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Tackling a toolbox talk with maintenance engineers – carbon monoxide

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Maintenance personnel play an important role in ensuring the structural integrity of aircraft. This toolbox talk dives into the topic of carbon monoxide and...

Near collision at Mildura

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Two aircraft taking off from intersecting runways at the same time from Mildura Airport in Victoria almost collided, an ATSB report says. During the 6...

Maintenance Month takes flight

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Aircraft maintenance engineers play a vital role in ensuring safety across the aviation industry. Millions of passengers rely on aircraft to take them on...

Wings Award winner profile — Trent Robinson

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Trent Robinson's life has been soaring among the clouds since he was a child. Growing up with a father who was an airline pilot...

Drone flyer diary: Dean West

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Meet Dean West, a Darwin-bred dad-of-four and veteran, whose day job involves supporting emergency services and averting disasters with the aid of cutting-edge drone...

Confused landing led to sting in the tail

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A chain of misunderstandings and miscalculations brought a student and instructor terrifyingly close to a hangar during a go-around after a tail strike.

Dirty plus thirty

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A 12-factor classification of maintenance hazards remains as relevant as it was in 1993. Gordon Dupont’s' dirty dozen’, identifies manageable distinct safety problems, breaking a huge vague challenge into 12 smaller ones.
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Back in the box: the importance of tool control for safety

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Technology can assist, but not replace, human thoroughness in controlling this foreign object damage hazard Aircraft maintenance is an unforgiving way to make a living.  As...

Nearly made the news

When faced with ambiguous information, this pilot swallowed pride and made the safe decision. How much fuel do we have? I always like to know...

One wrong turn

A recreational pilot's first flight after learning the basics of navigation unravels into an embarrassment that could have been a disaster.

Earth, wind and water

The elements humble a newly qualified pilot. I was a freshly minted CPL with the world at my feet, or so I thought. After arriving in...

Planning for remote possibilities

The tiniest change of heading took this pilot out of his comfort zone. As a low-hours VFR-only recreational pilot who is super safety conscious, I...

I didn’t plan on that

Sticking to a rigid schedule when circumstances have changed is the opposite of safe flight planning. I was building hours after my PPL and was...

The still of the night

On a very dark night, not understanding an engine's operating characteristics almost led to disaster. I am a flight instructor for a flying club located...