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Is #casa testing the water over private pilots??

One of the most active areas of #aviation, with no comment from CEO Carmody, but a lot of noise from Peter Gibson, who routinely gets it wrong.

The Australian this morning has a report on the matter.

It seems though, it is a “….water testing….” moment by the regulator.

As Margaret Pagani says “……the charity […]

#casa noise and the March missive

Reading the attached March missive shows just how disengaged #casa are from the #aviation industry.

The issues that really concern us are not even canvassed eg. the #ASRR implementation.

Mo monthly updates, just consign the #ASRR to the waste paper bucket, as in the #casa annual report, where no KPI’s were used to justify how […]

CVDA update

I attache the following from John O’Brien and also pass along my thoughts and best wishes to Arthur, who I first met over 20-years ago. As you say John, his enthusiasm is infectious. CVDPA Update Latest CVDPA update sent to members and supporters this week… Colour Vision Update – March 2016

Quote: Dear Friends […]

#casa loses 17, 371 pilots – The 2015 #casa annual report just does not add up!!

I have tracked #casa’s annual report for a several years [table collated below], particularly since when flying you notice less and less radio calls or [except for Virgin, QANTAS and Jetstar], less aircraft in the air.

In the published data, #casa show a major discrepancy in the numbers. Here we see, looking at 2011, a […]

#casa releases 2015 annual report

No fanfare at all, no press release, no Peter Gibson “press release” and #casa releases 2015 annual report on it’s web-site only.

Signed off by the Board on 1st October 2015, to the Minister.

Nothing in Parliament either.

No question time questions either.

Read the Annual Report of #casa. [broken up below into the sections]

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Senate – Supplementary Estimates – Monday 19 October 2015

The October estimates in which Senator Heffernan asks #casa, #asa, #atsb and others serious questions is on next Monday.

May estimates reference.

The QON, which were due in July surfaced today and are below:

CASA

ATSB

Airservices

AMSA

AAA

OTS

Some good breakdown of estimates is here:

http://auntypru.com/forum/-Senate-Estimates-2015?pid=2379#pid2379

And the other tabled documents from the […]

ASRR review – status??

ASRR review – status??

The ASRR has now been in place since mid-2014, with some 37 prime matters [45 total matters identified by the Forsyth review] directed to be attended to] which are listed below.

It should be remembered that the ASRR largely came about as a result of the PelAir Senate inquiry and there […]

Is there any hope for a good AVMED assessment??

Is there any hope for a good AVMED assessment??

Navarthe has gone from AVMED and the ridiculously expensive AAT CVD case has been lost, together with the reversal of a series of AVMED – Navarthe decisions. There is a call for all those who have been affected to give their case. This continued with Dr. […]

CVDPA Announcement – Pape and CASA

In conversations with Arthur Pape over a period of 20-years, I have found him to be a tireless advocate for proper and evidence based aviation medicine. This compares to CASA, which has a reliance on unproven “technical submissions” made without proper and deep peer review.

It seems that this malaise of CASA has struck again […]

#PelAir Inquiry – reopened

#PelAir Inquiry

Re-opened 18th February 2015

This occurred on 18th February 2015 and is alongside the Supreme Court finding for Karen Casey. Karen is the flight nurse on the ill-fated PelAir flight, who has an action against PelAir for damages in the NSW Supreme Court.

27th February 2015 – Bernie Curall death

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PelAir […]

2015 changes to DAME Handbook

2015 changes to DAME Handbook

The problem of CASR part 61 continues, with unknown changes to Class 2 medicals and the private pilot caught in an ever widening web by CASA, as well as it’s focus group of commercial pilots [CPL]

The so-called use of evidence based medicine is horrific, as CASA Aeromed can over […]

Senate Estimates and CASA/ Air Services

Senate Estimates and CASA/ Air Services/ MrDak

The 24th February 2015 senate estimates and hearings proved interesting last night. The senators certainly were not happy with a number of people, including the Head of Department, MrDak, CEO Airservices [ASA] Ms Staib and a number of others in answering or avoiding answering questions.

The corruption […]

CASA loses the CVD case

CASA loses the CVD case – John O’Brien wins!!

A good win for the industry, following up on the Angel Flight withdrawal by CASA.

Problem is, we have seen withdrawal before, but CASA finds another loop-hole to have a further go at the industry.

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From the CVDA site: John O’Brien wins AAT challenge […]

Aviation Medicine – Application in Australia

Big problem is in the application by the casa PMO, or principal medical officer being quite difficult in his (not yet her) opinions. Consequently the review of approved DAME doctors approval of medicals for flyers has been quite “random”.

The use of the specialists reports has also been random and for individuals, who have been […]