Piper Warrior

Fit to fly

Safety tips for GA flying post COVID-19 You love to fly and have felt bored and trapped in lockdown. But taking off again will require...
Brisbane airportvideo

New runways bring airspace changes to south-east Qld

Two new runways, at Brisbane Airport and Sunshine Coast Airport mean changes in airspace procedures that all pilots in the area need to be...
Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II

Read all about it – new VFRG

Doing it ‘by the book’ is one of the foundations of safe flying and, for general aviation, ‘the book’ is CASA’s Visual Flight Rules...
Carburettor icing probability chart

A chilling prospect: carburettor ice

‘Winter is coming,’ has entered the language as a motto from a popular but violent television fantasy series. Nonetheless, it’s a useful phrase in...
air traffic controller at work

Don’t keep it to yourself: safety reporting

Aviation is a large and diverse industry. No matter what role you perform, you play an important part in the safety of the sector. Through...
a sky diver

Skydivers take control

​First regulatory certificate issued for Part 149 A milestone in Australian aviation has been marked with the first regulatory certificate issued to a self-administering sport...

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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