Pilot Incapacitation

 

The Australian Safety Bureau has published an interesting report on Pilot Incapacitation from data collected between 2010 and 2014. The data included incidents reported in Australia and on Australian registered aircraft.

Pilot incapacitation is when a pilot is unable to continue their duties due to a medical related issue or a change in the working environment. This can range from full incapacitation, being unable to perform any duties, to partial incapacitation where a pilot is able to perform limited duties. Continue reading Pilot Incapacitation

Tell your MP why fatigue rules are important

We are just under a week away from the new Canadian Liberal government announcing Justin Trudeau’s cabinet. When the cabinet is announced, it will be important to remind the new Minster of Transport, and your local MP, about how significant revisions to the current pilot fatigue rules are. Continue reading Tell your MP why fatigue rules are important

NTSB report on Gulfstream IV overrun

The National Transportation Safety Board of the United States recently released the accident report for a Gulfstream IV that overran during a rejected takeoff at Laurence G. Hanscom Field (BED), Bedford, Massachusetts. This was a highly publicized accident because one of the passengers was Lewis Katz. Continue reading NTSB report on Gulfstream IV overrun

Sunscreen & Sunglasses are a Must for Pilots

The danger of sun exposure is proven and is understood by most people. Being exposed to the sun, and its ultraviolet (UV) radiation can have short and long term effects. There is a direct link between sun exposure and certain times of skin cancer and eye damage. Continue reading Sunscreen & Sunglasses are a Must for Pilots