The Aeronautical Information Manual, AIM, is a Transport Canada document published twice a year for Canadian pilots and air traffic controllers. It is a single source document containing information from various regulations, manuals, and guides. It is an excellent resource for new pilots and experienced pilots looking for a refresh. Download the most current version […]
On February 12, 2009, at around 10:20 PM a Dash 8 Q400 operated by the regional airline Colgan Air for Continental Airlines crashed near Clarance Center, New York killing all 49 passengers and crew, plus one person on the ground. The investigation that followed identified many causes, but there was one area that made a big impact on US aviation laws – fatigue.
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.
This September Transport Canada has finally tabled a proposal to change existing fatigue rules for flight crew. These new rules are meant to be more inline with the science of fatigue and follow the lead of other countries. Other countries that have already made changes to their fatigue rules include Australia, the United Sates, India, […]
Reduced Vertical Separation Minima, RVSM, is an established airspace that allow aircraft to operate between FL290 and FL410 at 1000′ vertical separation. Aircraft flying above FL410 must maintain 2000′ separation and aircraft below FL290 can maintain 1000′ separation regardless of RVSM. RVSM airspace is not available everywhere. Why do we need RVSM? As aircraft began […]