There's a coyote on the runway!
Lizzy & Stella had an interesting flight on July 22nd. The pair attempted to depart CYSN, but their plans were put on hold when Kyle the Coyote decided to appear on Runway 6 at CYSN.
What do you do when there's a coyote on the runway?
You do a few things:
1. Radio the Tower or Flight Service Station (FSS) to let them know there's a coyote out and about on the runway
2. Let the coyote pass
3. Radio your intentions and take off when it's safe to do so
In some cases, wildlife on the runway may result in a Civil Aviation Daily Occurrence Reporting System (CADORS) filing. These reports help to notify pilots and the public about flight-related incidences and potential safety concerns.
In Lizzy & Stella's case, there was only a slight delay in their departure so Kyle never made it into the CADORS database. However, as you'll see in this lesson, other coyotes have. As you'd expect, wildlife encounters in Canada aren't that uncommon.
Curious to find out more?
You can head here to learn more about CADORS or to query some of the reported occurrences.
Just one last question now that Lizzy, Stella and Kyle are all safe.
Are you ready to fly?
Lizzy and Stella love to fly! Join this dynamic duo as they soar through the clouds on another adventure.