Student Notice of Policy Changes
Dress and Deportment Policy Changes
July 25, 2019—Dress and Deportment policy modified to provide for polo shirts in summer months; the policy for epaulet markings (bar designation) is also specified.
In-flight or Ground Operations Incident Reporting
All in-flight or ground incidents must be reported electronically students to the Chief Flight Instructor via the Coastal Pacific Aviation Anonymous Safety or Incident Report system. When an incident occurs, students must also brief their supervising Flight Instructor. This reporting must occur as soon as possible after landing. If the incident involves possible damage to aircraft, it is crucial that the aircraft is removed from service properly so that a maintenance assessment can be properly made.
To assist students in rendering a definition, an in-flight or ground operations incident requiring a report includes, but is not limited to, the following:
An accident where a person is hurt or incurred as a result of the operation of the aircraft;
An accident where an aircraft is damaged or possibly damaged as a result of the operations of the aircraft or vehicle;
An abnormal occurrence, including:
abnormally hard landings, nose-wheel landings, or landings involving tail strikes or excessive side-loading on the landing gear;
bird strikes or possible bird strikes;
collision or possible collision with any object during ground or flight operation;
flap deployment in excess of the limit speeds specified for the aircraft;
airspeed in excess of the maximum structural cruise speed;
the exceeding of any other aircraft limitation prescribed by the Pilot Operating Handbook;
Non-compliance/possible non-compliance or confusion with an ATC clearance or instruction;
Non-compliance or possible non-compliance with an airspace regulation;
Violation or possible violation of a Canadian Aviation Regulation.
Remember that incidents are reviewed by the Chief Flight Instructor for the purpose of assessing how the risk of re-occurrence can be minimized. There is no intent to assess blame or fault, and it is important for students to be aware of this, and to be open communicating their experiences to staff—this is critical for Coastal Pacific’s Safety Management.
It is common for the Chief Flight Instructor to brief Transport Canada on operational incidents, but student should know that these briefs do not entail communication of student identity, except where there is an intentional violation of the Canadian Aviation Regulations.
It is also common for Instructors to require student to write emails describing the incident, so it is important for students to make careful note of the time and location of the incident, and a description of related events.
For more information on incident reporting, contact your Flight Instructor.
Sexual Misconduct Policy
Coastal Pacific Aviation Ltd is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and respectful learning, working and living environment where students and staff feel free from sexual misconduct and violence and in which any form of violence or sexual misconduct is not tolerated.
This policy applies to students and staff of Coastal Pacific Aviation and pertains to all reports of sexual misconduct or alleged sexual misconduct that:
occur on property that is controlled by Coastal Pacific Aviation;
occur at an event or during flight training or at an activity sanctioned or under the auspices of Coastal Pacific Aviation, wherever occurring;
occur in virtual environments including all forms of digital, electronic, or social media; or
affect the working, learning, or living environment at Coastal Pacific Aviation.
“Sexual misconduct” means a wide range of unwanted acts—physical or verbal—carried out through sexual means or by targeting sexuality, gender identity or gender expression, that is attempted, threatened or committed against an individual without their consent. Sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to the following: coercion, indecent exposure, sexual harassment, stalking, voyeurism, distribution of sexually explicit visual media without consent, and any attempt, or threat to undertake, an act of sexual misconduct.
The administration and development of this policy is the responsibility of the Director of Flight Operations.
All complaints pertaining to sexual misconduct shall be reported and administered in accordance with Coastal Pacific Aviation’s Conflict or Complaint Resolution Policy.
In all cases where there is the possibility that a criminal act has been committed, staff are required to make a report with the appropriate police authority.
Where sexual misconduct is reported and there is the possibility of criminal behaviour involved, the report shall immediately be referred by staff in writing to the police authority.
Where sexual misconduct is reported, staff will ensure workplace arrangements are immediately modified to the extent necessary to ensure a reoccurrence will not occur during the period of investigation.
Cannabis and Illegal Drug Consumption Policy
In accordance with industry standards, Coastal Pacific Aviation students and staff engaged in flight training operations are prohibited from using Cannabis and Illegal Drugs at all times, even when not On Duty or in the workplace or training facilities.