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Billionaire changed face of aviation

As a child, Paul Allen knew the names of the Mercury Seven astronauts by heart in the way other children memorised sport stars. As...
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‘Walk in my shoes’ for Airport Safety Week

Airport Safety Week kicks off next Monday and runs until Friday 19 October. The safety campaign is specially aimed at employees and contractors working...

Investigator praises crew in propeller separation

An undetected fatigue crack led to the separation of the right propeller from a Saab 340B over southwestern Sydney in March last year, the...
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Calling out for close calls

Every pilot has had at least one flight that has taught them a lasting lesson about flying. That’s a close call—a hard-won lesson too...

Beans mean safety gains for FIFO operator

A little humour, and the promise of free jelly beans have helped an Australian air carrier reduce its burden of overweight cabin baggage and...

Challenge sums up years of drone history and growth

To see how far unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, have come in the past 12 years look no further than Dalby, on the Queensland...

Airworthiness

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...

Rationalising airworthiness

Thomas P. Turner The pilot of a vintage Cessna 120 taildragger noticed over time that the aeroplane’s battery would not always hold a charge. It...

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