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How well do you know aviation and aviation safety? Test your knowledge with the CASA quizzes which are posted online every second week. We...

Paper rockets count down to big dreams

Playing with toy rockets is not a usual CASA activity, but when it’s before the Governor-General, and a chance to inspire young people about...
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FAA looks to industry for help with ‘flying car’ rules

The US Federal Aviation Administration has invited industry to help update rules covering small passenger-carrying flying vehicles, according to a report from the Washington...
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Drones on the range in wild bird round-up

Engineers at Caltech, the California Institute of Technology, have developed software they say enables drones to herd birds, potentially reducing the risk of birdstrike...

Pre-flight distraction contributed to fuel exhaustion accident, ATSB finds

A report into the crash of a helicopter undertaking powerline inspections in South Australia in July 2016 underlines the importance of cross-checking fuel quantities...
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A commercial jet going beyond the speed of sound

Remember the Concorde that could zip between New York and London in a neck-breaking three hours thirty minutes? Well ever since its retirement in...

Airworthiness

The hour cometh

A recent airworthiness directive from the US Federal Aviation Administration highlights the difficult issues surrounding the ageing general aviation aircraft fleet. Some things just seem...

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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