Peter Lloyd, AC OBE MiD

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Pilot, administrator and innovator of Australian aviation George Alfred ‘Peter’ Lloyd has died, aged 101. He passed away on Tuesday at his home at...

Stay OnTrack: Flying the Perth region

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Flying into metropolitan areas can be intimidating and nerve racking, as you share the airspace with a diverse mix of traffic. CASA recently developed Stay...

Crashed helicopter had landed but took off again under cloud

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A privately operated helicopter that crashed in Kosciuszko National Park, NSW, killing the two people on board had landed earlier in the day as...
The sky's the limit photo competition

Over $3500 in prizes as photo contest takes off

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Budding aviation photographers could take home a gift card worth up to $500 and get their work published in our Flight Safety Australia calendar...
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Safety promotion sponsorship

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Program now open for applications CASA’s safety promotion sponsorship program for this year is now open. It’s an opportunity to support aviation organisations or individuals who...

Stay OnTrack: Flying the Brisbane region

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Stay OnTrack: Flying the Brisbane region is the latest in a series of guides being developed by CASA to help pilots navigate busy metropolitan...
Image Tool-control

Back in the box: the importance of tool control for safety

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Technology can assist, but not replace, human thoroughness in controlling this foreign object damage hazard Aircraft maintenance is an unforgiving way to make a living.  As...

Total recall

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If not for an experienced engineer’s long and detailed memory, a serious in-flight incident might have remained a mystery By Robert Wilson It’s something not meant...
Small aircraft taking off.

Trim set mindset

Pressure drove this pilot towards an error, discipline allowed for a recovery By Lawrence Moloney Recently I set out to conduct a local flight in my...
Aircraft flying over land in the sky

Fear for lunch

A newly minted rating, a blandly confident low-hours pilot, time pressure and a desire to impress. What could possibly go wrong? By a Flight Safety...
aircraft flying over ocean

Taking the low road

A pilot flying at an incorrect level in a busy lane making garbled radio calls creates a wake of confusion and danger Recently I embarked...
aircraft in a paddock with a cloudy stormy sky

Down to the wire

Flying alone, a recreational pilot falls prey to confirmation bias, and ends up lucky to tell the tale Back in mid-2017, some friends and I...
Image: pilot instructor in a light aircraft in the sky

Andante, andante

Purely by accident, an instructor learns that taking your time can be the key to survival  By Douglas Robertson Long ago and far away I was...
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More than enough excitement

This pilot was stunned by an inadvertent loop in a hang-glider The air was just different one week at a Forbes hang-gliding competition a few...