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Upcoming Seminars

Upcoming Transport Canada Civil Aviation Safety Seminars

Attendance will satisfy your recurrent training requirement 
as per CARs Standard 421.05 (2).

These seminars are free.

Location: 3rd floor auditorium, 4900 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON
(one set of traffic lights north of the Yonge Street/Sheppard Avenue intersection, north of the 401 highway)
Please bring photo identification with you for entry into the building
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - Personal Locators - A Life Saver

Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) provide a means to achieve regulatory compliance. With the advent of consumer-focused satellite technology, a variety of manufacturers have "find me" technologies which can augment ELTs. Delivering a secondary and resilient technology solution, these small devices can provide the pilot, their family and friends with peace of mind. With alerting and tracking capabilities, these pocket-sized dynamos provide additional capabilities which can enhance our safety while providing real-time information to people on the ground. Phil Lightstone (from the Buttonville Flying Club) will examine the available technologies and their practical applications. In addition, Stephanie Rankine (of SmartPilot.ca) will showcase her organization’s website, focussing on some of the safety-related information, videos and interactive courses available there.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Annual Return to Flying on Floats

Come out for an educational and informative evening exploring the water-flying world where water-soaked floats and hulls are treated as standard operating procedure. Transport Canada’s Paul Baldasaro will speak about some of the safety issues related to floatplane and seaplane operations in the water-flying world, providing valuable information and reminders for both general aviation pilots and commercial pilots. James (Jim) Duggan (an aviation lawyer) will speak on various aspects of aviation law as they relate to the floatplane world. Stephanie Rankine (of SmartPilot.ca) will showcase her organization’s website, focussing on the various safety-related float-flying information, videos and interactive courses available there.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - Aging Aircraft Issues for Owners and Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AMEs)

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (Dome Auditorium) , Hamilton (Mount Hope), ON (fly in to CYHM, weather-permitting)

With many General Aviation aircraft built over 30 years ago, AMEs and aircraft owners must consider the aircraft’s maintenance program needs outside of the annual inspection.  Wayne Juniper, of the Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Association of Ontario, will explain how the aircraft’s maintenance program should be given special consideration at future inspections as it relates to aging aircraft issues.

Saturday, September 27, 2014- Transport Canada Aviation Safety Seminar for Owners of Amateur-built Aircraft

Mike Skoczen, Transport Canada Civil Aviation Safety Inspector – Airworthiness will present a two-part safety seminar to be hosted at the Stoney Creek Airport (CPF6) in the EAA 65 club house. The first part, “Maintenance Responsibilities for Aircraft Owners” will cover the basics of owner responsibilities, maintenance schedules and log entries. The second part, “Flying the First 25 Hours” will discuss preparations for the aircraft’s first flight, identifying and mitigating risks, conducting the first flight and what to do during the first 25 hours. The seminar will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Our future Monthly Aviation Safety Seminar dates include:

  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014
  • Saturday, September 27, 2014
  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - Waterloo Wellington Flying Club Hangar, Kitchener/Waterloo Regional Airport (CYKF) 
  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Transport Canada Civil Aviation
2014 Ontario Region Safety Seminar

Attendees will qualify for the 2-year recency requirement as per (CAR) 421.05(2)(b) http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/regserv/cars/part4-standards-421-1086.htm

For further information, please contact Will Boles, Civil Aviation Safety Inspector at (416) 952-3858 or will.boles@tc.gc.ca.

Date Location Local  Contact   Transport Canada Presenter Topic
Saturday
May 31,  2014
10:00 to 12:00
Chatham –Kent Municipal Airport (CNZ3) Gerrit Van Vrouwerff gerritvan@aol.com
Kent Flying Machines (RAA Chapter 4975)
Duncan Chalmers Civil Aviation Safety Inspector – Flight Operations Transport Canada “Rust Remover” Spring 2014
Saturday 
June 21, 2014
14:00 to 15:30
Seminar A COPA Annual General Meeting Peterborough Municipal Airport 925 Airport Road Peterborough, ON Hubert Wren
copa2014agm@nexicom.net
Mark Dixon Acting Technical Team Lead – Flight Operations Pilot Decision-Making and Risk Management
Saturday June 28, 2014 10:00 to 12:00 Tillsonburg Airport (CNQ4) Annette Murray AMurray@tillsonburg.ca Duncan Chalmers
Civil Aviation Safety Inspector – Flight Operations
Transport Canada “Rust Remover” Spring 2014
Saturday
July 19, 2014
10:00 to 12:00
Terminal Building Midland/Huronia Airport 20 Ed Connelly Drive Tiny, ON John Smith
manager@huroniaairport.com
John Greer Civil Aviation Safety Inspector – Flight Operations Transport Canada “Rust Remover” Spring 2014
Saturday
July 19, 2014
13:00 to 15:00
St. Catharines Flying Club Evan’s Room St. Catharines (Niagara District) Airport 68 Niagara Stone Road Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON Mike Neave
m.neave@hotmail.com
Brenda Frame Civil Aviation Safety Inspector – Flight Operations Transport Canada “Rust Remover” Spring 2014
Saturday 
August 16, 2014
10:00 to 12:00
Ultralight Pilots Association of Canada Convention Plattsville (Lubitz Flying Field - CLB2) Kathy Lubitz
Klubitz@upac.ca
Brenda Frame Civil Aviation Safety Inspector – Flight Operations Transport Canada Summer Safety Seminar