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GA’s Soul laid Bare in Senate Hearing
The public hearing on Friday 20 November was the first for the Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport (RRAT) inquiry into the state of the GA industry, with particular focus on the operation and effectiveness of CASA.
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Babcock Extends Contracts In SA And NT
Babcock Australasia has had its rotary wing contract with the Government of South Australia has been extended until October 2022. The company currently delivers Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Search and Rescue (SAR) and airborne law enforcement se
Australian Flying3 мин. чтенияPolitics
CASA Accused Of Inequity In Aircraft Weight Cases
BRM Aero representative Edge Aerospace accused the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) in November of inequity in their handling of two separate overweight issues. CASA issued a Show Cause notice to a specific BRM Bristell owner in November 2019 a
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Plane Understanding
Understanding and following key safety regulations relevant to all pilots will be a lot easier. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority is releasing a plain English guide to the general operating and flight rules. These are the "foundation" safety rules
Australian Flying3 мин. чтенияPolitics
RAAus Appoints New CEO As Part 149 Granted
In a big week for Recreational Aviation Australia in November, experienced aviation administrator Matt Boutell was appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer and CASA granted the organisation their CASR Part 149 operator’s certificate. Both events
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Forward with Spirit
With the new year almost entirely ahead of us, another summer almost entirely behind us and a 2020 that most people would rather forget, it is a good time to reflect and then look forward to figure out what lies ahead. The year gone by has seen signi
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Aircraft Builders To Collaborate On P-VOLT
Several aviation companies including Tecnam and Rolls-Royce have joined forces to develop an all-electric short-haul aircraft. Announced in October, the P-VOLT project will also involve several other companies including North American and European Ai
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In Bad Condition CAA AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT REPORT AND EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Jim Davis has 15,000 hours of immensely varied flying experience, including 10,000 hours civil and military flying instruction. He is an established author, his current projects being an instructors’ manual and a collection of Air Accident analyses,
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CASA suspends Customer Survey
CASA suspended their 2020 customer satisfaction survey in November after AOPA Australia posted a direct link to the survey company online CASA sent a one-time link to 6600 participants only, but AOPA Australia provided the aviation industry with a di
Australian Flying6 мин. чтения
Still the Question
Kreisha Ballantyne is one of the most recognisable aviation writers in Australia. With experience writing for several aviation titles, Kreisha has a broad base of experience, an ability to tap into important general aviation issues and a talent for e
Australian Flying9 мин. чтенияTechnology & Engineering
Automatic for the People
Should you loiter around a cockpit, aero club or hangar long enough, the issue of automation in modern aircraft is bound to surface. Like Holden vs Ford and taildragger vs tricycle, passion and beliefs will fall upon both sides of the fence. And like
Australian Flying3 мин. чтения
Struggling For Air: the Crisis at CASA
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is of fundamental importance to the safe and efficient operation of Australia’s aviation industry. Professionals Australia, the union representing CASA staff, felt it was important to lodge a submission to t
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Light Sport Evolution
Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) is not a generic description, it is a thing that conforms to one of a few ASTM standards. Fixed-wing aircraft generally conform to ASTM 2245 for design, performance and operation. Those standards define all LSAs by a series
Australian Flying9 мин. чтенияTechnology & Engineering
Aviation in Motion
Video bloggers (vloggers) are making filming flying popular and motivating a whole new wave of pilots to record their own enjoyable adventures, and fly well. Vloggers include Niko’s Wings, Baron Pilot, Stevo1kinevo, 310 Pilot, The Ren Baron, Premier
Australian Flying9 мин. чтенияComputers
High Fidelity
Home computers have been running flight simulators almost since the beginning of home computers themselves. It those early days, the graphics delivered up by programs stretched the definitions of both “flight” and “simulator” to new extremes. Who rem
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Pushing the Acceptable Limits
Jim Davis has a passion for instructing. He has been training civil and military pilots, in the air and on the ground for 50 years. His other passion is writing, which he studied at Curtin University in Perth. You can see, and buy, his two pilot text
Australian Flying9 мин. чтенияTechnology & Engineering
Conspicuous Presence
Australia’s GA pilots have a history of getting their hackles up whenever the word “mandate” filters down from the regulator. It usually means compulsory cost for something many in the community don’t believe is actually needed. Even now, the angst o
Australian Flying1 мин. чтенияComputers
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Watch this Space
Competing interests for a scarce resource can on one hand can produce cooperation, innovation, and opportunities; and on the other, rumours, secrecy, policy headaches, and competing interests. The question of whether helicopters and unmanned airborne
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It’s in Our Hands
COVID-19 restrictions may have curtailed or–particularly in Melbourne–killed participation in private and recreational aviation, but the passion and enthusiasm was never quashed. It was always there, lurking in the shadows waiting for its moment to b
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2021 and Beyond: Cause for Optimism
As we leave 2020 behind and reflect on COVID-19 induced challenges, with the majority of business aviation aircraft being effectively grounded, the ABAA and many other business aviation associations around the world are confident that recovery will b
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Australian Flying3 мин. чтенияTechnology & Engineering
Products & Innovation Fashion Meets Function
Feather-light, with a crystal-clear, colour touch screen, and slim design, my wife wanted to pinch the D2 Air, the second it came out of the box. “You can’t have it,” I said, “It’s for work, I need to take it flying.” “Well you better buy me one too,
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Airtruk Memories
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Australian Flying3 мин. чтения
First Woman
Despite the coroner's best efforts, it still remains a mystery. Was the Tahiti going too fast? Why did the Greycliffe turn left? What was certain was that there was probably no need for 50 people to die on Sydney Harbour in a sickening collision in 1
Australian Flying10 мин. чтения
For Crying In A Bucket!
Jim Davis has a passion for instructing. He has been training civil and military pilots, in the air and on the ground for 50 years. His other passion is writing, which he studied at Curtin University in Perth. You can see, and buy, his two pilot text
Australian Flying9 мин. чтения
From Little Things
Millions of words have been written about Qantas. John Gunn wrote the official history of Qantas in four 400-page volumes, the last of which was published in 2010. Qantas founder Sir Hudson Fysh wrote a trilogy of books on the airline and followed up
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Generation Next
Young people cannot vote, drive a motor vehicle unrestricted, or go to the pub, but they can, with dedication and commitment, become pilots in command. One diverse group of six young student pilots learning to fly in advanced aircraft–both fixed and
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History that Rhymes
To the Directors of Victa I say CHICKEN! Congratulations … you have ensured that no other light aircraft will ever be built in Australia, as a commercial venture, for years to come.” James Warrington, former publisher of Australian Flying, barreled o
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