January 11, 2023—Pre-flight fuel and oil requirements corrected for Cessna 172.
December 8, 2022—Flight Safety Rules and Procedures first published on the company website.
Before each flight, student pilots shall contact the Kamloops Flight Information Centre at 1-866-992-7433 (WX BRIEF) and obtain a pilot briefing. From this briefing, a student must determine forecast cloud layers, visibility, wind, temperature, turbulence, SIGMETS (Significant Weather Reports) and NOTAMs (Notice to Airmen) for the departure and destination airport, and the proposed training area or route.
Prior to each training flight (dual or solo), student pilots shall examine the aircraft Journey Log and the Acadia College Aircraft Status Board to ensure they have knowledge of any current deferred aircraft defects.
Prior to conducting pre-flight servicing or inspection of training aircraft, student pilots shall ensure the aircraft ignition keys are visibly placed on the aircraft’s glare shield, thereby ensuring the magnetos are switched off.
Prior to each flight student pilots shall calculate the proposed takeoff weight and Centre of Gravity of the training aircraft and record these in a Flight Release Form.
Prior to each training flight (dual or solo), the entry by thee student in the Flight Release Form shall be countersigned by a supervising instructor.
Prior to boarding an aircraft for the purpose of conducting an engine start, student pilots and rental pilots will walkabout the aircraft to visually check the following: fuel cap security, fuel sump valve security (no leaks), tires and brakes (normal appearance, no hydraulic leaks), engine cowling latches (secure), and a last inspection for external airframe damage.
At the termination of each flight, student pilots shall ensure their aircraft is properly positioned and secured so as to prevent collision or wind damage. When a parked aircraft is not under constant and direct supervision by a Flight Instructor or Pilot-in-command, single-engine aircraft must be tied down and the control column secured. In all cases, the control column of an unoccupied aircraft must be secured when the surface winds are in excess of 7 KTS.
At the termination of each training flight, student pilots shall ensure the aircraft start-up and shutdown Hobbs times, and the aircraft takeoff and landing times, are recorded in the Aircraft Journey Log.
See additional weather minima for dual and solo flights over and along the Strait of Georgia, below.
All aircraft defects and unserviceabilities must be immediately reported to the supervising instructor to ensure subsequent flight will not be adversely affected.
For the purpose of safe flight operations, including the possible need for a safety inspection of aircraft, any of the following incidents shall be immediately reported to the supervising instructor:
Students are reminded that incidents are reviewed for the purpose of assessing how the risk of re-occurrence can be minimized. There is no intent to assess blame or fault. Open communication of abnormal occurrence is crucial for effective flight safety.
Except in an emergency, and unless otherwise specified by the Flight Instructor authorizing the flight, the practice areas for all Private Pilot and Recreational Pilot solo training flights is CYA 188 (A)(T).
For all Private Pilot and Recreational Pilot solo training flights, the maximum crosswind component for conducting takeoffs or landings is 10 knots. For all other training flights, takeoffs are prohibited where the wind conditions exceed the maximum demonstrated crosswind component published in the Pilot Operating Handbook or placarded in the aircraft.
The minimum temperature for all training flights originating from Langley Airport is -20° C.
All runway clearances from a Tower Control Unit pertaining to lining up to wait for take off clearance, or a takeoff clearance, must be read back.
All altitude restrictions assigned by a Tower Control Unit must be read back
The landing light of single-engine aircraft shall be turned on during all flights.
In the case of an unscheduled or forced landing, the pilot-in-command (student pilot or instructor) must contact Flight Service, either by radio (121.5 MHz.) or by ground line (the Kamloops Flight Information Centre at 1-866-992-7433—WX BRIEF) and the Chief Flying Instructor. Except in the case of an emergency, no attempt shall be made to take off after an unscheduled or forced landing without the approval of the Chief Flying Instructor.
Except in emergencies, or with prior permission from the Chief Flying Instructor, landings are only permitted at airports certified by Transport Canada.
In accordance with industry standards, Acadia College students and staff engaged in flight training operations are prohibited from using Cannabis and Illegal Drugs at all times, even when not “on-duty” in the workplace or training facilities.
Students in violation of the Canadian Aviation Regulations, Canadian laws regarding criminal or national security, or these Flight Safety Rules and Procedures, are responsible for all damages and injury that result from such violation.