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Flight Safety Australia 2016 Collector’s Edition out now!

The second hard-copy annual edition of CASA’s respected and award-winning Flight Safety Australia online magazine is now available. Coming in at 168 pages and just...

Lost your phone? Don’t move your seat! Lost smartphones named ‘least wanted’ for 2016

Lost and damaged smartphones have been named as the most problematic passenger item in Australian skies for 2016. The ‘least wanted’ dangerous goods list, released...

CASA Christmas shutdown

CASA offices will be closed during the Christmas and New Year holidays. Normal CASA services will NOT be available from: Friday 23 December 2016 (Close of...

Vintage biplane loses propeller mid-flight

A pilot and his passenger are lucky to be alive after their 1942 de Havilland biplane lost its propeller during an aerobatic joy flight...

Drones threatening the lives of emergency personnel

CASA reminds drone owners to keep their aircraft away from bushfires, after receiving reports of a recreational drone flying near water bombing operations at...

‘Flight Safety Australia’ November-December 2016 out now!

In our final issue for 2016, Flight Safety Australia looks west, to see how offshore and fly-in-fly-out operations in mineral-rich Western Australia are handling...


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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...

Grinding gear

A known and documented problem continues to cause embarrassment and expense for Cessna operators. It was a memorable sightseeing trip, for the wrong reasons. The...

The Duchess and the case of the disappearing bolt

A recurrent issue on a popular training aircraft illustrates the many factors influencing aircraft reliability. The Beechcraft Model 76 Duchess has introduced a sizeable proportion...


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