Aviation Safety Letter: Issue 3/2022

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Transport Canada (TC) launches three-year air taxi safety campaign in response to TSB recommendation A19-02

703-air taxi sector, TSB report A15H0001, three-year aviation safety campaign, TC to collaborate with industry associations, promotional products.

Important notice: 2022-2023 Flight Crew Recency Requirements Self-Paced Study Program

No longer published in its entirety in the ASL, exam available online only.


Taxiway name changes at Halifax (CYHZ) to prevent ATC errors

Taxiway Delta is now only the portion between Runway 05/23 and Apron I, Taxi Kilo is now the portion between Runway 05/23 and Runway 14/32.

Aviation occupational health and safety essentials

Canadian Labour Code, incident-free workplace, compliant occupational health and safety (OHS) program, worker rights.


TSB Final Report A21Q0052—Collision with a lawn tractor during landing

Nanchang CJ6A, pilots to obtain permission to use an aerodrome when permission is required, individuals working near a runway must remain vigilant. (See PDF for condensed version)

TSB Final Report A21W0071—Collision with terrain

Mooney M20C, flying VFR in marginal weather, plan ahead. (See PDF for condensed version)


TSB Final Report A21Q0007—Loss of control and collision with terrain

Wag-A-Bond (amateur-built aircraft), flaps at maximum setting limited acceleration during initial climb, watch for warning signs that stall is imminent. (See PDF for condensed version)

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ISSN: 0709-8103
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