One Nation, #aviation policy and James Ashby deserves some investigation as the industry approaches a critical point in it’s future.
The numbers in the Australian Senate are critical and the way #casa has upset so many people, many of whom have become One Nation supporters, deserves quick scrutiny.
Dick Smith was one of the […]
A couple of excellent stories in today’s Australian. These are complemented by other aspects of the affair of #mh370. The Christine Negroni story has some relevance in this, but should be evidenced by the @MikeChillit research.
The early evidence bears a good re-look as well.
The importance of insurance in this and previous accident, […]
The “Government response” to the #asrr two years on.
Although published in May 2014, the #asrr report did not get the “Government response” until December 2014.
The #ASRR report by David Forsyth at May 2014:
This comes out throughout the ASRR report and can be best described as a disconnect of […]
On November 18th 2009, and a Westwind became a short term floating wreck at Norfolk Island.
In 3-metre seas, in a dark part of the Pacific Ocean, six individuals combined to survive a ditching as the jet had run out of fuel and despite a number of attempts to land at the Norfolk Island strip, […]
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 […]
Flight #MH370 is still an enigma, with many theories rushing about where the aircraft may in fact be. There are many unexplained happenings, such as the ACARS turning off then re-appearing some hour later.
In today’s Australian, Christine Negroni explores an alternate thesis, which fits a reasonable and plausible synopsis.
The families of #MH370 […]
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 […]
The #pelair ditching is still being “investigated”, yet we have not yet had a report released to the DIP’s [Directly Interested Parties”]. This is some 6 1/2 years later. In the case of #mildura, the three year point is about to be reached.
A summary is presented below:
Not mine, but worth a repeat as the “Miracle on the Hudson” [#sully] demonstrated how first class work occurred.
This adulation was never repeated in the real work that Dominic James undertook in November 2009, when, at night, in open seas pitching above 3-metres he ditched and all “…swam away…” in the #PelAir ditching […]
There have been many theories as to how the aircraft came to be where it was and why there has been serious secrecy surrounding the event.
The Australian has published a series of articles which shed some light on the matter.
The stories certainly show the #atsb in a poor light as an investigator, particularly […]
The sixth anniversary of the #pelair ditching has come and gone.
Ditching of Israel Aircraft Westwind 1124A aircraft, VH-NGA, 5 km SW of Norfolk Island Airport on 18 November 2009
No comment from #casa; Roger Chamber’s report still a very itchy scratch for the industry; A former #pelair Chief Pilot [John Wickham] becomes a […]
#casa avsafety is currently doing a round-robin of lectures to pilots and others who turn up around Australia. There was a recent one in Cairns. This in part used an accident at Mt. Hotham to demonstrate bad piloting.
There have been a series of incidents at Mt. Hotham over the past few years, inculding […]
In NSW, the ICAC [NSW’s corruption watchdog] investigations have directed at evidence gathering with the Cuneen case, which showed improper collection and clear falsification of video evidence in the collection of a phone from Cuneen. This progressed to the High Court, with serious doubts being raised about evidence gathering.
The latest revelations go even further […]
The #asrr report, the senate investigation, best summed up as a bungled report:
Now a new investigation by#atsb, with aircraft to be finally raised in November 2015, following the CTSB [Canadian ATB] non-complementary report.
The 2009 Pel-Air Westwind ditching, Norfolk Island ditching or CareFlight ditching was an aircraft accident on 18 November 2009 […]
With apologies to AuntyPru, as this is a reminder as to how questions asked that lead to a similar end as the questions below never get answered by #casa. That #casa, #asa, #atsb refuse to have QON’s in on time shows the degree to which these organisations thumb their nose at proper governance by the […]
The October estimates in which Senator Heffernan asks #casa, #asa, #atsb and others serious questions is on next Monday.
May estimates reference.
The QON, which were due in July surfaced today and are below:
Some good breakdown of estimates is here:
And the other tabled documents from the […]
Serious occurrences into Tullarmarine and Mt. Hotham
The series of incidents into Melbourne’s Tullamarine airport, which largely revolve around a difficult to fly STAR route are detailed below and should be combined with the report by The Australian into another Mt. Hotham incident.
Also below is the Sandilands – Newcastle coal loader incident.
#aopa’s Marc de Stoop questions #casa
That Marc is asking who is making these regulations, is interesting, as is questioning the proper qualifications.
Read Marc’s letter to #casa here.
This is an issue that I have long had with #casa, where people are given a job on “casa requirements”, and not proper aviation qualifications.
Warren Truss on #MH370
Transcript of Interview—Today Show
Interview WTC020/2015 30 July 2015
Topic: Wreckage on La Reunion Island
Lisa Wilkinson: …Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have desperately hoped for news, and for a miracle. But today it appears their wait is over. Investigators are almost certain the wreckage discovered on an Indian Ocean […]
Effect of #ozaviation on the community seen in Tasmania
Finally, there is a growing realisation of the impact of aviation and the factors of “…getting it wrong….”. There is a concern by Tourism Tasmania that people might be concerned about effects on numbers visiting Tasmania.
Imagine if there was another incident which involved loss of […]
“Nothing to see here” – #asa
That #asa would take the view that a failure of the radar and say that the reversion to “voice seperation” is astounding. Remember #MH370, where the only remaining reliable remaining data is that provided by radar.
This demonstrates that #asa has no idea about how to properly use the […]
Data collection of incidents – A major event to follow??
#MH370 flaperon identified
The flaperon discovery and the CSIRO modelling make for interesting reading, with the summary reproduced below and the Sky news report.
Of course, we still await #atsb to raise the CVR and data recorder from #pelair Norfolk Is ditching Westwind [six years later] – and #atsb was detailed to find #MH370.