Changes at YukonFlying / POLITICS ;
In 2008, I decided to confine any discussion of controversial issues on yukonflying.com to its own page; the POLITICS page. I began a blog to factually document the statements and actions of GOVERNMENT in order to help identify and resolve problems. I also posted the supporting correspondence and any related documents. Over nine years it became unwieldy....so...
Below I continue with the second phase of that collection. (The first phase, including the 62 page diary and documentation are still be accessed after clicking HERE .)
In 2018, a fresh start is needed with a NEW document / blog called;
Finding Yukon Aviation "SOLUTIONS"
Click anywhere on the image below to open the new 'Solutions' Blog.
I have created an email address called; "solutionsATyukonflyingDOTCOM" where you can have confidential input on content, concerns, or layout...please help keep this accurate and relevant.
YukonFlying.com Correspondence a/o Documents (Part 2);
Documents that are referenced or correspondence exchanged can be found below, for reference;
- 2008 - 2017 Yukon Flying Blog (Part 1)
- 2017 Yukon Airports Act
- 2017 YTG "Engagement Website" reports on Aviation Act Consultation.
YTG / Stantec 'Aviation Review' - the draft
(The first 1/2 of this collection (2008-2017) can be accessed by clicking HERE .)
What can you do to help ?
It is apparent that the largest source of problems in aviation lie in the Governing legislation. Because of multiple jurisdicitions (Federal, Provincial, Municipal and others) interacting and being misinterpreted around us no one is sure what the rules actually are. This leads to confusion, inconsistent application, and misuse. The Aeronautics Act and Canadian Air Regulations have even been identified in Senior Courts as unneccesarily large and convoluted.
An initiative to write legislation in "Plain Language" has not been made retroactive at this point. But, once everyone involved, Legislators, Regulators, Aviaitors and Owners, actually know what the law is compliance will become commonplace and costs and waste will be reduced.
If you agree here is a draft letter you can copy and paste / edit and send to the Minister of Transport in Ottawa, or to who ever you feel is competent authority;
Dear Minister ;
Aviation in this country is in difficulty. Growing costs and shrinking bottom lines dominate Aviation.
There is an excess of confusing rules that are interpreted differently, varying by region and situation. This inconsistent application of law only adds to our frustration. Canadfian courts have even identified the unreasonable extent and complexity of the Aeronautics Act and Canadian Air Regulations.
But, under a banner of 'SAFETY' a growing bureaucracy is unchallenged because for us the percieved risks associated with complaining are directly related to our bottom-line. In fact the time and effort needed to appease the system leaves us less not more resources to achieve 'SAFETY'.
Asimple solution is to re-write the Aeronautics Act and the Canadian Air Regulations so that they can be understood by us, the flying public. Then I suggest you train the bureaucracy to apply them legally and consistently. Once we all know what the rules actually are and how they will be applied compliance will be far easier to achieve. The cost savings for all of us would be significant, and "SAFETY" achieved.
The Yukon Transportation Museum at CYXY