This page is designed to provide a picture of existing threats and emerging safety themes to help aviators make better decisions and achieve safer outcomes.
While the ultimate responsibility for safe flight rests with the pilot, the CAA can provide information to support industry to mitigate hazards.
This is a current selection which will update as new topics emerge. We welcome your comments and suggestions regarding industry issues you believe are critical. You can email us at email@example.com.
A series of short comic strips dealing with GA situations from an instructor’s perspective.
A short brief that highlights focus, risk reduction, and responding to abnormal conditions.
Intoxication with the bells and whistles of the glass cockpit can blunt good flying skills, and has contributed to tragedies.
A reminder to check the accuracy of your navigation gizmos against a published standard.
Lessons from accidents that show how ASD-B can help pilots become aware of and maintain separation.
Aeropath and MetService have joined forces to develop a one-stop platform called PreFlight to better support the needs of pilots throughout Aotearoa.
Threat and error management: flight crew should adhere to sterile cockpit procedures and communicate threats and errors clearly to optimise their performance in the higher risk phases of flight.
Flight planning and fuel management.
Radio communications and decision making in a complex environment.