about aviation since his childhood, he became a pilot in 1978. Camil takes every opportunity to share his passion with young people. In 2008, with the financial support of Bombardier, he launches Aviation Connection’s “Pilot Mentor Program” mentoring program, which allows young pilots engaged in professional training to accumulate more than 30 hours of flight time and an international experience. Camil is a professional in finance: From 1990 to 2017, he manages the portfolio of individuals and employees group retirement portfolios in different enterprises in partnership with several Canadian financial institutions. Since 2017 he is dedicated exclusively to the development and implementation of the Aviation Connection Aeronautics Training Program. The success of the program lies on the strength of the team and Camil is proud to work with a group of professionals and enthusiasts.
Jean-Denis Marcellin is a professional pilot by career, but a versatile communicator by profession. He loves to connect with new pilots, to share his passion for aviation. Outside of work, he dedicates his free time to promoting Aviation and, more particularly, specializes in CRM through the proper understanding of the Human Factor and Leadership in the cockpit.
As a co-founder of the Aviation Connection Aeronautical Training Program, Catherine has been involved in the development and direction of the organization since its inception. Rich in professional and personal experiences acquired since the age of 20 in various countries, including 10 years in the United States, specialized in International Trade, she holds several important positions in various companies. Experience is a mode of constitution of knowledge: our experiences guide our choices and decisions, our know-how and our behavior. This is the foundation of the Aeronautical Training Program to which I am very happy to contribute.
Philippe Paulez is a CPA, CA working for Ernst & Young as an auditor since 2012. From his experience, he gained knowledge from various industries and distinguishes himself by his ability to adapt and desire to learn. He is happy to put his skills at the service of Aviation Connection in order to help young students in their pursuit of excellence and a promising future.
CPA, CA, Senior Accountant II Ernst & Young
CPA-auditeur, CA Senior II, Assurances, EY
Airbus A220 H.O. Customer Services & Engineering
Director of Massey-Vanier School, Cowansville QC
President & Co-Founder, MAD Aerospace
P&WC Project Engineering and Transport Canada Delegate.Member OIQ and ASQ
Avrum’s career at Pratt & Whitney Canada spans 34 years in Engineering, Quality, Airworthiness and Sustainability. He has worked on almost all P&WC engine families, from design, development and certification through production, service and overhaul. Avrum Goldman has a B. Eng and M. Eng in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University, with certificates for Six Sigma, Certified Quality Engineer and Sustainable Development. Avrum is passionate about mentoring and sharing his knowledge, delivering over 30 hours of seminars every year at schools, universities and in industry. He brings to Aviation Connection his technical knowledge as well as his experience coaching, mentoring and training at all education levels. Both his parents were teachers, so he just can’t help himself!
Engineering Student ÉTS
Recognition of student engagement Genie + was awarded to Vijithan! The presentation of the medal by the Lieutenant Governor General (photo) is proof of his dedication on the scientific, technological, administrative, social, community or cultural levels, in the realization and promotion of activities of student life. at ÉTS.
We are proud to welcome Vijithan in our team!
A long-time passionate aeronautics enthusiast, Vijithan joins the Aviation Connection team to add a scientific component to the Program bringing amazing experiences. He graduated from the École de Technologie Supérieure in Mechanical Engineering and was captain of the Dronolab Scientific Student Club for 2 years. He led his team to glory: the ETS Dronolab team from the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal is in first position at the competition of AUVSI Student UAS, the most important competition in the world !. This success follows another record success at the USC-STC Student UAS 2019 competition. Vijithan will graduate at the end of the 2020 session. He will continue to work with our team to develop AERO 1, 2, 3 and 4 he will bring his expertise and especially great passion and dedication.
Advancement Officer, McGill University
Team leader Software developer
Jonathan McGarrell is 23 years old. “I have almost finished my flying training in the integrated program of an aviation school in Saint-Hubert. To date, I have accumulated more than 150 hours of flight. and I plan to finish my classes in December 2018. I will then have my ATP (A) license. My next goal is to get my flight instructor rating. My dream is to have a career in the airlines. . Much of my life experience has been of the aquatic nature. I was part of the top swimming teams for 10 years Swimming taught me the effort needed to set and achieve goals. These laps in the pool may not have provided me with specific pilot skills, but they taught me the values of effort, communication and team spirit. Swimming has given me an incomparable work ethic. I am happy to pass on my knowledge and passion to high school students through the Aerospace Training Program.
I developed a passion for aviation at a very young age. I joined the cadets and I became a glider pilot at age16, and became a pilot at 17. Also a glider pilot instructor at age 19. I am about to beginning my professional pilot training for a career in the airlines. It is a pleasure to introduce high school students to aviation in the AERO 1 course and to show them how airplanes fly so that they can take an interest in aerospace. and studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics STEM, helping them acquire an interest for the new technologies of the future.
Instructor Aviation Connection AERO1 – ATP
Noah Bernardin has been part of the Air Cadet program for four years now. It is in this program that he has received most of his knowledge and experience in aviation. He spent two summers in a row at the Air Defense Museum in Bagotville and is currently completing his prerequisites to enter a Canadian Armed Forces Pilots Training Program and a Bachelor’s Degree in Military History in Kingston. Noah is now an Air Cadet Instructor, as well as Aviation Connection instructor. Noah wants to develop a passion for aviation among young people and transmit his knowledge and passion.
I am currently in the process of obtaining my private pilot’s license, which I am doing in parallel with my studies in electrical engineering at Polytechnique Montréal. I have always been attracted by aeronautics, but it is largely thanks to the polytechnic student committee: PolyAir, that I was able to develop this passion through visits to various aviation industries and the meeting of people working in the field: aeronautics, both pilots and technicians or engineers. As an instructor for Aviation Connection, I wish to transmit my passion among the youngest who are lucky to have introductory courses in aeronautics from high school through the program of aeronautical training.
Parent’s Regional committee
Mélanie Viel, is in charge of the Aviation Connection’s Parent Committee in Granby, Cowansville, Farnham. Mother of 2 boys including one, Cody, 13, enrolled in the robotics / aeronautics program at Massey Vanier School in Cowansville. Cody joined the program in January 2018. Through this powerful program he has found his way for the future, a career in Aeronautics !. I am very pleased to support Aviation Connection to ensure the continuity of this wonderful program.
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