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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Aviation effects of Wind Turbines

The following post on pprune, gives a list of issues that should be dealt with the regulator – CASA

Aviation effects of Wind Turbines, as below:

Up-into-the-air Join Date: May 2010 Location: More than 300km from SY, Australia Posts: 687 RFS Operations If these are removed from Crookwell, having also serious flight time in the […]

Coober Pedy runway requirements – effect on community acknowledged

CASA allow continued operations:

“…because any restrictions could cause social and economic disruption….”

No information has been divulged as to a “safety case” for the allowance, or is it because “nothing has gone wrong so far??

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Coober Pedy runway requirements – Civil Aviation Safety Authority

4 Sep 2014 4:20 PM

CIVIL AVIATION […]

Wind turbines – Related Information

The following is from the Airport, Aviation protection Group and the references to the CASA web site [includes information that is now removed by CASA from general view]:

1. Project AS 06/07 Assessment of obstacles including wind turbines and exhaust plumes Project closure notes

Project closed 1 March 2011

Project overtaken by events. AC 139-18(0) […]

Civil Aviation Act – What does it really mean?? What is s9A??

The following from the Civil Aviation Act section 9 and 9A, govern what happens, with the catch-all at 9A:

9 CASA’s functions

(1) CASA has the function of conducting the safety regulation of the following, in accordance with this Act and the regulations:

(a) civil air operations in Australian territory;

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Wind Turbines in Australia – The Goulburn Experience

A local report [22nd August 2014] is as follows:

 

Release: Wind Turbines – What effects do they really have??

At a protest meeting in Goulburn NSW, over 40 people turned out on a typical spring day in cool and mild weather. The protest was at the same time local member, Prue Goward [Minister […]

CASA upsets Angel Flight – Who’s next??

Angel Flight has released the following to those who operate as pilots and general supporters.

Angel Flight did not have a public submission to the ASRR [Aviation Safety Regulatory Review] by David Forsyth. Maybe this is another group who were concerned about how CASA would deal with them if they made their views public.

And […]

Is CASA ready to act?? – AWU asks the question of Minister Truss and the regulator

Is CASA ready to act??

The latest call for the Government [and it’s ‘watchdog” – CASA] to get it’s act in order comes from the AWU.

Secretary Tony Sheldon says that:

“Since MH17, we’ve seen government inaction, airline inaction and watchdog inaction.”

 

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Govt failing to act on safer skies: union AAP August 07, […]

Australian Flying publishes on the CVD issues

The following is on Dr. Pape and the CVD issues and well done in bringing the issues to us and at the very least the inconsistentent approach of the regulator in it’s failure to raise a proper safety case:

 

CASA Moves on Colour Vision

26 Jun 2014

CASA has raised the hackles of […]

CVD – Coulour Vision Deficiency – Pilots attacked by Regulator – CASA in Australia

The following articles ran today [20th June 2014] in Australia, which give a clear indication of the way the Australian regulator treat Australian pilots with disregard.

 

1 SBS – News

19 Jun 2014 – 1:12pm Colour-blind pilot challenges licence restrictions

A Qantas jet flies past the control tower at Sydney Airport. (Source: AAP) […]

Colour Vision “deficient” (CVD) pursued by CASA

The following was released today, which goes to the latest push of CASA against pilots, with no “safety case” given:

 

VIPA labels new colour vision deficiency regs “discriminatory”

Item by australianaviation.com.au at 11:54 am, Thursday June 19 2014 Leave a Comment

The Virgin Independent Pilots Association (VIPA) says new rules relating to colour […]

Part 61 – What impact will it have on the pilot community??

CASA is currently pressing on with PART 61, against the wishes of the aviation community and with out proper promulgation of the MOS [Manual of Standards]. A search today, 18th June 2014, does not have a published MOS for Part 61.

The Part cannot stand on it’s own without the standard.

The full part is: […]

ASRR submissions released by Forsyth review

These submissions were released today [13th June 2014] and bear some careful reading.

The large number of confidential submissions [over 70 of the 269] bears witness that a large individuals and organisations are concerned about retribution on making a submission.

The public submissions released today can be read here [I have sorted them into groups […]

MH370 – What others are saying

Christine Negroni has been interested in Australian aviation for a period of time, writing an insightful article about PelAir in February 2013.

As we know this Senate inquiry has morphed into the ASRR, which has not held back in it’s censure of both the CASA and ATSB, with some serious and deep seated changes required […]

Mr. Truss – Jobs to be done this week in aviation

We saw the release of the ASRR report last week, which has a substantial “read” to it, and 37 recommendations.

To take you back to your talk to ‘SafeSkies’ last October, which was reported by Steve Creedy in The Australian and what Minister Truss said.

Top marks for:

The ETA for the review was met […]

An old report reminds us of the Annex 13 requirements ASRR report due soon

An old report reminds us of the Annex 13 requirements and maybe reminds us of the ATSB reports and the errors exposed by “interested parties” in getting the actual answers.

Unfortunately there are too many since Whyalla, where ATSB has some serious answers to give:

Whyalla Lockhart River Benalla Canley Vale Norfolk Island

for a […]

Is this CASA’s latest movement machine??

Are the wheels really coming off the CASA machine??

Perhaps moving the over-burden while looking for the $89.9m in the Budget.

 

 

 

CASA and ? Corporate frenzy to justify direction of operation

The material written below by CASA, has been overtaken by events since 2011 [probably written in late 2011/ early 2102, as it is not dated], yet CASA still publish this on their web-site: –

To say:

CASA’s governance framework provides the context within which the organisation operates to achieve its objectives, ensuring transparent, ethical and […]

CASA and the RFS – Where/ what about the operations?

Senator Bill Heffernan has asked some very serious questions about the operations of the RFS [Rural Fire Service] in it’s activities and about the way CASA interfaces. In the light of the PelAir incident, and the subsequent inquiry, one must ask some serious questions about he operation of the “fire bombing”.

What is the safety […]