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CASA online store September special

This month, the price of safety is not much more than two large cups of coffee. CASA’s online store is offering our Communication, Navigation, Surveillance,...
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Think tank develops thought control cockpit

The US military laboratory that gave the world the computer mouse, GPS, and computer networking, has developed a way for pilots to control aircraft...

Have your say in the direction of Flight Safety Australia

Since 2012, Flight Safety Australia has been delivered electronically via the magazine app for tablets, the flightsafetyaustralia.com website and on social media channels. While many...
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Wrong runway landings

In the last two years, 596 aircraft in the US have landed on the wrong runway—that’s one every second day. At a recent summit in...

Software learns in quest for batteries

Lithium batteries can have serious safety consequences if they're not carried correctly when you're flying. They are packed with energy which under the wrong...

Boeing drone to fuel navy jets

The US Navy has picked Boeing to supply unmanned tanker aircraft. The navy last week awarded a $US805 million ($A1.1 billion) development contract for...

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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