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Call sign confusion was formally identified as one of NAV CANADA’s top operational safety risks as far back as 2018 and has remained a risk since that time. This risk, which is not limited to Canada, is a contributing factor in some safety-related events.
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Miscommunications can happen between even the most experienced professionals. Increasing awareness of some of the potential miscommunication errors identified as contributing hazards in safety events may prevent them from reoccurring.
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The cold weather is upon us and so is the season for de-icing and anti-icing.
Mooney M20K (Mooney 231) aircraft, pilots must be diligent when checking the weather before a flight by consulting all available weather resources, including NAV CANADA flight information centres, and reviewing all available weather products, including pilot reports and special weather reports, for the area of the planned flight. (See PDF for condensed version).
Cessna 172 aircraft, pilots are reminded of the importance of consulting available navigational charts when flight planning and in flight so as to avoid colliding with obstacles identified on those charts. (See PDF for condensed version).
Piper Cherokee PA-28-140, continued flight under night VFR into areas with reduced visual cues, such as areas with limited cultural lighting or deteriorating weather, can lead to spatial disorientation and 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).
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