Avions Sans Frontières

Privileged Moments for Yannick Belley in DRC

Yannick Belley, Bush Pilot, has returned to Quebec after having spent ten months piloting a 206 Cessna for Avions Sans Frontières in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). “Flying through storms and having to orient..

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New Avions Sans Frontières Pilot

Yannick Belley, a young 34-years old pilot from Montmagny, has decided to take off on a wonderful humanitarian adventure with Avions Sans Frontières (ASF). On June 6, he arrived in Dungu, in the Democratic Republic..

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Medical Evacuations in the DRCongo

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), bush clinics do not generally have the necessary resources to treat the seriously ill and injured. In several cases, the life of these patients depends on them being..

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Avions Sans Frontières Blows Out 25 Candles

Twenty-five years ago, an ambitious project entitled Avions Sans Frontières (ASF), was launched. The challenge was a major one: obtain two Cessna 206 planes, in order to open up the eastern province of the Democratic..

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Avions Sans Frontières 25th anniversary
Difficult Years

Thursday February 16, 1989 will forever remain the most tragic moment in the history of Avions Sans Frontières (ASF). At approximately 10 a.m., the Cessna 206 registered 9Q-CBQ, the first one that had been sent..

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2009: A Turbulent Year for ASF

The year 2009 was a particularly turbulent one for Avions Sans Frontières (ASF). The attacks perpetrated by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC), more specifically in the Upper Uele,..

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Daily Life At the Controls of ASF

In the fall of 2008, Maxime Laliberté, Captain of the Cessna 206 of Avions Sans Frontières (ASF), published an article in the magazine entitled Plein vol, describing his experience in the Democratic Republic of Congo..

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Less Than One Hour of Flying Time to Save a Life…

Dawn is just breaking over Dungu. Already, the Avions Sans Frontières (ASF) hangar is busying itself, thus putting an end to the morning tranquility of the Congolese bush. As before each flight, the pilot and..

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“Each Flight Diminishes the Suffering”

Back from a one-year stay as chief pilot for Avions Sans Frontières (ASF) in Dungu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, David Dancause is still elated when he talks about his experience there with this..

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David Dancause at the Controls of the 9Q-CDU

Guy Gervais, Bush Pilot, who spent 20 years at the controls of Avions Sans Frontières (ASF) in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and who flew over the planet’s jungles and bushes servicing the most impoverished..

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A Bird’s Eye View of the Human Condition

At 74 years old, Guy Gervais has no intention of living his retirement by the fireside, thinking back of all the memories he holds from his experience in every corner of the world. This man..

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Inoculation Campaign

In the autumn of 2000 Avions Sans Frontières (ASF) participated in a campaign of vaccination against polio organized by UNICEF in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The contribution of ASF was in the transport and..

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Avions Sans Frontières resumes flights

After being grounded for two years because of the troubles in Congo, the Cessna 206 of Avions Sans Frontières (ASF) has started flying again, thanks to the collaboration of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA),..

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