Robert Piché

Captain, Speaker and Adventurer

Captain Robert Piché

Captain Robert Piché

Captain Robert Piché made international headlines after an emergency landing of a flight, Toronto- Lisbonne, that ran out of fuel over the Atlantic Ocean with 304 people on board.

Captain Piché was in command of a A-330 Airbus carrying 291 passengers and 13 crew members. He was forced to perform an emergency landing without engines in the Azores, Portugal.

After 18 minutes of gliding Captain Piché and his crew managed a successful landing. This endeavor is considered to be the greatest achievement in the world of modern aviation.

Those who knew Captain Robert Piché instantly reacted the same way when they heard radio and TV reports that the pilot of an Air Transat Airbus A330 had just made an emergency landing in the Azores after running out of fuel - and that all 291 passengers and 13 crew members were safe and sound. None of them were surprised to hear that he was the pilot on flight TS-236 because he was no stranger to turbulence.

Inspiring Speaker: When the impossible becomes reality

Inspiring speaker

When the impossible becomes reality!
Captain Piché's exploit is considered by many to be the greatest achievement of modern aviation. He faced a life or death situation with his crew, his own skills and his flying experience.

As he says since, he only did his job!
True, but what are the factors that allow one to avoid a disaster in such a situation?

Captain Piché's keynote explains how he managed to succeed with only 30% of the plane's capacity instead of worrying about the 70% that he had lost. Amazing things can be achieved through belief and determination. Captain Piché is an inspiration to all audiences.

You have a project you would like to discuss?

It's a chance to hear Captain Piché at least once in your life. His story is unique and fascinating. You may have read the book or seen the movie, but there is nothing as powerful as to hearing the story with the true emotion of the key player.


Whether your team needs inspiration to face the coming changes or congratulations for the work done, Captain Piché will touch and inspire on both personal and professional aspects.


If you believe it, the others will follow you and the solution will impose itself

Decision making

In crisis situation or change, decision making becomes essential; crucial if your life depends on it.

Stress management

How to successfully manage our own stress when we know better than anyone that the results are nothing less than the death of 304 people.


How to communicate your orders to a crew and prevent panic get to them when each person is facing her own death.

Leadership & Responsibilities

The importance of taking the lead and assume a leadership role.


When technology lets us down, that does not remove our experience and this is priceless.

I would say that Robert Piché is one of the best storytellers I heard. His lecture is delivered as if we were a group of friends with whom he speaks in a living room ...

It needs no artifice, no support other than itself so it is warm and endearing ...

Outstanding !!!!!

Manuel Hurtubise

Manuel Hurtubise Productions
Manuel Hurtubise
Productions Manuel Hurtubise inc.
Photo by Frederic Blanchet Photographer
Elisa Benard - passenger 1K

To my captain, as always, I say thank you! Because of your life experiences, because of your strength, because of your skill, because of your courage, because of your faith in yourself and your craft, we all made it through that fateful day.

For you by example have shown us that out of a bad situation a lot of good can come. Greatness isn't born, it is attained. It is from extraordinary circumstances that extraordinary people are made, and you, my dear Captain Piche, are extraordinary. Thank you for all that you are and all that you continue to be.

Yours most sincerely,

Elisa Benard - passenger 1K
Thank you so much for your contribution at this year Flight Operational Forum Norway(FoF), as you can see the participants gave you a very very good feedback. Before, the best score was 1.0, you got 1.82 and was rated the best!

Best regards! Thanks for sharing.

Morten Kjellesvig
Manager / Daglig leder FoF
Oslo, Norway
Morten Kjellesvig

Did you know that experts estimated that Captain Piché had 3 chances out of 7 million for that event happening to him like it did? A major fuel leak at night, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean on a aircraft latest technology with over 300 people on board. That says it all!


In 15 years as a speaker, Captain Piché has been successful in almost every industry, here's a preview:

  • Aeronautics
  • Associations
  • Banks and credit unions
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Construction
  • Doctors
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Event
  • Finances
  • Food
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Media
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Real Estate
  • Services
  • Technologies
  • Training
  • Transport network
  • Traveling

In August 2002, Captain Piché and First Officer De Jager received the Superior Airmanship Award from Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) in Washington, USA. This award acknowledges their extraordinary pilot abilities as well as the professionalism they demonstrated in such adversity.

Give your people the chance to meet Captain Piché personally!

If your schedule allows it, Captain Piché will be happy to stay available after the conference to meet with your participants. Whether it is for a book signing, to shake hands, ask him a question or take a picture, Captain Piché is very generous of his time; an added bonus for your participants!


Have a question, comment or a project you would like to discuss, please contact us now:

Julie Desgagnés

Manager Captain Robert Piché | 514-883-2825 | 1-347-201-8932

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