Upcoming Seminars

Upcoming Transport Canada Civil Aviation Safety Seminars in Ontario

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, Standards & Co-ordination) at (416) 952-3858 or will.boles@tc.gc.ca

These seminars are free.

Saturday, September 6, 2014 – "Safety Seminar for Pilots and Owners"

Eagle Aircraft Inc. Hangar, Parry Sound Area Municipal Airport (CNK4), 5 Humphrey Drive, Seguin, Ontario P2A 2W8. The seminar will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

This two-part seminar provides valuable information for both pilots and owners. Transport Canada's John Greer (Civil Aviation Safety Inspector, Flight Operations) presents the first half of the seminar and provides tips for good airmanship, reviews a Transportation Safety Board of Canada accident case study on "get-home-it is" as well as providing a review of circuit procedures. Transport Canada's Peter Verbree (Civil Aviation Safety Inspector, Airworthiness) then speaks for the second half of the seminar, providing a better understanding of aircraft owner's requirements.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 – "Laser Attacks" & "Pilot Decision-Making and Risk Management"

Transport Canada Regional Office, 4900 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M2N 6A5 (one set of traffic lights north of the Yonge/Sheppard intersection, north of the 401 Highway). Please bring photo identification with you for entry into the building. The seminar will run from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Chris Stevens (NAV CANADA Area Control Centre Shift Manager/Tower Manager for CYOO/CYKZ) will give a short presentation on Laser Attacks ("When Aircraft are Targeted by Laser Pointers"). Transport Canada's Mark Dixon (Acting Technical Team Lead, Flight Operations – East) will then provide a scenario-based safety presentation covering a variety of normal, abnormal and emergency decision-making scenarios geared towards reducing flight operations risk. This interactive presentation will sharpen your decision-making skills and increase your awareness of flight risks.

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

EAA Chapter 65 Club House, Stoney Creek Airport (CPF6), 684 Mud Street East, Stoney Creek, Ontario L8J 3C9. The seminar will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Transport Canada's Mike Skoczen (Civil Aviation Safety Inspector, Airworthiness) will present a two-part safety seminar hosted in the EAA Chapter 65 Club House at the Stoney Creek Airport (CPF6). The first part, "Maintenance Responsibilities for Aircraft Owners" will cover the basics of owner responsibilities, maintenance schedules and log entries. The second part of the seminar, "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.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 – "Summer Safety Seminar"

Windsor Flying Club, #105, 2600 Airport Road, Windsor, Ontario N8V 1A1. The seminar will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Transport Canada's Brenda Frame (Civil Aviation Safety Inspector, Flight Operations) will provide tips for good airmanship, reviews a Transportation Safety Board of Canada accident case study on "get-home-it is" as well as providing a review of circuit procedures.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 – "Laser Attacks" & "Flight Preparations – Recency vs. Currency vs. Proficiency"

Waterloo-Wellington Flight Centre, Regional of Waterloo International Airport (CYKF), Unit 3, 4881 Fountain Street North, Breslau, Ontario N0B 1M0. The seminar will run from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Chris Stevens (NAV CANADA Area Control Centre Shift Manager/Tower Manager for CYOO/CYKZ) will give a short presentation on Laser Attacks ("When Aircraft are Targeted by Laser Pointers"). Transport Canada's Henri de Bruyn (Civil Aviation Safety Inspector, Flight Operations – West) will then present an interesting, informative and educational review of the common problems and weaknesses from all levels of the pilot flight tests and exams including some examples of what happened during the flights. This process will show why these incidents occurred and what to do to reduce exposure to similar incidents. Just because you are recent doesn't mean you are current… and even if you are current, it doesn't mean you are proficient.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 – "Getting You and Your Aircraft Ready for Winter"

Kingston Flying Club, Kingston Airport (CYGK), 1040 Len Birchall Way, Kingston, Ontario K7M 9A1. The seminar will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Join Transport Canada's Will Boles (Civil Aviation Safety Inspector, Standards & Co-ordination) as he presents a seasonal review of best practices for getting you and your aircraft ready for winter flying and its challenges. You don't have to park your aircraft when the temperature drops below zero!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 – "An Evening with NAV CANADA"

Transport Canada Regional Office, 4900 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M2N 6A5 (one set of traffic lights north of the Yonge/Sheppard intersection, north of the 401 Highway). Please bring photo identification with you for entry into the building. The seminar will run from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

NAV CANADA's Rob Elford (an Aviation Briefer from the London Flight Information Centre) will present a virtual tour of the London Flight Information Centre and the various services and aviation weather products offered there. He will outline how to get an aviation weather briefing, the flight planning process and how to file a flight plan. The presentation will also look at unusual weather phenomena common to each of the various seasons such as snow streamers off of the Great Lakes, seasonal fog, etc.

Transport Canada Civil Aviation 2015 Ontario Region Safety Seminars

Wednesday January 21, 2015 – "Laser Attacks" & "Pilot Decision-Making and Risk Management"

Georgian College, Founder's Building (B), One Georgian Drive, Barrie, Ontario L4M 3X9. The seminar will run from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Chris Stevens (NAV CANADA Area Control Centre Shift Manager/Tower Manager for CYOO/CYKZ) will give a short presentation on Laser Attacks ("When Aircraft are Targeted by Laser Pointers"). A Transport Canada Civil Aviation Safety Inspector will then provide a scenario-based safety presentation covering a variety of normal, abnormal and emergency decision-making scenarios geared towards reducing flight operations risk. This interactive presentation will sharpen your decision-making skills and increase your awareness of flight risks.

Wednesday February 18, 2015 – Program to be announced

Transport Canada Regional Office, 4900 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M2N 6A5 (one set of traffic lights north of the Yonge/Sheppard intersection, north of the 401 Highway). Please bring photo identification with you for entry into the building. The seminar will run from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday April 15, 2015 – Program to be announced

Transport Canada Regional Office, 4900 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M2N 6A5 (one set of traffic lights north of the Yonge/Sheppard intersection, north of the 401 Highway). Please bring photo identification with you for entry into the building. The seminar will run from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday May 20, 2015 – Program to be announced

Royal Canadian Air Force Association 420 Wing, 1000 Stevenson Road North, Oshawa, Ontario L1J 5P5. The seminar will run from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.