Aviation Safety Letter: Issue 1/2022

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Professionalism in flight training

Culture of the instructor and school are the number one influence on student professionalism.

TSB Final Report A20C0016—Runway excursion

Fairchild SA227-DC Metro 23, Challenge-and-response checklists, interrupted and not completed, power levers not being pulled. (See PDF for condensed version)


TSB Final Report A20A0027—Loss of control and collision with terrain

Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter, landing and taking off in a confined area presents unique challenges, critical wind azimuth regions, unanticipated yaw. (See PDF for condensed version)

TSB Final Report A21O0006—Loss of control and collision with terrain

Blackshape S.P.A. Prime BS100 aircraft, low altitude and low airspeed during the initial climb, turn-back manoeuvres, high level of risk. (See PDF for condensed version)


2022-2023 Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) Recency Requirements Self-Paced Study Program



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ISSN: 0709-8103 TP 185E