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Fred Wilson
Joined: 10 Dec 2014
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 06:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of us have at least a bit of a grasp of the following
But since the Transport Canada Air Transportation (new name) website is so big, and hard to find your way around in...
I am posting quick links to various Government of Canada / Transport Canada Safety Related Links here.

Drop in here on some rain days and check or improve your knowledge in these areas at your leisure.

Transportation Safety Board of Canada

Transportation Safety Board of Canada Contacts
Investigation Process
The Transport Canada Aviation Safety CONFIDENTIAL REPORTING SYSTEM

CARs Subpart 7 - Reporting of Aviation Occurrences
Transport Canada Air Aviation Emergencies and Incident Reporting
Transport Canada Civil Aviation Issues Reporting System (CAIRS)
Securitas Confidential Transportation Safety Reporting Program 800-567-6865 TOLL FREE; 800-387-3557

Canada Evidence Act

Aeronautics Act

Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board Act
Aviation Enforcement and Punitive Action
Transportation Safety Board Regulations
Reportable Aviation Accidents and Incidents

Division IV - Designated Provisions

CARs 103.08 Designated Provisions
Schedule of Designated Provisions (Fines)
Division V - Preservation and Return of Evidence or Aircraft

Aviation Terminology Standardization

Pilot Aviation Abbreviations

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Fred Wilson
Joined: 10 Dec 2014
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 03:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I encourage Clubs to contact Nav Canada to put HG delta symbols on VFR Charts to identify our high profile sites.
See: http://www.paraglidingforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=29825

Clubs are recommended to prepare regional Hang Gliding and Paragliding Activity documents to submit to their local FIC

Nth OK http://www.flyok.ca/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=561

Sth OK http://www.flyok.ca/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=560

Kamloops http://www.flyok.ca/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=559

Kootenays: http://www.members.shaw.ca/ahpgc/KootenayHgPgActivity.html

East Kootenays / Columbia Valley Trench: http://www.members.shaw.ca/ahpgc/EastKootenayHgPgActivity.html

Article on modern On-demand pulse Oxygen System sources.

The effects of High Altitude Flight here and here
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Fred Wilson
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 07:29 pm    Post subject: Initiate S&R by FIC, not by dialling 911 in Canada Reply with quote

911 should not be called for Hang Gliding and Paragliding or PPG /PHG aviation Search and Rescue in Canada.

(A Local Volunteer S&R was overwhelmed with the demands on their resources recently.)

The appropriate agency to initiate this is Flight Information Centre (FIC)
1-866-992-7433 (1-866-WXBRIEF) (Canada wide, it routes you to your nearest regional FIC.) (1-866-GOMÉTÉO in French)
1-866-541-4101 locks you into Kamloops FIC for BC wide services.

From: http://www.navcanada.ca/NavCanada.asp?Language=en&Content=ContentDefinitionFiles/Services/ANSPrograms/FIC/FlightInformationServices/default.xml#Emergency

“In the event of an aircraft emergency, pilots can request emergency services by contacting the FIC via an enroute frequency or any other NAV CANADA operational facilities.

Specialists at the FIC offer VFR alerting services, conduct communication searches, and notify Search and Rescue (SAR) in the event of an overdue flight.”

FIC can then contact the RCMP and as appropriate CASARA: http://www.casara.ca/

FIC can also initiate response by the (British Columbia example) Provincial Emergency Program’s (PEP) http://www.pep.gov.bc.ca PEPAIR.
See: http://www.pep.gov.bc.ca/hazard_preparedness/PEPAir_Information.html and http://www.embc-air.org/

All these levels of S&R responses initiated by FIC can implement Federal and Provincial Funding for these incidents.

Seondly, S&R via 911 has been known to charge victims - examples include some skiiers that skiid out of bounds locally... given extended reasons such as this.

There is no record of any aviation S&R initiated by FIC resulting in charges to the victim.

In fact, Jim DelaHunt (WCSC President) stated CASARA complained to him because we were not calling them out enough.
- Guess they have to justify annual Federal Funding like any other agency! Rolling Eyes

Just so you know.
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