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Flight Safety Australia is the Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s (CASA’s) flagship aviation safety magazine. It offers credible, informative and comprehensive content on all key...

Spatial disorientation implicated in fatal 2016 crash

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has released its investigation into the crash of a Piper PA-28 Cherokee that killed four people in January...

Flight Safety Australia July–August 2017

The lead story of Flight Safety Australia’s July–August edition looks at how artificial intelligence could influence aviation. The machine-learning technology that gives computers subtle...

NASA quietly confident of taming sonic boom

NASA says it has achieved a significant milestone in its effort to develop quieter supersonic passenger jet travel over land. The US government agency...

Wake turbulence advice well timed

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued guidance on en route wake turbulence but says the safety information bulletin is not a direct...

For luck’s sake: coins tossed in engine delay flight

A passenger flight in China was delayed for nearly six hours after an elderly woman threw coins into its jet engine for good luck. The...


Hot and confused

A tangle of misinformation about engine bay flammable fluid flexible hoses needs clearing up Dangerous ideas are not always outrageous. Sometimes they arise out of...

Rationalising airworthiness

Thomas P. Turner The pilot of a vintage Cessna 120 taildragger noticed over time that the aeroplane’s battery would not always hold a charge. It...
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The cable saga

In the five years since a very near miss put the issue of flight control deterioration into clear focus, sixty-one unserviceable and potentially dangerous...

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Close Calls

Time is ticking

The hills are alive

Sit up or die

Easter road trip

All right on the night


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