There is always the need for constructive discussion. Less structured, shorter duration and more frequent than our seminar series, OpenAIR fills the need of an ongoing dialogue between local pilots and air traffic control. These three hour sessions will be held approximately every two months at the Victoria Airport, and be hosted by a YYJ tower air traffic controller. They will be based around an open question and answer session at which users can ask their host anything of relevance with regards to local flying procedures, airspace, and communications. The discussion will be flexible and largely unscripted, with the intent to promote further conversation and idea sharing after each question is asked. Approximately half of the allotted three hours will be dedicated to this open forum, so arrive prepared to contribute with your questions in tow - we know you have them, and this is your chance to be heard. Through not only your own participation, but listening to what your fellow users have to say, we are confident you will fly away having learned something new. Each question period will be prefaced by a summary presentation from NAV CANADA, including a local procedural review, pertinent news and updates, and a dissemination of the latest YYJ Tower Customer Survey results. And, as with all PrepAIR events, OpenAIR will be completely free of charge. All we ask is your participation.
If you are looking for a welcoming, informal atmosphere at which to network and realize the part you play in your local aviation community, your seat at OpenAIR is, indeed, open.