Our Team

The volunteers behind the International Air Rally events dedicate time and efforts outside their everyday family and professional obligations to prepare for you one of the best flying experience ever! Every year, a total of 3 volunteer crews: 8 highly qualified ATPL/CFI/CFII pilots and 3 sponsored young pilots join the International Air Rally Organizing Committee to increase the security of the participants and facilitate the flying process from one destination to another during the course of this 10-15 day flying journey.

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Catherine Tobenas
President, International Air Rally                  

CatherineSince 2003, Catherine is the organizer of the Air Rally. She works hand in hand with destinations coordinating all aspects of the hosting: accommodations, activities, promotion, media coverage and more. Catherine resided & worked in aviation and trading in 7 different countries including 12 years in the USA. She is of Spanish origin, born in France and Canadian since 1990. She believes that a destination can only be discovered if seen through the eyes of the locals and that a welcoming smile is worth more than a 5 star palace.  Her favourite citation:  “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. – Marcel Proust

 

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Michaelle Dumont
Consultant Marketing and Business Development
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Michaelle is a private pilot. Shortly after she obtained her license at age 17,  she participated to the McKenzie River Air Rally on board a Cessna 172 and has been volunteering for the International Air Rally every year. Since June 2016, Michaelle has been actively involved in the logistics and marketing of the IAR as a volunteer. We are now happy to have her  as a full time member of the International Air Rally team since January 2017. Her organizational skills and marketing talents bring the International Air Rally to the next level. 

 

 

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Camil Dumont
President Aviation Connection____________________
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Camil is the President of Aviation Connection, Official Trustee of the Governor General’s Cup. Camil started the International Air Rally in 2000 when he was then the First Vice-president of the Quebec Bush Pilot Association (APBQ).  He has been supervising the flying logistics for the International Air Rally across Canada, the Arctic and the Caribbean. Camil has over 1100 hours, and is also float rated. He is an Investment and Financial Security Advisor at CIBC Wood Gundy in Montreal. 

 

 

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StefanStefan Weaver
Senior Flight Coordinator

FAASteam Lead Representative Past President and Founding Board Member: Detroit Aviation Safety Counselors, Michigan FAASTeam-4,300 Hrs1810 Hours Instruction Type Ratings: 707 & 720 Commercial SEL 1,800 Hrs. K-135A – 200 Hrs. C-130 Active Duty, USAF: 1970 to 1975 Reserve Duty USAF: 1977 to 1979 Instructor-Aviation Center at ARB.

 

 

 

 

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DavidDavid Schrader
Senior Flight Coordinator

Member of the FAA FAAsteam safety team and a past board member of the Detroit Aviation Safety Counselors, Presently board member of the Michigan Aviation Association.Been flying for over 25 years.Instrument and multi-engine ratings. over 5000 hours of flying. I am a CFI and CFII – teaching for 20 years-I am a MEI – seaplane and glider ratings and a Civil Air Patrol check pilot Instructor for Solo Aviation in ARB.    ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Brian Pound
Caribbean Air Rally Ambassador

Brian PoundBrian (left) is a Canadian Owner and Pilot Association Chapter 57 director (COPA). In 2014 Brian Pound and co-pilot Brian Pinsent from New Brunswick wan the Governor General’s Cup trophy. Brian is a passionate pilot with thousands of flying hours in record, across Canada and Internationally.  Brian Pound is always there for others, ready to answer the call for a goodwill mission to take people or four-legged passengers to the sky!  Sharing his passion for flying is what he likes most during the Caribbean Air Rally.