Mars helicopter carries Wright stuff on first flight

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A small piece of the first heavier than atmosphere aircraft to make a powered controlled flight on Earth will be on board the first...
From left: Hudson, Boomerang, Harvard and Wirraway. image: Stuart Ferguson

CASA employee in RAAF centenary fly-past

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By Sarah Guttler When a swarm of aircraft flew over Canberra recently to celebrate the RAAF’s centenary, CASA employee Mick Poole was privileged to participate. He...
Piloted electric aircraft to be bought by UPS

Electric freighters on order

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International logistics company UPS will buy up to 150 piloted electric aircraft for short-range deliveries, with the first expected to fly in 2024. UPS’s Flight...

RAAF fills sky for centenary fly-past

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CASA and Flight Safety Australia are about civil aviation but the Royal Australian Air Force, while obviously military, has had a profound influence on...
drone safety sign at Alice Springs airport

CASA sponsors drone safety signs

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A new round of sponsorship to promote drone safety is now open. CASA is accepting applications from individuals, organisations, local government councils and airports to...
The instruments in the cockpit of a Cessna 172

Tell us what equipment you have on board

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We want to better understand pilots who fly VFR so we know how potential airspace changes may affect you. Therefore, we would like to know...

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...

The hour cometh

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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

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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...

Positive climb

Fright VFR

Image of storm clouds

Clouded thinking

Expect the unexpected

Down and dirty

road obscured by low clouds

Not my time to die