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Judicial Inquiry into CA$A called for by LNP Queensland Conference

On the floor of the 2017 LNP [Liberal National Party] Queensland on Sunday 16th July 2016, the following motion was placed and carried “……on the show of hands….”.

That this Convention of the LNP:

Calls upon the Federal Coalition to review recent air crash incidents and other matters, particularly in rural areas, with a view […]

#pelAir stink pervades #aviation in #OZ with FOI refusal by Minister Chester

I have to hand a refusal of a Freedom of Information request [FOI] by Minister Chester’s Department of Infrastructure.

This requests the costings of the:

Initial #atsb report; #casa report, not released to the #atsb; Senate Inquiry; Subsequent #asrr report by David Forsyth; Canadian ATSB report; Implementation cost by #casa; Implementation cost by #atsb

The […]

2016 review in brief – Abysmal #casa, #atsb, #asa performance

2016 saw a large number of changes in #aviation, but little to give hope for the future where we can #saveGA.

Some of the #aviation highlights/ lowlights are below, which lead to a very low score for the 2016 year.

Over 480 #aviation people turn up to protest issues to DPM Joyce and Minister Chester […]

Coglan strikes again – Bad #casa witness in Quadrio affair

Coglan strikes again – The #casa witness in Quadrio affair, who gave, on his own statement, false statements about John Quadrio.

A similar situation occurred with Jack Pantovic last December 2015, when accusations were made that led to an AAT hearing in Cairns.

John lost his flying licence on this basis and #casa has […]

#pelair update by #atsb

Finally an “official” update by #atsb on the new #pelair report. It has not yet been given to the directly interested parties (DIP’s).

That the #pelair debacle, created by #casa and #atsb separately and in concert, is deplorable and shows the contempt for those involved.

November 2009 was the date of the ditching and we […]

Sully, #pelair #atsb and #casa

I watched Sully twice since last week and the crew were outstanding in their responses and having 155 souls saved. On a cold January 15, 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 (AWE1549) Airbus A320-214 flight from La Guardia NY to Charlotte NC.

From the time of the bird-strike to the decision to land in the Hudson […]

AVMED under fire again – Steve Hitchins comments

Steve makes some valid comments on the Skidmore lecture. [see below]

But Skidmore is not talking about the #casa that most of us are still seeing, as it is distinctly “Rule-by-Law”, not “Rule-of-Law”. Many of the pilot community have their eyes glaze over about now, but it essential that we see this situation for what […]

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 […]

Update on #skidmore resignation in #casa #saveGA ??

A surprise announcement was made overnight by #casa, with Shane Carmody the Department’s Deputy Director being placed in the #skidmore seat.

The question must be raised:

Why Jonathon Aleck was not given the task; What really happened in Fort Fumble with the #skidmore resignation; Has the Minister got his hand in this?; How long will […]

Audit Office report into ASA #Airservices proves misfeasance in #onesky

Audit Office report into ASA #Airservices proves misfeasance, due to the #OneSky purchasing and assessment procedure.

This misfeasance should be placed squarely at the feet of Michael MrDak, Head of Department for failing to institute proper procedures to ensure his satellite organisations:

CASA; AirSerices; ATSB; etc were compliant with proper procedures.

Mrdak should resign now, […]

Minister Truss and Aviation

Minister Truss and Aviation

On Saturday, Mr. Truss was at the Brisbane LNP Annual Conference, where these was a testimonial dinner given. Truss has overseen one of the most devastating falls in aviation small business across Australia.

This is not something to be proud of at all.

In fact, Truss supported McCormick for an ICAO […]

Change to #casa regs – remove Part 61, Go to US-FAR’s

The successful meeting in Tamworth on 6th May 2016 is to continue with a high level meeting with DPM Barnaby Joyce and Minister Chester in Canberra on 24th May 2016.

The well constructed letter and argument to these individuals could not be clearer.

Make the change to the US-FAR’s

“…………….. the Federal Aviation Administration of […]

#AMROBA continues it’s call for proper regulation by #casa

#AMROBA continues it’s call for proper regulation by #casa

Until it gets what it wants, #AMROBA will continue this campaign, with growing support across the aviation industry.

That Darren Chester, in his speech/ address, did little to endear the group in his attitude. Maybe too many “smart” advisors??

Breaking News May 6, Meet the Nationals […]

Reactions to Dick Smith, project Eureka regarding #casa poor regulation

It has been a rocky road for #casa and in the mins of some, a very good thing that industry is taking the lead and saying “….enough is enough…”

Project Eureka says it all.

In the words of a long time aviation participant:

It is not CASA creeping over-regulation, is is RAMPAGING over-regulation, in complete […]

#casa ceo Mark Skidmore resigns as an #aopa member

#casa ceo Mark Skidmore resigns as an #aopa member

A letter to support the 16th April meeting with Minister Paul Fletcher, has #casa CEO, Mark Skidmore resigning form #aopa Australia.

The meeting is to finally place undeniable evidence before the Minister as to how #casa has failed to properly use good governance within the aviation […]

Is the FOI section like the accounts department at #casa?

A recent FOI request in “www.righttoknow.org.au” is looking for information on SID’s and privately owned Cessna’s

Evidence for the Cessna SID’s being placed on Cessna aircraft in Australia and the Regulatory Impact Statement [RIS] support for the SID’s programme

https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/evidence_for_the_cessna_sids_bei#incoming-5053

 

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Outback Air Race supports #rfds

Perth to Hamilton Island in an air race, which supports the #RFDS [Royal Flying Doctor Service] between 27th August and 4th September 2015 calls on all of us who travel at all west of Emerald, Gympie, Albury, Ballarat and other places to the west to support the event.

#pprune misses the opportunity to give any […]

Mareeba Wind turbines

Mareeba Wind turbines

The following report into the effects is of interest to aviation people and how effects are just buried with little or no comment, particularly if the effect may be negative on the proposal.

Aviation effects at Mareeba

The Company detailed to do the study was Lambert & Rehbein Aeronautical Assessment, who are […]

Lockhart River – Shane Urquhart talks to ABC 612 in Brisbane

Lockhart River – Shane Urquhart talks to ABC 612 in Brisbane

Tonight Shane Urquhart spoke to ABC-612 Brisbane tonight. He has allowed us to post this voice record of the interview on Evenings with David Curnow 7:00pm

This is a very moving summary surrounding the Lockhart River crash.

Double click on the link below to […]

Coroners Inquiries, Harvey, CASA + ATSB

Harvey, Coroners Inquiries + ATSB [Document as shown below – includes further data]

The following gives a list of Coroners Inquiries and the original data, with a followup of those involved:

Coroners Inquiries 1. Toowoomba: http://www.courts.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/86711/cif-duckett-ab-johnson-bw-hughes-aj-thompson-ka-20070809.pdf 2. WillowBank: http://www.courts.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/86726/cif-willowbank-aircrash-20081124.pdf 3. Mareeba Microlight: http://www.courts.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/86786/cif-scholl-ph-20090127.pdf 4. Hamilton Island Fuel selector: http://www.courts.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/86640/cif-hamilton-isl-bowles-m-j-s-k-morris-a-legallo-ca-20060907.pdf 5. Lockhart River: http://www.courts.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/86682/cif-lockhart-river-aircrash-20070817.pdf 6. Gunpowder […]

Sad news of the death of Bernie Currall

Sad news of the death of Bernie Currall

Bernie Currall died on Friday 27th February 2015, just as a new investigation into the PelAir debacle has been restarted.

The process, which has been sought by those on the ill-fated flight from Samoa to Melbourne in a long wished result of the 2012 Senate Inquiry and […]

History of Bankstown and objections to lease/ sale

History of Bankstown and objections to lease/ sale

There have been a series of objections to the operation/ sale/lease of the secondary airports for a number of years. Most of these objections go to the way management:

Has increased costs; Pushed out operators; Been difficult to deal with; Over used legal methods and Tried to […]

Avgas, $89.9m and CASA – Impropietry/ illegality/confidence in the Department?

Arguments on Avgas levy in pprune – the levy still exists, although is was directed to finish on 30th June 2013 by Treasurer Wayne Swan.

The levy is still in the May 2014 budget, and Swan never removed, nor did the Department [MrDak] or CASA [McCormick] ensure that either Swan or Hockey knew that […]

PelAir action has a reserved decision

The Supreme Court in Sydney today [6th February 2015], with Judge Monica Schmidt in Courtroom 9D, resulted in a “finding reserved” at 11.45PM on Friday.

The PelAir ditching, the first jet ditching in the world, where all survived in November 2009, seriously injured the Flight nurse, Karen Casey and the treating Doctor, David Helm. All […]

PelAir drags on – It’s over 5 years since November 2009

PelAir drags on – It’s over 5 years since November 2009

The PelAir matter is not yet complete, with the CASA, ATSB and PelAir with a major coverup continuing, much to the disappointment of the Senators. There are a whole range of issues to be answered, with a seriously disappointed and it would appear, angry […]

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 […]

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 […]

PelAir, responsibility and the ‘Law’

PelAir, responsibility and the ‘Law’ is still with us. The recent case against Parkes Shire and South West Helicopters is instructive.

This accident occurred in February 2006, with a final report filed by ATSB in August 2007

Particularly as to the situation of people travelling in aircraft in the work-place. Flight nurses spring to mind.

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PelAir finally reaches a review with ATSB of the badly investigated accident

PelAir finally reaches a review with ATSB, of the badly investigated accident, following:

Senate Inquiry – Starts October 2014, finishes February 2013

[Government Response to the PelAir Senate Inquiry [March 20th 2014]

Also See: PelAir Senate Inquiry

Senate Motion – Contempt – July 2014 [Senator Xenophon puts “Contempt of parliament” for consideration]

Canadian Review of […]

Canadian TSB slams the ATSB of Australia for a poor report

Canadian TSB slams the ATSB of Australia for a poor report.

A read of the report, shows that the Canadian TSB consider that the report has not been undertaken with due care.

Is this the case from previous senate inquiries?

Answer is YES.

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