SkyEcho2 low-cost ADS-B

Low-cost ADS-B

See. Be Seen. Avoid. It’s a simple principle that CASA is encouraging all visual flight rules (VFR) pilots should adopt. To assist in being ‘seen’, there is now an easy and relatively cheaper option using automatic dependent surveillance...
Qantas 747

Queen of the sky makes graceful exit

A piece of Australian aviation history leaves our shores today, on its way to a Californian aircraft boneyard. It is the last flight of...
Air traffice control desk and headphones

Frequency congestion

The key to safety when using the radio in your aircraft is to pause before speaking. The discipline of a moment’s silence between keying...
aerobatics

Small cameras in aircraft: take care of your selfie

In the 20th century the notion of putting high-resolution movie cameras capable of shooting at 60 frames per second and recording stereo sound into...
Pilots in the cockpit

The mental health and wellbeing of the aviation industry

By Capt. Laurie Shaw The dichotomy of the present global situation is that the aviation industry is designed to connect people while, at the same...
Pre-flight checklist

To begin at the beginning

In my first year as a student, I had an encounter with an instructor with a difference. Old school, ex-air force and a collector...

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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