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#casa moves to push recreation aviation out of operation

#casa moves to push recreation aviation out of operation

The following is published by Australian Flying and implicates #casa in further problems for aviation, now that damage to GA in Australia reaches terminal proportions.

That #casa is unable to properly press a pro-active stance on aviation at all – #casa corporate plan, spells disaster for all sectors of #ozaviation.

According to #casa, there is no pro-active way forward.

3rd Sep 2015, 19:21 From#pprune                             #182 (permalink)
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Well guys, we can look forward to this:

CASA set to increase Recreational Oversight

Another empire building effort by the CASA Sport Aviation Office:

The Recreational aviation organisations have worked under the assumption that they can keep CASA at bay to some extent and by having the Australian system of self administering organisations the crocodile will eat them last.
Well the crocodile is hungry and coming for them now.

Frankly it is pretty obnoxious that people wanting to fly gliders or ultralights are forced to join a private body that has had some of the coercive powers of the State given to it on a monopoly basis.

The outcomes are pathetic also as RAAus members kill themselves regularly and GFA gliding instructors kill and injure their students.
Time to adopt the US rules.
The EAA and SSA in the USA have NO regulatory powers at all and reject attempts to give them such powers as it would change the relationship between the organisation and its members.
The Australian system has organisations of individuals which meant to work for the benefit of the members, taking the part of the regulator. You can’t work for two bosses with different goals.
Just take a look at the SAAA’s ineptitude in defending Part 21 (they don’t even try – it is becoming the RV kitbuilders’s association – the website no longer highlights “home of Australian Experimental”) and
The GFA sold out the maintenance of gliders to CASA, but the President got a seat on the Board so it’s all good.
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CASA set to increase Recreational Oversight

CASA will introduce new oversight measures to cope with the challenge of increased activity in recreational aviation.

In the Corporate Plan released last week, CASA outlined a series of new measures that will mean greater involvement with Recreational Aviation Administration Organisations (RAAO) such as RA-Aus, the Gliding Federation of Australia and the Sport Aircraft Association of Australia.

According to the Corporate Plan, CASA has identified recreational aviation as a key challenge, and will introduce modern regulations, have an increased presence at sport and recreational events such as air shows, and help RAAOs with enforcement action on non-compliant operators.

Specifically, CASA intends to:

  • introduce an Approved Organisations Model under Part 149
  • increase presence at events
  • conduct surveillance of RAAOs based on risk
  • conduct both scheduled and unscheduled surveillance on RAAOs
  • increased audits of LSA manufacturers and importers
  • centralise model aircraft display and approvals to standardise
  • conduct assessment and oversight of sport aviation delegates
  • implement safety campaigns

RA-Aus CEO Michael Linke said his organisation already had procedures in place to make sure members operated at a high level of safety.

“Recreational Aviation Australia works very hard with members to ensure compliance and safety assurances are provided to CASA,” he told Australian Flying.

“At a recent routine audit, CASA found Recreational Aviation Australia to be operating in accordance with our obligations. We have confidence in our members and we have in place the necessary processes to ensure continued safe operation of aircraft, pilots and maintainers within our organisation.”

CASA has also said it intends to increase the number of staff committed to overseeing RAAOs and recreational operations.


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