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The change of the #casa CEO from Skidmore to Carmody, who was the Deputy Director of the department, reporting to MrDak.

Carmody at #casa replacing Skidmore

This is a major show of strength by MrDak in the struggle to keep a lid on the #aviation industry and show that there is “…nothing […]

September missive by #casa and goodbye Skidmore

This is Skidmore’s last misssive, and …goodbye…

[Remember, the missive only goes to around 7000 people and many of these only have an interest in #aviation, being on the “list”]

What has Skidmore brought us?

More regulation; No improvement of regs especially Part 61, which brings higher costs and no understanding improvements, despite Skidmore’s “Tiger […]

ColmarBrunton Report part 2

Reading through the #colmarbrunton report shows the degree to which #casa has no commitment to a “…better way..”. The better way, does not include any new options as the attached table from the report shows. See below.

The key to the #casa approach is “…Industry to comply with regulations and aspire to safety best […]

#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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Jeff Boyd addresses industry in Cairns

Jeff Boyd addresses industry in Cairns

On 4th September 2015, Jeff Boyd addressed a public meeting in Cairns QLD. He addressed a series of important matters, which are critical for aviation in Australia.

Article about the meeting

I have attached a copy of the recording below, which is only accessible to subscribed members. There is […]

AFAP meeting with Skidmore of #casa and AFAP

AFAP meeting with Skidmore of #casa and AFAP

The meeting of Skidmore and AFAP led to a letter, which is attached here.

The most important issues raised were that #casa must get on with the #asrr reform, particularly relating to part 61.

 

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#ASA now refusing to answer questions by The Australian

#ASA now refusing to answer questions by The Australian

Questions, which are a proper part of the transference of information and cooperation that should exist in aviation. This cooperation must exist in order that a joint improvement is made to aviation, rather than one-sided approaches.

The Airservices media unit refused to provide any information or […]

Senate Estimates – The actual hearing 24th February 2015

Senate Estimates – The actual hearing 24th February 2015

With help from the PAIN Group, posted here to the YouTube link is the broken up complete look at the 24th February 2015 estimates.

Worth a read and watch of the obvious body language of the participants.

The full link to other Senate […]

Truss confirms McCormick for ICAO

Truss confirms McCormick for ICAO

In a most amazing turn of events, DPM Truss confirms McCormick for the ICAO position.

This is the person, McCormick, in whom the Australian Senate has no confidence, the person who was heavily involved in the Cathay Pacific #49’s debacle, the person whom has harassed aviation people at Acacia Ridge […]

Mark Skidmore’s first “Missive” – No future for Aviation

Mark Skidmore’s first “Missive”:

Well, the training wheels are off on Mark Skidmore’s first foray into the big aviation world.

He lists the “….five principles CASA must embrace when making decisions or taking actions…”, but the “..principles…” are not bound at all in the CAAct, except for Principle 1 – CAAct 9A.

This approach does […]

Who or what killed Dr Barry Uscinski? Gympie Spitfire crash

Gympie Spitfire crash and Coroners report were commented on earlier by www.vocasupport.com

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Thanks to the Gympie Times for their good work in keeping up with this important story and keeping the pressure further on CASA and where CASA are implicated.

Who or what killed Dr Barry Uscinski? 22nd Jan 2015 5:00 AM […]

Top Tweets for #pelair – Not a good look for Minister Truss

Top Tweets for #pelair.

Results for #pelair

robbo – R44 ‏@flyingoz 8h8 hours ago

Senator @Nick_Xenophon queries political donations by regional airline Rex | The Australian #pelair @SenatorNash http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/aviation/senator-xenophon-queries-political-donations-by-regional-airline-rex/story-e6frg95x-1227191355007?sv=4e02b61a731652a898b89b55be072234#.VMAa4VNytKk.twitter …

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PAIN_NET ‏@PAIN_NET1 Jan 21

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Skidmore finds his way to the CASA web page – eventually!!

 

Skidmore finds his way to the CASA web page – eventually!!

Clicked on the “CASA Director” tab this afternoon [19th January 2015] and all I found was:

The Page [NoSuchPage] is not defined in this application, please check the URL.

Then a few minutes later get the BIO shown below.

Question here is: […]

Gympie Coroners Report released today

Gympie Coroners Report released today, and the report is as follows:

Coroners Inquiry – Gympie Replica Supermarine Accident

In part, Coroner said about the Supermarine accident at Gympie:

CASA

It is clear that CASA had investigated Mr O’Sullivan prior to the inquest in relation to his provision of false information for other aircraft, but […]

ASSR replies released late by DOTARs – Challenge to CEO Skidmore

ASSR replies released by DOTARs on 6th January 2015. This was done without any fanfare or media releases at all, just appears on the web-site.

These are a must-read, with the “Government Response” attempting to water down the effect of the ASRR.

The Government response says, in part:

Industry will be provided with further opportunities […]

ATSB reports not identifying CASA’s surveillance as a contributing safety factor when it is identified in the analysis as deficient

The following demonstrates the real underlying issue in ATSB investigations, when CASA has failed to properly surveil the operator, leading to an operational issue. Further, ATSB is not issuing the “safety factor” on the regulator. Surely, this leaves both CASA and ATSB in breach of CAAct 9A(1)

REPCON Mode Aviation Reference No. AR201400079 Date reported […]

Does CASA properly use Instruments??

Repeal of Instruments and Instruments revoked

One of the problems an aviator has is the improper use of regulations/ instruments. This is a distinctly obvious problem of understanding by both CASA and the individual or business.

A question to be asked is do these CASA – made instruments expire or if they have not been […]

Interest in the Senate Inquiries – the score – 1, 557, 381 views and 6, 364 posts

Interest in the Senate Inquiries – the score – 1, 557, 381 views and 6, 364 posts Published: 28th December 2014

The Senate AAI hearings, operating under the RRAT Committee, with the following who are members [see below], include Senators Glenn Sterle, Bill Heffernan, Nick Xenophon, Fiona Nash.

The current interest, in people who […]

Address by Jonathon Aleck – November 2014

Address by Jonathon Aleck – November 2014, which goes to the matter of ‘trust’.

The industry is clear – it does not trust the regulator.

The ASRR report by David Forsyth and the many submissions could not be clearer – No trust in the regulator and also the safety investigator.

There is no mention […]

Useful data on aircraft ownership/leases

Useful data on aircraft ownership/leases that a article by Dale Rayner in a browse recently found:

Ten things to know about leasing and financing aircraft in Australia Norton Rose Fulbright LLP Dale Rayner Australia December 4 2014

1| Registration of an Aircraft in Australia

Pursuant to the Civil Aviation Act, s20AA a person must […]

Albanese reply to Truss/ MrDak ASRR response

The following is from Hansard as the reply by Albanese to the Truss ASRR release. Mr. Albanese does not “get-it”, with the concentration of the ex-minister being on local “noise”.

The industry response is instructive and the highlights below.

Mr ALBANESE (Grayndler) (09:20): Can I begin by saying that it is good to […]

Industry responses to Truss ASRR announcement

The following is from pprune and is worth following up:

 

3rd Dec 2014, 18:23 #1590 (permalink) Sarcs Join Date: Apr 2007 Location: Go west young man Posts: 1,605 Round the traps on ASRR Govt response.

AA online: Government backs bulk of ASRR recommendations

Oz Flying: Truss tables Government Response to Forsyth Report

Aviation Business: […]

Government responds to Aviation Safety Review

Here is the reponse, Truss has had his hand held here and who by??

MrDak??

However, the Report found that there were opportunities for improvement to ensure Australia remains a leading aviation State.

That’s not what David Forsyth said in May 2014. He was not at all concillatory about where CASA or ATSB were in […]

Pilot numbers indicate a major fall in aviation

Too early to say aviation is dead, but the following numbers show it is horribly sick.

Participation rate falls of 62% when measured against active medicals.

The most disturbing part is the almost 400% rise of failed medicals. The current CVD debacle is indicative of a regulator which is completely out of touch with the […]

Interference in Freedom of Speech – Cairns to Canberra Caravan

There has been an on-going battle on pprune, with The Cairns to Canberra Mission, which has reached it’s third itteration and over 8500 reads of the ‘mission’, which reached the senate estimates committee with a submission that went to the heart of the problems within CASA.

Below is a summary of the mission, which continues […]

Who was in the # 113 Pilot’s Course – RAAF???

New CASA CEO: Mark Skidmore career highlights

2013 – Aviation consultant

2013 Director Flight Operations Raytheon Australia

2001-2012 Royal Australian Air Force – from 2008 Air Commander Australia; previously: Joint Force Air Component Commander including Director of the Coalition Combined Air Operations Centre in the Middle East Area, Director Combined Air and Space Operations Centre, […]

Report by State Development Regional aviation services in NSW slams excessive regulation and impact on aviation

The release of the Standing Committee on State Development Regional aviation services has been released and the summary appears below.

This idicates the concern of the committe over the effect of the regulations and their changes [by the regulator – CASA and the effect on aviation].

This is specifically at Recommendation 1 and 8.

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Cairns to Canberra Caravan reaches the Capital for meetings

The caravan always had it’s objective to go to the Senate estimates and meet with senior CASA personell.

These objectives were met, with Senators Sterle and Heffernan coming to the group during a break. One member had met with Senator Heffernan in the past, but had not had the opportunity to meet Deputy […]

The Anti-corruption caravan meets the Senators with a Manifest of problems

The Senate estimates at Parliament Hause last night was an interesting listen.

A very poor performance by the CASA team, with stumbles and unanswered questions being the highlight of the night. That CASA was left to last thing was surprising, but a lot of Senators had their allocated question group at the end, particularly Senator […]

The Caravan to Canberra from Cairns

The Caravan to Canberra from Cairns

 

 

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The pprune post that remains:

Thread Tools Search this Thread 27th Oct 2014, 17:47 #1 (permalink) Up-into-the-air Join Date: May 2010 Location: More than 300km from SY, Australia Posts: 764 The Cairns to Canberra Mission [Mark 2] In the aviation industry, we have […]