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Drone rescue a world first

A drone rescued two swimmers from a NSW beach yesterday in a mission believed to be the first of its type. Lifeguards from Surf Life...

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How well do you know aviation and aviation safety? Test your knowledge with the CASA weekly quizzes. We cover VFR, IFR, maintenance, drones, helicopters...
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Don’t let your luggage take you for a ride

Several airlines have this week joined Qantas, Virgin Australia and other carriers in banning so-called smart luggage with non-removable lithium batteries. Smart luggage with batteries...

Bureau reports improved safety results

2016 was the safest year in Australian aviation, measured by numbers of deaths, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said yesterday. The ATSB issued its...

Electric aircraft takes off

On 2 January, a small, modest little aeroplane flew two circuits at Jandakot Airport, in Perth—and made Australian aviation history. The Pipistrel Alpha Electro became...

Flight Safety Australia 2017 Collector’s Edition out now!

The third annual printed edition of Flight Safety Australia is available now. The 2017 Flight Safety Australia Collectors’ Edition is a bumper collection of more...

Airworthiness

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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