This leaflet addresses safety at flying displays and events and provides guidance for pilots. Originally published by UK CAA, the leaflet was adapted by EGAST for wider use in Europe. The European Airshow Council (EAC) supported this work. The leaflet addresses various important subjects such as managing the risk involved in airshows, planning your display, and practicing and preparing for your display. It also addresses the airshow itself and provides measures to take on the display day and after the display.
This leaflet focusses on In-Flight Icing.
It provides guidance to pilots of non-complex aeroplanes without modern ice protection systems. Topics include icing after landing, effects of icing, propeller icing, pre-flight planning, pre-flight checks and ground de-icing, and typical in-flight icing scenarios.
Actions to be taken when encountering icing are presented in a summary section.
This leaflet focusses on the use of Flight Information Service (FIS). It is intended to assist pilots – particularly VFR pilots – in the correct use of FIS frequencies. As pilots are required to contact FIS at AFIS aerodromes or in certain circumstances such as crossing international borders, this leaflet describes the advantages and limitations of using the service.
The leaflet aims to help light aeroplane pilots recognise situations potentially leading to stall, while also providing generic principles for stall and spin prevention and recovery. Loss of Control Inflight (LoC-I) has been repeatedly identified as the main accident category in light aeroplanes. The stall recovery procedure in the leaflet is consistent with the new standard approach described in the FAA AC 120-109 and EASA Safety Information Bulletin 2013-02, on Stall and Stick Pusher Training.
This leaflet helps pilots in Using Advanced Navigation Technology Safely. The market for on-board navigation technology is evolving quickly. The immediate potential safety benefits are numerous including reduced workload and unprecedented information to enhance situational awareness but may induce overreliance on systems and distraction. This leaflet intends to raise awareness on potential traps and share good practices for better and safer use of advanced technology for navigation in day VFR.
This leaflet deals with bird strikes. Yes, a collision with a nice soft-feathered bird can lead to serious damage; such as a destroyed windshield (that can injure the pilots), clogged air intakes, a broken pitot tube, damaged brake lines, holes or dents in the fuselage or wings… This leaflet was translated from a German AOPA Safety Letter.
This leaflet focusses on piston engine icing. Induction system icing in piston engines is commonly referred to as ‘carburettor icing’. Although that is only one form, such icing can occur at any time, even on warm days, particularly humid ones… If correct action is not taken, the engine may stop, especially at low power settings during approach. This leaflet is intended to assist pilots of carburetted piston engined aircraft operating below 10 000 feet by providing background information and a few practical tips.
This leaflet gives tips to flight close to high grounds (mountain flying). It gives some basic information and advice to pilots of light aircraft who wish to cross ranges of hills or even mountains. As in all flying, pre-flight preparation is essential for success and reading this brochure could be one element of it!
Aviation forecasts are important, and pilots must always expect to meet the forecast conditions.
However, a forecast only describes what is most likely to happen, and pilots must consider other possible scenarios. This leaflet help pilots recognise the approach of worsening weather before they fly into it.
It is generally understood that most accidents are the result of the pilot actions and decisions. This leaflet reviews some of the factors that influence decision making and how pilot's decisions can affect the safety of the flight.
Every flight requires the pilot to make decisions. Some are between two exclusive choices; the ‘go/no-go’ decision. Others require the pilot to work out a course of action from available information. The same factors affect both types of decision.
The priorities for safe flying are ‘Aviate, Navigate, then Communicate’. Whilst this is always true, correct standard radiotelephony phraseology makes an important contribution to the safe and efficient operation of aircraft.
Communication errors and inappropriate use of phraseology continue to feature as contributory factors in aviation incidents and accidents in Europe.
See-and-avoid’ is the main method used to minimise the risk of collision when flying in visual meteorological conditions. It is an integral part of a pilot’s ‘situational awareness’, in other words the skill involved in looking outside the cockpit or flight deck and becoming aware of what is happening around the aircraft. Actively looking for possible traffic and obstacles, for instance.
Safety Management made easy! AERODIAGNOSTIC is a simple and practical tool designed for aeroclubs to support Risk Assessment, Safety Management and learning from experience. The spreadsheet is intended primarily for flying clubs, but can be used also by pilots, flight instructors and safety officers. Originally developed by the Fédération Française Aéronautique (FFA), AERODIAGNOSTIC was translated in English by the Honourable Company of Air Pilots (AirPilots), United Kingdom.
The Institut pour l'Amélioration de la Sécurité Aérienne (IASA), France, published a video on the loss of visual reference and its role in loss of control in flight (LoC-I) accidents. Flying into into adverse weather remains a leading cause of LoC-I accidents in general aviation!
The following link redirects to the Airspace Infringement - Guidance Notes for Pilots web-page of the SkyBrary website.
This section provides resources for the Czech-speaking general aviation pilots, instructors and aeroclubs.
This section provides resources for the Finnish-speaking general aviation pilots, instructors and aeroclubs.
This section provides resources for the French-speaking general aviation pilots, instructors and aeroclubs.
This section provides resources for the German-speaking general aviation pilots, instructors and aeroclubs.
This section provides resources for the Norwegian-speaking general aviation pilots, instructors and aeroclubs.
This section redirects to the website of the UK CAA where the Safety Sense leaflets are available.