April 22, 2018

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Springbank Air Training College Ltd. Cessna 172N (C-GYDE) on a flight from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was instructed to maintain runway heading until advised. The aircraft turned crosswind without authorization. No impact on operations.

December 19, 2018

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-GYDE) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was instructed to maintain the runway heading to 5000 feet on departure. The aircraft was observed turning right after departure. No operational impact.
UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The Chief Flight Instructor (CFI) briefed the Instructor regarding this occurrence.

October 17, 2018

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

A Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-GYDE) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Red Deer, AB (CYQF) was observed wide downwind and missed base turn. The aircraft turned back into circuit (CCT). Multiple other aircrafts in the area. C-GYDE did a touch-and-go at 2021Z and departed south bound.

August 29, 2018

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A privately registered Cessna 150L from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) contacted the outer tower in the crosswind after being given runway heading by inner tower. The pilot then cut off circuit traffic a Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-GYDE) from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) to Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) that was turning crosswind ahead. No impact on operations.

June 5, 2018

Incident at SPRINGBANK TOWER / TOUR DE SPRINGBANK

A Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-GYDE) on a flight from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) and landing at Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was instructed to climb runway heading and then was observed in crosswind turn at 4700'. The aircraft was re-instructed to make a westbound turn to rejoin runway heading for traffic. No other impact on operations.

September 16, 2017

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-GYDE) on a flight from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) and landing at Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was departing Runway 17 and was instructed to climb runway heading to 5000 ft before turning crosswind. At 4500 ft, the aircraft started turning crosswind. Tower called the aircraft several times with no response. On the next call, the aircraft responded and was instructed to turn back to the runway heading. C-GYDE did not comply and stayed in the crosswind. A Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-GYPB) on a flight from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) and landing at Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was given an extra orbit to make room.

April 4, 2017

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The Instructor reviewed departure procedures with the student and emphasized the importance of clarifying instructions if unsure.
A Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-GYDE) on a local flight from Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) was instructed to fly runway heading on departure (Runway 17). When airborne the aircraft turned right without authorization, following circuit traffic. No further impact.

March 26, 2017

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-GYDE) on a local flight from Calgary / Springbank, AB (CYBW) departed off Runway 17 and was given a runway heading restriction and instructions to contact the outer tower controller. C-GYDE turned westbound shortly after take-off without authorization and without contacting outer tower. No impact on operations
UPDATE from Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The solo student pilot stated that the fly runway heading was not heard. The student was fully briefed by the instructor after returning from the flight. Further action is not required.

September 16, 2016

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW) (Incursion - runway - animal)

A Calgary Flying Club Cessna 172N (C-GYDE) on a local flight from Springbank, AB (CYBW) reported a coyote on Runway 08. No operational impact.

June 5, 2011

Incident at LETHBRIDGE AB (CYQL)

C-GYDE, a Cessna 172 operated by Springbank Aero Flight Training, was on a VFR flight from Springbank to Lethbridge with an ETA of 0805z and the aircraft went overdue at 0905z. A search was initiated and the aircraft was located at Lethbridge via the refueller at 0942z. After several messages left for the pilot, he called to close the flight plan at 0955z with an arrival time of 0807z. The pilot made no attempt prior to the overdue time to close his flight plan and unnecessary comm search was performed.

August 23, 2009

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

UPDATE General Aviation reported that the Springbank Aero Flight Training CFI has taken corrective actions to avoid similar occurrences from happening again. New policies implemented include diligent briefings with students prior to solo navigation with an emphasis on pilot decision making and option of diversion. VMC and VFR flying vs. weather will also be reviewed before solo navigation. The instructors have been advised to consult radar and satellite (METARs and TAFs) before flights. These steps will be incorporated as amendments in the school's Policies and Procedures.
C-GYDE, a Cessna 172 owned by Springbank Aero Flight Training, was on a VFR flight from Springbank to Red Deer and the pilot first reported to Red Deer FSS east (DF bearing 076) of YQF above cloud. FSS provided the pilot the altimeter setting and asked him if he was IFR capable (he was not.) The pilot then reported in cloud and descending, and shortly after reported below cloud and then was given VDF assistance to find the airport. The aircraft then landed without further incident. METAR CYQF 231800 30010KT 8SM BKN013 14/10 A2981 RMK SC7

June 9, 2008

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

A Springbank Aero Flight Training Cessna 172 aircraft entered Class "C" airspace at Springbank without authorization

August 22, 2007

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

The pilot of a Springbank Aero Flight Training Cessna 172 entered Class C airspace at Springbank prior to establishing contact with ATC. The aircraft was in conflict with another VFR aircraft conducting a simulated hold in the area.

January 11, 2001

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (Conflict - near collision (VFR or IFR), Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

UPDATE ANS and Airspace reported that after further investigation, NAV CANADA has decided to convene a Fact Finding Board concerning this occurrence.
UPDATE ANS and Airspace reported that NAV CANADA´s preliminary investigation determined that in the airspace where this occurrence happened (Class ¿D¿), conflict resolution is only provided if requested. In this case it wasn´t, traffic information had been passed correctly. The preliminary investigation also determined that the interunit agreement was adhered to. However, the interunit agreement has been revised so that in the future, the lowest altitude to be approved for the Calgary inbounds in the Class C airspace in this area will be not lower that 7,000 feet.
Subsequent to controller intervention, CDN 3518, a B737, (IFR) and C-GYDE, a Cessna 172,(VFR)passed each other in Class D airspace with .5 NM and 500 feet vertical separation. CDN 3518 was inbound to Calgary (YYC) from the west, planning a landing on Runway 10. The Calgary Terminal Co-ordinator called Springbank Tower for approval for lower as per agreement. The Tower Controller approved 6,500 feet for CDN 3518. The Arrival Controller then cleared CDN 3518 to 6,500 feet. A short time later, C-GYDE departed Springbank on a local flight and was climbing northbound. At approximately 2227Z, the Arrival Controller observed CDN 3518 and C-GYDE outside the Springbank control zone (in Class D airspace) on converging tracks, both at 6,500 feet. The Controller instructed the crew of CDN 3518 to descend to 6,000 feet and passed traffic. CDN 3518 descended and reported the traffic in sight. A review of local procedures is under way. TSB is also looking into this occurrence.

December 3, 1997

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

After landing on Runway 25 at Calgary, the pilot of C-GYDE, a Cessna 172, was instructed to hold short of Runway 34 for landing traffic. The other traffic was C-GXHY, a Piper Seneca, of Kootenay Airways, which was on short final. The pilot of C-GYDE did not hold short of Runway 34 and crossed the intersection. The pilot of the Seneca overflew C-GYDE and landed further down on Runway 34, north of the intersection. OPI - System Safety (RAEB)

June 7, 1997

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

C-GYDE, a Cessna 172, was cleared to land on Runway 34 at Calgary and was instructed to proceed across Runway 25, as Sunwest 219, a Fairchild Metro was on a one mile final for Runway 25. C-GYDE exited onto Runway 25 instead of crossing and Sunwest 219 was given overshoot instructions by Tower. The pilot of C-GYDE was on a solo flight and was not a licenced pilot.

May 9, 1997

Incident at Calgary, AB

NavCanada 100, a CL-60 Challenger, was flight checking the ILS on Runway 28 and on final, with missed approach instructions to turn right to 030 degrees and remain east of Runway 34. C-GYDE, a Cessna 172 of All-West Air was cleared for takeoff on Runway 34 with instructions to maintain runway heading (340 degrees) and 4500 feet. C-GYDE was observed turning northeast into conflict with NavCanada 100's missed approach path. Two attempts to contact C-GYDE were unsuccessful, so NavCanada 100 was instructed to continue the missed approach turn to 070 degrees. Subsequent radar data revealed that the closest point of approach between the two a/c was about 3 to 4 tenths of a mile within 100 feet. At the closest point, NavCanada 100 was accelerating away from the other a/c. C-GYDE called ATS just after the closest point was passed, about 1 mile northeast of the airport. Weather was 140 broken, 280 broken with 40 miles visibility.

February 23, 1995

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (Overshoot/missed approach, Incursion - runway - aircraft)

TWR INITIATED OVERSHOOT OF TAF1315 ON 1/2 MILE FINAL RWY 16 DUE TO C-GYDE, C172 HAVING DIFFICULTY LANDING RWY 10 AND HOLDING SHORT OF RWY 16.