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Time to check your distress beacons

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has a holiday-season favour to ask of you: check that your distress beacon is registered, and your details...

2018 Collectors’ Edition now out!

Every year our feature stories in Flight Safety Australia explore a range of diverse topics that affect aviation safety. We’ve collected these stories in...

Electric copter in emergency service trial

The helicopter emergency medical service arm of Germany’s national motoring association will study using a manned Volocopter electric multicopter for air rescue and emergency...

Aviation and people with disabilities

Today is International Day of People with a Disability. Today, and every other day, air travel as a mainstream form of transport, has to...

Investigator calls for take-off acceleration monitoring

The British Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has called for a simple data-driven system to detect if aircraft are accelerating normally on take-off, following...

Important information: Melbourne Port Philip Bay VFR route

After concerns raised by industry, airspace changes that came into effect on 8 November for the Melbourne Port Philip Bay VFR route have been...

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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