Aviation Safety Letter: Issue 2/2022

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Return to flying after COVID

Resurface from COVID lockdowns, aircraft safe and sound for flight.

How to recover an ultralight aircraft off-field

What happens during the event and how to perform an off-field light aircraft recovery.


What is windshear and how do I effectively recover?

Rapidly changing wind, both recognition and recovery skills are critical in any windshear encounter, improve recognition skills.

TSB Final Report A19Q0107—Collision with trees

De Havilland DHC-2 Mk. I Beaver floatplane, effective pre-flight planning, set clear limits, adverse weather conditions, mountainous area at very low altitude. (See PDF for condensed version)


TSB Final Report A19O0089—Loss of control and collision with terrain

Float-equipped de Havilland DHC-2 MK. I Beaver, fuel selector set to the rear tank position, which did not contain sufficient fuel, engine lost power during the initial climb. (See PDF for condensed version)

TSB Final Report A20O0053—Mid-air collision

Champion 7GCB aircraft equipped with floats, VFR in uncontrolled airspace, see-and-avoid principle. (See PDF for condensed version)



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