Wind turbines a serious aviation safety threat, say owners and pilots
The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) has launched a campaign to get the federal government to act on the issue of the proliferation of industrial-scale wind turbines in Canada.
COPA has prepared a backgrounder document and sample letter for its aviator members to send to their MPs, in the hopes of halting the turbine projects near airports and aerodromes.
In Ontario, wind power projects have threatened air operations at Chatham-Kent, Collingwood, and in Oxford County. In every instance mitigation is proposed which doesn’t sit well with pilots and aerodrome owner/operators.
Several years ago, an appeal was launched against a Niagara area wind power project because it would be located next to the Burnaby Skydive operation. The appeal failed, despite evidence that fatalities could occur.
The COPA documents may be fund here: http://copanational.org/files/LetterCOPAmembersCollingwoodStayner.pdf