undefinedGAP booklets are the best advice we can give on aviation practice.

Download your own copy of the booklets below or request printed copies via our online order form.

Bird Hazards GAP booklet

Bird hazards [PDF 774 KB]

Bird strikes tend to happen between 50 and 800 feet during take-off or landing. This booklet offers measures to avoid these potentially catastrophic collisions.
Revised October 2020

Dealing with an accident scene [PDF 1.8 MB]

This booklet, an update to the 2005 title How to deal with an aircraft accident scene, covers key information you need to know, and what you should do, if you're first on site after an aircraft has come down.
Revised January 2023


How to report occurrences GAP booklet

How to report occurrences [PDF 1014 KB]

For as long as people have been taking to the skies, aviators have been studying aircraft accidents to find out what went wrong and prevent it happening again. This booklet explains what needs to be reported, how to report, and more.
Revised August 2022

Spin avoidance and recovery GAP booklet

Spin avoidance and recovery [PDF 2.9 MB]

This GAP booklet explains the conditions encouraging an aircraft to unintentionally spin, and what you can do about them. The CAA gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Tiger Moth Club of New Zealand in the production of this booklet.
Revised June 2014


Survival GAP booklet

Survival [PDF 1.8 MB]

Do you know how long you could survive without air, shelter and clothing, rest, water, or food? This booklet offers specific advice on surviving in New Zealand’s different environments.
Reprinted March 2016