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Reflections of the human face of the #PelAir ditching

Reflections of the human face of the #PelAir ditching

The tragic loss of Bernie Currall [our #pelair patient] in the past two weeks, just as the re-opening of the #pelAir ditching by the #ATSB has started.

ATSB started making phone calls to the participants [including the flight nurse] around the 19th of February 2015, which […]

ICAO – Who is to lead it as next head??

ICAO – Who is to lead it as next head??

The announcement last year of the nomination of McCormick [ex-CASA ceo] for the ICAO position, proposed late in 2014, by Mike Mrdak’s Department of Infrastructure.

DPM Warren Truss confirmed it recently.

Looks like there is a serious contender, with broad aviation experience at a high […]

Charter flight or RPT???

Is this a Charter flight or RPT???

Remember the AAT case and Direct Air – similar???

1. Restrictions with a “closed charter” and use of a charter AOC and a Tourist Agency:

Caper Pty Ltd T a Direct Air Charter and Civil Aviation Safety Authority [2011] AATA 181 (21 March 2011)

Civil Aviation Safety Authority […]

What was behind the #PelAir accident

What was behind the #PelAir accident??

Karen Casey and David Helm are the human faces behind the PelAir ditching, where all six occupants of the Westwind jet on that dark 2009 November evening, ended up in the 2.5metres seas surrounding Norfolk Island. All the occupants, were “lucky” to be found by the observant Norfolk Island […]