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Cessna wing spar alert

Owners, operators and pilots of Cessna 177 and 210 models need to know about a recent airworthiness bulletin for inspections of wing carry through...

BOM to open Brisbane Aviation Forecasting Centre

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) strives to continually improve aviation weather forecasting. That’s why next week, it will open the first of two new...

‘Smoke and flames’ from charger on airline seat

The latest case of an in-flight lithium-ion device fire highlights the dangers these near-universal portable power sources continue to pose. Virgin Atlantic flight 138 was...

Windbreaks cut wake vortexes

They may look like the windbreaks British holidaymakers put up to avoid hypothermia on their frigid, stony beaches, but these tent-like structures are Vienna...

Report finds human factors in Boxing Day balloon crash

A circular handle may have contributed to a fire on a hot air balloon that led to its destruction, an Australian Transport Safety Bureau...

Ride shotgun in a Hurricane

We don’t generally publish advertisements in Flight Safety Australia but as high-octane daydream fuel this one is hard to beat. Last week specialist warbird...

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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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