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Becoming an instructor, engaging in critical self-reflection.
The prestigious 2022 DCAM (David Charles Abramson Memorial) Flight Instructor Safety Award was presented to Mr. Dale Nielsen, of Chinook Helicopters, Fixed Wing Division, Abbotsford, British Columbia by Mr. Adam Wright at Air Transport Association of Canada’s Annual Canadian Aviation Conference and Tradeshow on November 16 at the Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver.
Approach procedures that offer localizer performance with vertical guidance (LPV) minima are found at many airports across Canada. Despite the occasional challenge, LPV procedures continue to markedly increase airport accessibility and offer pilots and aircraft operators a safe way to carry out vertically guided approaches to many runways in Canada.
Canadian airshows, or “special aviation events,” truly do come in all shapes and sizes and are as diverse as aviation and the people attending. CAR 603.01 states that you cannot conduct a special aviation event other than a fly-in unless you have been issued and comply with the conditions of a special flight operations certificate (SFOC). Not sure whether your aviation event needs an SFOC? As with most things in aviation, if you aren’t sure, ask the experts!
Night visual flight rules (VFR), night flying accidents involving private pilots, instrument flying, night flying instruction, instructor’s experience, helicopter equipment, pilot decision-making.
What are the requirements to maintain a safe and legal distance vertically above the highest obstacles and what is the minimum horizontal distance from those obstacles? Refer to CAR 602.14 (2) (a). It’s important to remember that as the pilot in command (PIC), it is your responsibility to know the regulations and to follow clearances and instructions from air traffic control only if it is safe to do so.
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The challenges of conducting operations on wet and contaminated runways was recognized by the international aviation community as a critical safety issue that needed to be addressed. Takeoff and Landing Performance Assessment (TALPA), Global reporting format (GRF) for reporting runway surface conditions, Runway Condition Assessment Matrix (RCAM), the importance of braking action reports, limitations and shortcomings, TCCA publishes new guidance material.
Cessna 208 Caravan. Continued flight under VFR into areas with reduced visual cues, such as areas with deteriorating weather or whiteout conditions, can lead to spatial disorientation and potentially a loss of control. All pilots—no matter how experienced they are—need to plan ahead and consider strategies to avoid such conditions, as well as have alternate plans should such conditions be encountered. (See PDF for condensed version).
Bell Textron Inc. 206B JetRanger II (Bell 206B helicopter). Pilots are reminded that flying an aircraft at low altitude leaves little margin for error and decreases the time and altitude available to effectively manage any unanticipated aircraft state. (See PDF for condensed version)
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