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UberAir trials about to take off

Forget the new freeways, roads, high-speed rail links and bus corridors that are currently being built in our major capital cities. Ride-share company Uber...

‘Soft’ skills the key to future safety

Aviation training needs to eliminate the distinction between technical and non-technical (so-called ‘soft’) skills if safety is to improve, the country’s leading aviation psychology...

Night goggle limitation warning to pilots

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has issued a warning to pilots on the limitations of night vision imaging systems and goggles following the...

DJI drone safety bulletin

CASA has issued a safety bulletin with a difference. It’s for drones. The bulletin, RPAS-SB-18/01 Issue 1, applies to DJI drones fitted with TB50 and...

Better briefing would have helped in balloon emergency landing

Eleven passengers were injured on 8 February this year when a hot air balloon, operated by Go Wild Ballooning, was forced to make an...

Melbourne VFR lane procedures change next week

If you fly VFR around Port Phillip Bay, you need to know about airspace changes that come into effect on 8 November. The changes will...

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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