General aviation safety poster gallery

From: Transport Canada

These posters raise awareness on key safety issues that affect the general aviation community. Browse the topics, then order or print a poster for your local flying club.

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Best practices

UNSAR costs are unreal...


(PDF 3230 Kb, 8.5" x 11")

Text description of the poster

This poster shows 4 different scenarios where an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) has been activated:

  • Scenario 1 shows an ELT signal coming from an airplane in a hangar
  • Scenario 2 shows an ELT signal coming from a floatplane on the water, not inflight, with a man fishing standing beside the plane
  • Scenario 3 shows an ELT signal coming from a delivery truck, while a helicopter flies in the sky above
  • Scenario 4 shows an ELT signal coming from a plane that has crashed on the ground in the forest

This poster also includes the following text:

Which one is real? An UNSAR is an unnecessary search and rescue alert. To prevent an UNSAR, immediately report any accidental ELT activation to the NAV CANADA National Operations Center (NOC) by calling (toll-free) 1 866 651-9053


Snowbirds can fly over Parliament Hill... You can’t

(PDF 942 Kb, 8.5" x 11")

Text description of the poster

This poster shows the snowbirds flying over Parliament Hill during an airshow. A small aircraft is flying as well. It includes the following text:

Know the RESTRICTED AREAS (CYRs) on your route! For information on CYR 537 (Parliament Hill), CYR 538 (Rideau Hall) and all other CYRs and specially designated airspace in Canada, consult the Designated Airspace Handbook at www.navcanada.ca



Safety in the air starts on the ground (maintenance)

(PDF 545 Kb, 8.5" x 11")

Text description of the poster

This poster shows a person working on an airplane engine.


Safety in the air starts on the ground (inspection)

(PDF 412 Kb, 8.5" x 11")

Text description of the poster

This poster shows a person inspecting an airplane.


Where did it come from? Where is it going?

(PDF 368 Kb, 8.5" x 11")

Text description of the poster

This poster shows a single bolt.


Rise high with safety


(PDF 611 Kb, 8.5" x 11")

Text description of the poster

This poster shows a hot air balloon rising in the sky.


The walk from A to B could take... the rest of your life!

(PDF 331 Kb, 8.5" x 11")

Text description of the poster

This poster shows an airplane with footsteps crossing from a letter A to a letter B. The poster shows that letter B is cut up by the airplane’s propeller.


Incorrect loading can have an impact!

(PDF 441 Kb, 8.5" x 11")

Text description of the poster

This poster shows a floatplane flying at a steep angle.



VFR circuit procedures at uncontrolled aerodromes

(PDF 422 Kb, 18" x 21.99")

Text description of the poster

2 illustrations:

  1. This illustration is an overhead view of a standard left hand circuit depicting ATF and MF departure and circuit joining options.
  2. This shows a three dimensional illustration of a standard left hand circuit depicting ATF and MF departure and circuit joining options with specific instructions for each.

Flight planning

Cats can see in the dark... You can’t

(PDF 1710 Kb, 8.5" x 10.39")

Text description of the poster

This poster shows a cat jumping over trees in the moonlight while a small aircraft is flying. It also includes the following text:

Be aware of the hazards of night flying


Safety in flight begins with the preflight

(PDF 586 Kb, 8.5" x 11")

Text description of the poster

This poster shows an aircraft with similarly colored inlet plugs, and an aircraft with red warnings flags and contrasting engine inlet plugs, reminding the pilot to remove them before takeoff. It also includes the following text:

  • Failure to remove external engine covers or flight control locks can result in:
    • Loss of engine or control after takeoff
    • Destructive oil and cylinder temps
    • Low-to-zero oil pressure
    • Reduced engine power
    • Costly engine overheat damage
    • Reduced engine time to overhaul
  • Failure to notice non-contrasting protective covers during the preflight inspection resulted in costly unscheduled engine removal after landing Safety suggestions:
  • Make covers visible from the cockpit and using contrasting colours, which provides a good safety screen
  • Warning flags and contrasting colour can be effective attention-getters on external covers and control locks

Day VFR pilots— don’t leave yourself in the dark.

(PDF 485 Kb, 8.5" x 11")

Text description of the poster

This poster shows a general aviation aircraft on a runway, as the sun is beginning to set. It also includes the following text:

Plan ahead. Before you run out of time, fuel, daylight and ideas, land and stay the night.


Don’t fly high.


(PDF 1.06 Mb, 8.5" x 11")

Text description of the poster

Half of the poster shows a small aircraft flying and the other half shows smoke. This poster also includes the following text: Don’t fly high.


Don’t fly high.


(PDF 1.23 Mb, 8.5" x 11")

Text description of the poster

Half of the poster shows a small aircraft flying and the other half shows smoke. This poster also includes the following text: Don’t fly high.


Canada's airspace: Information on airspace classification and structure

(PDF 376 Kb, 8.25" x 13.2")

Text description of the poster

This poster shows the airspace classification and structure of Canada’s airspace.

This information has been produced by Civil Aviation to provide a better understanding of the airspace classification system in Canada. For more details on the airspace structure and classification, please refer to:

  • Division I of Subpart 601 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs)
  • Airspace Structure, Classification and Use
  • Designated Airspace Handbook (DAH), TP 1820

Classification

Canadian Domestic Airspace (CDA) has seven classifications. The application of any classification to an airspace structure determines the operating rules, the level of ATC service provided within the structure and, in some instances, communications and equipment requirements.

Structure

The airspace structure defines the physical dimensions of the elements into which the airspace is divided, such as control zones (CZ), terminal control areas (TCA), control area extensions (CAE) and airways.


Situational awareness

Everything moves at an airport! Be alert! Runway

(PDF 876 Kb, 8.24" x 11")

Text description of the poster

This poster shows an aerial view of a busy airport, which includes several potential runway incursions scenarios and other dangers on and around runways, including the dangers on and around runways, taxiways, aprons and on final approach.

Examples include:

  • helicopter near runway
  • two aircraft crossing paths on the same runway

Authorized? Be sure! Runway incursions are real!

(PDF 880 Kb, 8" x 10.68")

Text description of the poster

This poster shows a general aviation aircraft that is just about to cross a runway hold line with a commuter-type aircraft landing on same runway.


Weather

VFR flight Into adverse weather can be deadly

(PDF 374 Kb, 8.5" x 11")

Text description of the poster

This poster shows dark storm clouds in the sky. It also includes the following text:

  • It’s better to arrive a little late in this world, than early in the next!

It will pass…wait it out!


(PDF 365 Kb, 8.5" x 11")

Text description of the poster

This poster shows dark storm clouds in the sky.


Make your weather decision while you still have a choice.

(PDF 443 Kb, 8.5" x 11")

Text description of the poster

This poster shows various general aviation aircraft on a runway. It also includes the following text:

  • It’s better to arrive a little late in this world, than early in the next!
  • Be a wise pilot
  • Before takeoff:
    • Get all available weather information.
    • Prepare for the worst and plan alternatives.
    • File a flight plan, or flight itinerary.
    • Leave a margin for error or the unexpected— take ample fuel reserves.
  • While airborne:
    • Keep an eye on the weather.
    • Monitor broadcasts and ask for updates.
    • Don’t push your limits.
    • Make your diversion or land decision early.

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