PrepAIR made it's ZBB and lower mainland debut on Saturday 1 April 2017 to an enthusiastic audience of over 150 participants. To all who participated, our sincere thanks - we couldn't have asked for a better inaugural seminar event for both 2017 and this location, and we can without doubt say we have now effectively expanded our message to a much broader group of the BC aviation community. If you participated, we would love to hear your feedback. The good, the bad, and everything in between, we will use it to direct our future seminars and we are serious listeners. For those of you that were not able to attend, please see below for the PrepAIR ZBB outline so you can get some sense of what was offered.

Again, our sincere thanks for your continued support. 


0830 - 0845 | Welcome, Introduction and Remarks


0845 - 0930 | ZBB Airspace Overview



0930 - 1015 | ZBB Construction Plans for 2017

Alpha Aviation and ZBB ATC


1015-1030 | Break


1030 - 1115 | Runway Incursion Prevention

Mike Benoit - YNJ Tower Unit Operation Specialist, NAV CANADA


1115 - 1200 | Flight Planning

Kamloops FIC representative - NAV CANADA


1200 - 1300 | Lunch

provided by Alpha Aviation


 1300 - 1345 | Human Factors

Ryan Van Haren - YJ Terminal ATC, NAV CANADA


1345 - 1430 | VFR Phraseology

Various - NAV CANADA


1430 - 1445 | Break


1445 - 1515 | SMS Overview, Pilot Errors, the Top 5 Enforcement Issues and Follow-up Processes

Transport Canada


1515 - 1600 | Question and Answer Session

All Presenters


Closing Remarks and Certificate Issuance


The Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) tell us that every two years, pilots must complete a recurrent training activity. In order to satisfy this requirement, pilots can choose one of the following activities:

  • complete a flight review with an instructor;

  • attend a Transport Canada safety seminar;

  • participate in a Transport Canada approved recurrent training program;

  • complete the self-paced study program available each year in the Aviation Safety Letter;

  • complete a training program or pilot proficiency check (PPC) required by Part IV, VI or VII of the CARs;

  • complete the requirements for the issue or renewal of a licence, permit or rating; or

  • complete the written exam for a licence, permit or rating.

PrepAIR ZBB is a Transport Canada accredited recurrent training program, and attendance will ensure you are in compliance with the CARs two-year recency requirement. Certified proof of attendance will be provided to you at the end of the seminar.

To review the applicable TC CARs pilot recency requirement, click here.


PrepAIR ZBB 2017 is in the (log) books.