QUEENSVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA — Canada’s single source web portal for all things related to flying safely recently celebrated the first anniversary of its launch.
SmartPilot.ca continues to grow with more new, purpose-developed material going online each quarter, according to officials. Additional videos — many of which have been designed in response to user request/input — are currently in development.
“White papers” and articles covering various interests and subjects are also being fed into the site, according to developers.
“To date SmartPilot.ca has written, developed, produced and posted over 40 new video segments covering over a dozen different subject areas,” said Ted Rankine, Project Manager. “We have also assembled a vast amount of existing material, articles and interactive courses.”
“The focus of SmartPilot.ca is better and safer aviation practices through education and renewal of skills and airmanship,” he continued. “If we help just one pilot avoid an incident or, worse yet, SAR call out—even in part through something reviewed with us — then we have done our job.”
SmartPilot.ca has been brought to the aviation community with the support of CASARA (Civil Air Search and Rescue Association) with the Government of Canada, under the auspecious of the Search and Rescue New Intitiative Fund (SAR NIF). SmartPilot.ca encompasses materials covering a multitude of subjects related to flying, such as Airmanship, Human Factors, FlightTraining, Specialty Aircraft (including Float Flying and Ultralights), Avionics, Maintenance, Weather, Navigation, Search & Rescue, and more.
The on-going development and support of the project includes co-operative input and guidance from associations including Transport Canada, The Transportation Safety Board, Civil Air Search and Rescue Association and a Board of Advisors comprised of aviation community leaders. The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) are also involved. All material and use is open to individuals, clubs, flight schools and associations.
For more information: SmartPilot.ca