The regular autumn safety seminar was held last Saturday at the Adazi airfield.
At the seminar, the chief instructor of the First Fly pilot school, Anatoly Perekriostov, talked about the peculiarities of flying in the winter, about an aircraft maintanence in the winter mode and refreshed the pilots' knowledge about preparing flight equipment before flying on a winter day. And for some of us it was completely new information, because at the seminar there were many students of the First Fly pilot school, for whom the upcoming winter season will be the first, they will be able to feel the difference between summer and winter air, between the plane behaviour in warm and cold skies, and also enjoy the magical winter landscapes!
School teacher Alexander Belyovkin told about icing conditions, about how dangerous ice is for our small planes, and what to do if the pilot did get into the icing zone. He showed illustrative examples and explained the physics of the process of ice formation on the surfaces of the aircraft, armed all the pilots present with knowledge that will definitely help us in planning winter flights.
Our aviation engineer Viktor Alyoshin talked about the peculiarities of starting various engines in winter, as well as how to properly warm up the engines and whether it is worth using auxiliary devices for this (yes, it is!).
LU MF associate professor, anesthesiologist, resuscitator Alexey highlighted the topic of first aid necessary for all pilots, gave very detailed information on how to handle various injuries, burns, how to ensure the immobility of a person in the event of an accident, and very clearly explained why it is vital. From his story, we learned about the first aid algorithm and that the first thing to do, regardless of anything, is to call for help.
The seminar ended with a traditional analysis of aviation incidents, our instructor Anatoly Perekriostov analyzed emergency situations using the example of several videos, explained the reasons that led to accidents, and gave useful recommendations on how to avoid such incidents in difficult weather conditions, in planning flights, and in challenging landing conditions. Such analyzes are very useful for all our pilots, they make our flights safer, make us always treat planning, flight execution and ourselves, as a pilot, very thoughtfully and consciously.