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#casa spends $165,000 on the Avalon airshow

Browsing the RTK [Right-to-Know] website this afternoon I found the attached reply to a FOI request.

The total cost of CASA’s attendance at the Avalon Airshow in 2017 was $165,000.

I am incredulous that this could happen. Remember, Shane Carmody gets around $600,000 a year.

So in just 7-days, casa spends the equivalent of 30% […]

Unnecessary ASIC becomes a further impost on rural and remote users

The thoroughly unnecessary ASIC becomes a further impost on rural users on 1st August with major changes to how it operates, with a requirement to present with documents in person, for which there may be a charge made on the applicant.

RAus has withdrawn from the market on the basis of onerous conditions and the […]

Economic growth legislated for #aviation in the US #OZ falls behind again

US Aviation moves forwards in leaps and bounds, while we are dying in Australia. The attached article from Flying Mag bears a read.

Look at the direction here.

This is not “safety limited” by #casa. One area directed is:

“…Establishes a pilot program for Public Private Partnerships at GA Airports to attract private sector investment […]

Atherton Aero Club monthly meeting

Pilot losses mount in Australia, which puts pressure on the provision of aviation services in the “bush” in particular to very remote areas.

A recent phone call to Charleville reveals there is only one charter operator west of Toowoomba. This situation extends into northern NSW as well.

All is not well for #aviation and we […]

CASA demonstrate siege mentality

In the last few weeks, since the publication of the Jabiru article in the Australian on 29th July 2016, #casa are attempting to “…pervert a reasonable safety case…” by their actions. In the case of Jabiru, Jonathon Aleck refuses to allow the removal of restrictions on Jabiru to go, saying:

“Our concerns were real and […]

Is this a further case of #casa going the small fish (Flyers)??

A discussion on #pprune is worth repeating here, as it surrounds the recent matter in Tasmania, where #casa has put a case forward in the Tasmanian Magistrates Court of reckless flying, flying after drinking alcohol, unlicenced flying. The latest report has the pilot’s case being referred to the Tasmanian Supreme Court for a jury hearing.

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#casa allegations against RAAUS pilot – already punished by RAAus

#casa allegations against RAAus pilot

A short investigation shows that Shayd Hector:

Was certificated by RAAus as a pilot; Did have an engine failure and was rescued; Already punished by RAAus with a lengthy suspension of his certificate.

Apparently, #casa lodged paperwork only a few days before the last possible day for action in the […]