Australian Lightwing GR 912 light sport aircraft

Timely bulletin has advice for engine preservation

An airworthiness bulletin published three years ago is worth a read if you are considering laying up your aircraft in response to the Covid-19...
Jackie Dujmovic flying a drone

Drone diaries – Jackie Dujmovic

For Jackie Dujmovic, the career transition to drone operator was a no brainer. After spending years working at sea in the international global maritime industry...

Test your knowledge on flying operations

How well do you know aviation and aviation safety? Test your knowledge with the CASA quizzes.   1 When a low pressure system is present over...
Artwork about hand sanitiser showing message 'Do not send'.

A reminder on hand sanitiser

Authorities are warning about the dangers of sending bulk quantities of hand sanitiser by air or mail. This follows a sharp rise in hand sanitiser...
Woman preparing to fly a drone.

Test your knowledge on drones

How well do you know the rules about flying your drone? For instance, can you fly over a crowded beach to get that great...
Vacant desk of an air traffic controller

Communicating with air traffic control

Making radio calls can be quite daunting, especially for new pilots. However, communication with air traffic control (ATC), where safety-critical information is exchanged between...

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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