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Request for Tender – PelAir Norfolk Island Ditching Request June 2015

Request for Tender – PelAir Norfolk Island Ditching Request June 2015

On 14th June 2015, ATSB let a RFT [Request for Tender], which has a return date of 7th July 2015. The work has to be completed between August 2015 and the end of 2015.

This finally sees the recovery of the CVR and FDA […]

AOPA has new President and meets Skidmore

AOPA has new President and meets Skidmore

AOPA Australia hosted a talk-fest with Mark Skidmore, CASA CEO as one of the speakers. Attendees included longtime members Dick Smith and Bill Hamilton.

They were disappointed by the presentation as Skidmore said “…part 61 as presented by CASA is the leading part 61 exposition in the world […]

Show Cause Notice – AOPA procedure CAR 269

Show Cause Notice – Boyd Munro procedure

In light of the recent spate of actions by CASA, with the distinct aim of “suspension”, rather than trying to work properly with the individual, who in the eyes of CASA may have transgressed, or assumed to have transgressed.

I reproduce the instructions and directions that originally […]

CASA’s Terry Farquartson to leave

CASA’s Terry Farquartson to leave

Confirmed by Mark Skidmore at May estimates, TF is to finally depart CASA on 5th July 2015.

It will be interesting to see who is “groomed” as next in line to TF and whether there will be proper succession and any improvement over what has become a “…tolling of the […]

CASA and the AAT – CASA fails to “assist the tribunal”

CASA and the AAT – CASA fails to “assist the tribunal”

The recent decision against CASA last month raises some interesting issues.

This involved a trainee [CPL] pilot, who hired an aircraft for which he was properly authorised to fly, arrives a few minutes after last light. The pilot [Fadella], is accused of a range […]

Gabion Rock and Stone Size Walls Garden Aus

Source: Gabion Rock and Stone Size Walls Garden Aus

Dick Smith awarded AC in awards list

Dick Smith awarded AC in awards list

Dick Smith has been appointed a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia.

In an interview today, when asked as to what challenges lie ahead, Dick said that aviation, which is one of his passions needed some thought and attention.

Dick continued on the same […]

Dick Smith and Air Services – Safety Case??

Dick Smith and Air Services – Safety Case??

Dick Smith talks to Alan Jones on Friday 5th June 2015 [http://www.2gb.com/article/alan-jones-dick-smith-0]

or on http://po.st/WlM582

#casa safety issues that are not addressed are discussed.

No safety case here says CASA

Dick Smith says that the Departmental Head of Minister Truss, Mike Mrdk is misleading the community.

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Dick Smith has a win against #CASA with “commonsense”

Dick Smith has a win against #CASA with “commonsense”.

Dick Smith has been calling for changes to the Air Services (#ASA) and #CASA dominance on resisting serious safety issues to RPT in #ozaviation. This has been since Dick Smith relinquished the #CASA Board chair.

Dick has called for immediate changes to airspace management, […]