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Precautions of using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required when flying CFC aircraft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISSUED / EFFECTIVE DATE: 12 May 2020 SERIAL NUMBER: 005/2020

SUBJECT: Gloves used as part of the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required when flying CFC aircraft, could interfere with aircraft controls.

REASON: To raise awareness about the possibilities of gloves getting stuck and interfering with aircraft controls.

 

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A) CYPK, CYKA B) 2005121600 C) PERM

E) Gloves used as part of the PPE required on board CFC aircraft could interfere with aircraft controls.

  1. BACKGROUND INFORMATION

On April 3, 2020 Canadian Flight Centre implemented procedures to minimize exposure and reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 on board aircraft or through day-to-day operational requirements. Part of those procedures involved wearing gloves while at CFC facilities, including airplanes, offices, hangar and/or simulator.

Operational in-flight experience from our flight instructors have found that, at least on one occasion, a disposable glove became stuck in a Vernier throttle lever restricting its movement.

  1. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
    1. Exercise caution when moving Vernier-type throttle levers and holding any finger close to the throttle friction adjustment knob.
    2. When applying power, ensure your index finger is not placed near the throttle friction knob in an attempt to prevent any part of the glove from getting stuck in the throttle lever.
    3. Should any part of the glove become stuck with the throttle lever, MAINTAIN AIRCRAFT CONTROL! DO NOT GET TOO DISTRACTED trying to save the glove. If necessary, consider removing the glove and concentrate on flying.
    4. When safe, loosen the throttle friction control and attempt to control the throttle lever.

Flight Instructor Rating for Pilots
Phase 2 COVID-19
 

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