Winter Operations

The following article presents some key points outlined in a recent RFC-sponsored Transport Canada seminar by Michel Treskin, Civil Aviation Safety Inspector, on operating aircraft during the winter (as well as some extra points from various sources).

Winter flying is safe, but as we all should know, ‘safe’ does not mean ‘risk-free.’ Learn to manage the extra risks of winter flying to fly safely all year round.

New to winter ops? Get a “winter operations” briefing at the RFC and consider going up with an instructor, and always consult your A.I.P. Canada publication

Conflict Resolution Within the Circuit

The circuit above an airport is designed with the orderly flow of traffic in mind. However, there are always circumstances that can lead to potential conflicts between aircraft within the circuit, and pilots must always be vigilant to be able to detect conflicts early to begin resolving them as soon as possible.