Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, incapacity or neglect. (Captain A. G. Lamplugh)
Though it has become much safer over the last thirty to forty years, general aviation is still faced with incidents and accidents that could be avoided with proper risk management and decision making. Once you have taken your course and have proudly gotten your license it is, as we have all know, a license to learn. Seize all the opportunities to learn from others and to share your knowledge.
We are proud to say that Transport Canada has chosen COPA to work together on a General Aviation Safety Campaign. More news to come during our convention in June 2017, in Kelowna.
Several organizations are devoted to safety and we like to partner with them in any way we can.
One of them is SmartPilot which is an aviation website that has been developed by CASARA to enhance flight safety in Canada, with support from the National Search and Rescue Secretariat. SmartPilot.ca also provides interesting and informative articles, videos and interactive programming to help better inform pilots about how to be safer in the air.
Last but not least, COPA is proud of its Flight Safety Foundation, which works towards enhancing safety through training, videos and safety articles.