Review the changes in the AIP 

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With the new flight operations regulations coming into effect tomorrow, you’ll see some changes in the 2 December 2021 Aeronautical Information Publication.   The majority...
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Give the gift of safety this Christmas!

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Looking for the perfect gift for the aviator in your life? Or perhaps like to treat yourself this festive season? Then grab this Flight...
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New drone safety apps

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Five new CASA-verified drone safety apps are now available for recreational and commercial drone operators to download and use. The apps give users location-based information...

Chilling warning for Summer flyers

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Icing is a year-round hazard, as a recent Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) report makes unsettlingly clear. On 19 December 2019, a turbine powered Cessna...
Phil De Glanville | image: supplied

Drone Flyer Diary – Phil De Glanville

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Accelerating from designer to award-winning drone photographer Phil De Glanville’s reputation as a leading photographer took flight when he was named a category winner...
Fire fighting helicopter dropping water against a smoky orange sky.

Stay away from bushfires

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With the bushfire season already upon us, it’s time to remind all pilots – commercial, recreational and drone – to stay away from bushfires...

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...

Phoney maintenance

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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...
Small plane flying in a cloudy sky

Positioning for a near miss

Don’t get slack about your radio calls, as this pilot did I was flying a white low-wing aircraft up the east coast. It was early...
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Yes? Actually, no

When the weather turned quickly, this pilot was scud running I restarted private flying for fun in the mid-2010s, after having flown for a while...

Without ever leaving the ground

A pilot having a bad day decides it is better to cut his losses after nearly cutting himself I have always read with interest the...
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Ducking and diving

After an engine is destroyed during a night take-off, a corporate jet struggles to stay airborne By Andrew McDougall We started the take-off roll at approximately...
Cessna aircraft

Bowled out by a bouncer

A series of dubious decisions led to a frightening crash landing From a safe distance I surveyed the depressing scene – the Cessna 182 crippled...
Cessna 172

It’s a health hazard

This pilot pushed on as the visibility gradually reduced – until he was flying blind By Andrew Clarke My close call occurred in late 2006. At...