Each year the Safety Promotion team goes on the road with an AvKiwi Safety Seminar presentation, promoting good safety attitudes.
The presentations take about an hour, and afterwards there is usually time to socialise, swap stories, and chat with the presenter and others.
An AvKiwi subject could be anything from Fuel Management to Situational Awareness. Often an accident or incident is profiled in an effort to learn lessons from the experience of others.
We visit up to 30 towns throughout the country, from coast to coast and from Invercargill to Kerikeri.
The runway behind you,
The air above you,
and the fuel you left behind…
Whether you’re starving for new information, or too exhausted to find out the real gas, there’s more to fuel than you think.
To understand more about the fuel system in your aircraft, at the seminar you’ll get early access to our new online tool, Know Your Aircraft.
AvKiwi Safety Seminars are FREE – all the venues are shown here – more dates and times will be added as they become available.
These venues are confirmed:
|Ashburton||Friday 5 May, 7:00 pm
Mid Canterbury Aero Club, Ashburton Aerodrome
|Blenheim (Omaka AD)||Wednesday 31 May, 7:00 pm
Marlborough Aero Club, Omaka Aerodrome
|Christchurch||Monday 15 May, 3:00 pm
International Aviation Academy
Monday 15 May, 7:00 pm
Canterbury Aero Club
|Dunedin||Tuesday 2 May, 7:00 pm
Mercure Leisure Lodge Hotel, 30 Duke Street, Dunedin
|Feilding||Thursday 23 March, 6:00 pm
NZ Commercial Pilot Academy, Cardinal Hangar, followed by fish and chip supper
|Franz Josef||Wednesday 17 May, 7:00 pm
Air Safaris (NZ) Ltd - Terminal Building, Franz Josef Aerodrome
|Greymouth||Tuesday 16 May, 7:00 pm
Greymouth Aero Club Flight Centre, Greymouth Aerodrome
|Invercargill||Monday 1 May, 7:00 pm
Southern Wings, Airport Avenue, Invercargill
|Kapiti||Friday 24 March, 7:00 pm
Kapiti Districts Aero Club, 25 Dakota Road, Paraparaumu Beach
|Motueka||Tuesday 30 May, 4:15 pm
Nelson Aviation College, Motueka Aerodrome
|Nelson||Monday 29 May, 7:00 pm
Nelson Aero Club, Nelson Aerodrome
|Oamaru||Wednesday 3 May, 7:00 pm
North Otago Aero Club, Oamaru Aerodrome
|Palmerston North||Wednesday 22 March, 3:00 pm
Massey University Campus, Japanese Lecture Theatre (opposite commercial complex)
|Queenstown||Friday 19 May, 7:00 pm
St John Ambulance Building, 10 Douglas Street, Frankton
|Stratford (Taranaki)||Tuesday 21 March, 7:00 pm
Stratford Aero Club
|Timaru||Thursday 4 May, 7:00 pm
South Canterbury Aero Club, Timaru Aerodrome
|Wanaka||Thursday 18 May, 7:00 pm
St John Ambulance Centre, 4 Link Way, Wanaka
|Wellington||Thursday 16 March, 7:00 pm
CAA, Level 15 Asteron Centre, 55 Featherston Street
AvKiwi Safety Seminars are also coming to these places:
Auckland (Ardmore AD); Dannevirke; Gisborne; Hamilton; Hastings (Bridge Pa AD); Kerikeri; Masterton; North Shore; Taupo; Tauranga; and Whangarei.
A wise person once said, “mistakes are lessons”. That is never more true than in aviation.
Through accident investigation, the CAA and TAIC sift the causes of aircraft accidents and incidents. There are no new accidents – learn from those who have flown the paths before you.
Weather can be a puzzle – you’ve got all the pieces,
but how do you fit them together to create the right picture?
Accident investigations suggest that pilots who had weather related accidents didn’t understand the weather.
The 2015 seminar can help you navigate your way through the mass of information out there.
Are you ready to fly?
You’ve completed your planning, the aircraft is ready, but have you completed your Personal Preflight?
You would never fly an unsafe aircraft, but are you in top condition?
Situational awareness is the key to collision avoidance. Improving your situational awareness skills could save your life one day.
Simply put, situational awareness can be described as, “What was, what is, and what might be”.
The pilot priorities of Aviate - Navigate - Communicate are well-known. Plane Talking is all about the communicate part, and is made up of an Online Radio Course, a Good Aviation Practice booklet, and a CAA Advisory Circular.