Give the gift of safety this Christmas

Do you need the ideal gift for the aviator in your life, or perhaps a little treat for yourself during the silly season? Then...
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Join the conversation with CASA’s aviation safety advisors

Their role is a combination of diplomat, travelling salesperson, agony aunt, advocate, pastor and, very rarely, stand-up comedian. CASA’s aviation safety advisors are the...
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Your muster read for summer

Subscribers to Flight Safety Australia’s Summer 2019 print edition are already reading about how chasing animals with helicopters, aeroplanes or gyrocopters is a distinctively...

Ballina: be heard, be seen, be safe

Flying in and out of Ballina, on the NSW north coast, will be changing from Thursday 5 December 2019. Due to the increase in air...
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Hazy days of summer come early

It’s a hazy day today over southeastern Australia, and likely to be the one of many such days over the coming summer. According to...
Lores Bonney—first Australian woman to fly solo around Australia, to fly solo from Australia to England and to fly solo from Australia to South Africa.

Happy birthday Lores Bonney

Today would have been the 122nd birthday of Lores Bonney, one of the remarkable flyers of her time. She established records which have not been...

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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