use of an EFB for flight planning

Don’t miss the first edition of FSA for 2020

The Autumn edition of our Flight Safety Australia magazine will be packed full of great stories. This edition will have a tech and data theme,...
An illustration depicting the 6 stages of development of a pyrocumulonimbus cloud.

Beware of bushfire clouds

As bushfires continue to ravage large areas of Australia, general aviation pilots are being warned to keep away from dangerous pyrocumulonimbus clouds. Airlines are also...

Don’t push it, don’t go

VFR pilots should make early decisions to avoid the danger of unintentionally flying into cloud. A total of 101 occurrences of VFR pilots inadvertently flying...

Drone Flyer Diaries — Jaimen Hudson

Jaimen Hudson is an enthusiastic pilot of drones who flies at Esperance in Western Australia—from his wheelchair. He didn’t let a motorbike accident in 2008...

Drone Flyer Diaries – LTCOL Keirin Joyce

With an extensive career in engineering and helicopters, Lieutenant Colonel Keirin Joyce was at first unsure about being involved in a new drone program...

Drone safety is personal for Meg

Aviation seemed the furthest thing from Meg Kummerow’s rural childhood in the Central Burnett region, of central western Queensland. ‘My background is in agriculture:...

Phoney maintenance

by Roger Alder ‘Never, in the history of aviation maintenance, have so many been distracted by so little.’ With apologies to Sir Winston Churchill, who was...

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...

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