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New web site – #casa trumpets “Partners in Aviation”

The new #casa web site , lists the following as their “partners in aviation safety”, but there is no mention of:

Pilots; LAME’s; Controllers; Owners; PAX; Operators and A myriad of others who impact on the actual safety of the passenger, owner, operator, pilot and others.

This demonstrates the absolute disconnect in the Australian Aviation […]

#ozaviation in a parlous state – Some background reading for aviators

Background reading for us, should commence with:

No_Confidence in #casa – 2012

Future of Aviation August 2013

Future of Aviation August 2015

ProAviation – Senate report will shape safety investigation future Pro Aviation

AND some more specific comments on recent events:

Dear Ministers & Chair Boyd – from Ben Morgan Aviation Advertiser

Murky Mandarin & possible dodgy deals […]

Is #casa listening?? Another #casa seminar wasted!!

At a recent Aviation Seminar, which was conducted at Mareeba, it is reported that the #casa presenter refused to let certain aviators attend the evening.

These evenings are the only contact that are made in a relatively informal fashion with the industry.

It is essential that the relevant and often repressed questions are allowed and […]

Flying Angels

I know this is old news, but maybe Glenn has some contacts!

National News RBA boss Glenn Stevens a flying Angel in disguise JANE HANSEN The Sunday Telegraph October 28, 2012 12:00AM

Reserve Bank Governor Glenn Stevens is also an Angel Flight pilot, who helped fly Hunter and Madeleine Lawson, with mum Lisa, to […]

Change to #casa regs – remove Part 61, Go to US-FAR’s

The successful meeting in Tamworth on 6th May 2016 is to continue with a high level meeting with DPM Barnaby Joyce and Minister Chester in Canberra on 24th May 2016.

The well constructed letter and argument to these individuals could not be clearer.

Make the change to the US-FAR’s

“…………….. the Federal Aviation Administration of […]

#AMROBA continues it’s call for proper regulation by #casa

#AMROBA continues it’s call for proper regulation by #casa

Until it gets what it wants, #AMROBA will continue this campaign, with growing support across the aviation industry.

That Darren Chester, in his speech/ address, did little to endear the group in his attitude. Maybe too many “smart” advisors??

Breaking News May 6, Meet the Nationals […]

#tamworth rally and #ozaviation

This commenced in April 2016 with the release of Project Eureka by #aopa Australia.

The initial meeting featured Dick Smith:


ABC News report:

Claims that flying regulations are crippling general aviation industry ABC New England

Jennifer Ingall

Updated 14 Apr 2016, 1:52pm

Photo: Aviation industry leaders claim regulations around small aircraft are […]

R22 used in Private ops avoids Jack Pantovic action

Northern Cattle Muster

A real mix of the old and the new just north of The Lynd last Thursday.

A mob of over 500 Brahmans was in the yard just to the south of the idyllic spot for lunch by the musterers.

A brace of four-wheel motor bikes had been joined by the traditional horse, […]

Senate Estimates – 5th May 2016 Heffernan’s last Post

The following are a collation of the 5th May Senate estimates with Nick Xenophon, Bill Heffernan, Glen Sterle and the Senate team on aviation.

Bill’s farewell speech in the Senate:


#MH370 and #atsb:


#m370 update [Peter Foley] and Senator Heffernan’s last Estimates:


D-Day arrives for #ozaviation at Tamworth

The following is re-printed in full and needs the support of all of us.

Last nights Senate Estimates shows the depth to which CEO Skidmore has been side-lined by his staff and is either un-knowing [at best] or completely ignorant of his responsibilities.