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FOI who disappeared in Quadrio’s case back in #casa

Yvette Lutz is back in #casa.

Although this FOI was tasked with a written statement, to damn John Quadrio, she did not appear in the AAT hearing. The statement was written by Moore, the investigator, not Lutz.

When referred to another FOI, that person said “I …can see nothing wrong in the video clip…”

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, […]

CASA not supported by aviation industry

CASA not supported by aviation industry

CASA has not been supported by the aviation industry as it goes about an expensive and poorly directed “reform process”. Industry has sent numerous messages to the Minister, Heads of Departments and CASA itself without any indication of change of direction. The most obvious recent “fail to change” is […]

AVMED Problems – Bladeslapper

AVMED problems raised by Helicopter pilots:

Re: Helicopter Pilot training path

The information provided by HKK is still current. I had LASEK in 2009 with pre-surgery refraction of -5 left and -3 right and was subsequently confirmed as AVR1 by AVMED. by jandakotflyer Fri Mar 21, 2014 2129 Forum: Flight Training Topic: Helicopter Pilot training […]

Helicopters, ATSB, CASA and wire strikes

There have been numerous incidents over the past years – including.

Parkes; atsb – wirestrikes_20050055

An article in Thompsons [produced below] from 2007 gives some views as to the effects of these types of accidents:

Helicopter crashes report delayed

The Aust Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is still working on a report into wirestrikes – incidents […]

R22/ R44 matter goes on – Robinson manual found defective

Court of Appeal – FSA 2002 – pages 55-61 R22/ R44 matter goes on, – Robinson manual found defective, with the Court of Appeal in Brisbane awarding an up-held appeal by the McDermott’s.

The original matter was reported here earlier in 2014.

This goes back to 2004, where a retraining bold let go [Bolt-4] and […]

Chopper landing at Cooktown – Quality Landing site??

A Bell-206 ‘landed’ on an outcrop of rock yesterday [7th October 2014]. The aircraft sufffered what appears to be a dynamic ‘rollover’.

A “safe” operation???

 

Dick Smith re-enters the fray – problems with AirServices [ASA]

I was travelling two weeks ago and Macca on Sunday had Dick Smith pointing out the problems with Part 61, and the substantial extra costs imposed on the industry. He also went to the confusion being foisted on the entire industry.

In the article by Steve Creedy, the matter is further developed.

Rob Rich of […]

Helicopter industry dismayed at CASA forcing through Part 61

The Helicopter industry is dismayed at CASA forcing through Part 61, Rob Rich says in the current issue of the AHIA Journal. The full article is below.

From this it is apparent, either CASA is not listening, or is determined to force through changes regardless of what industry wants, which is central to the submissions […]

Part 61 called unworkable – CASA called to account

The new Part 61 called unworkable by the Helicopter industry secretary, Rob Rich.

The Helicopter industry has CASA called to account through the Minister.

The letter to Minister Truss says in part “… Never in this time have I seen such turmoil and mistrust in the Regulator.”

This brings the real problems with the industry […]

R22 helicopters, LAME’s, Owners and legal actions

In March 2014, the following was reported and bears reading:

McDermott & Ors v Robinson Helicopter Company [2014]QSC 34 PARTIES: GRAHAM JAMES McDERMOTT (first plaintiff) JUANITA CAROL McDERMOTT (second plaintiff) NTB PASTORAL HOLDINGS PTY LTD (third plaintiff) v ROBINSON HELICOPTER COMPANY (first defendant) FILE NO/S: BS 4573 of 2007 DIVISION: Trial Division PROCEEDING: Trial DELIVERED […]

Barrow Island Squirrel

The following was published today and should be read in conjunction with the Bell 412 incident [training] and PelAir [Met and other issues]

Saturday, December 14, 2013

 

 

ATSB chopper emergency inquiry contradicts Pel-Air report Ben Sandilands | Dec 13, 2013 10:24AM | EMAIL |

This is another reminder to the Minister for Transport, […]