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AOPA excluded a chair in #casa monthly talk-fest released today

AOPA was excluded a chair in the new #casa ASAP, according to the monthly talk-fest released today.

AOPA, founded in 1948 can speak for itself, without the protection of the TAAAF – The Australian Aviation Association Forum. AOPA speaks for a range of people similar to RAAus [Recreational Aviation Australia], who own and fly GA […]

#casa Another useless advisory group

What a crock #casa.

The introduction of another panel.

#casa you have:

the #casa Board; GAAG group of the Minister [Chester]; The #ASRR Colmar Brunton

and yet #casa, who won’t listen to these groups want yet more.

Come on Mr. Chester, just punt #casa over the fence and introduce the #USFARS.

Talk to David […]

A non-viable Carmody supported – Past history needed now

This in today’s Australian by Paul Cleary ( @pgcleary) does not get to how Carmody really operates.

This is a letter to the editor of The Australian sent to me today:

The Editor, The Australian In Paul Cleary’s article today, support is made for Shane Carmody as the next casa head. Over the past few […]

#mh370 and #pelair insurance issues surface

The #pelair and #mh370 insurance have some similarities, as with the earlier Lockhart River where slow or devious payments occur with operators [and insurers] trying to limit liability.

Karen Casey has been appealed in the supreme court in NSW during November 2016.

No outcome until February 2017 [8 1/4 years later].

The #mh370 issue […]

Sign the Petition on change.org

Well done Sandy Reith, with starting the petition and a great follow up to the May 6th Tamworth meeting.

IN SHORT SANDY SAY’S:

Please support this petition, a win for General Aviation will help put the brakes on bureaucracy in general.

We need your support, our few voices are not enough.

https://www.change.org/p/the-parliament-of-australia-save-australia-s-general-aviation-from-bureaucratic-disaster

Save Australia’s General […]

British flyer to take a Stearman from England to Sydney

Tracey Curtis Taylor is due to leave Britain’s Farnborough on October 1st 2015.

This is to trace the route shown below and in the footsteps of Amy Johnson.

Tracey’s flight is in honour of Amy Johnson and her epic solo flight to Australia in 1930 which astounded the world. Where possible, Tracey will be following […]

Jeff Boyd assumes control over #CASA

Jeff Boyd assumes control over #CASA

At long last, a major step forward to properly start and correct the wobbly flight path of #CASA and #ASA [AirServices] has commenced as Jeff Boyd takes control of the #CASA Board and starts to give proper direction to #CASA over serious air-space issues.

The partial spark is certainly […]

Safety case for AirServices [#ASA] removal of NDB’s missing

Safety case for AirServices [#ASA] removal of NDB’s missing

Air Services, after the recent drubbing in the October 2014 Senate estimates, where a Board decision on removal of the Approach facility at Adelaide airport was made before a safety case was undertaken, demonstrates how out of touch ASA is with the aviation community.

There is […]

Dick Smith awarded AC in awards list

Dick Smith awarded AC in awards list

Dick Smith has been appointed a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia.

In an interview today, when asked as to what challenges lie ahead, Dick said that aviation, which is one of his passions needed some thought and attention.

Dick continued on the same […]

The importance of airports in Australia

The importance of airports in Australia

In the US, in the State of New Jersey, there was a recent trial which has substantial impact on aviation and local Government organisations.The case of Solberg airport should be viewed, even though in US jurisprudence, as an important precedent in Australia.

The ALOP’s programme, with direct funding springs […]

Bankstown for sale??

Bankstown for sale??

The issue of aviation in this appears to have been missed, according to the article in yesterdays Financial Review [26th May 2015].

That this absolute and demonstrable hit at the nations primary infrastructure.

That a large area of the land has had issues raised as to:

Flooding; Contaminated land; Aviation use; Prior […]

Bankstown- It’s “future” – Aviation must prevail

Bankstown- It’s “future” – Aviation must prevail

In Archerfield, a similar situation exists.

Out with aviation in with the dollars.

This is the real question facing the Austalian Parliament – Senators Nash, Fawcett, Sterle, Heffernan, Xenophon have a real battle on their hands.

Aviation must prevail.

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I attach a recent blog post, which exposes […]

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 […]

Who is: Director, International Standards, Australian Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

The following was a press release of Rob Rich’s.

Australian nominated for ICAO Secretary General.

Mr John McCormick, recent past Director of Aviation Safety, CASA, has been nominated by the Australian Government for the position of ICAO Secretary General. This was announced during the ICAO International Aviation and Environment Seminar held 28 to 30 […]

Albanese reply to Truss/ MrDak ASRR response

The following is from Hansard as the reply by Albanese to the Truss ASRR release. Mr. Albanese does not “get-it”, with the concentration of the ex-minister being on local “noise”.

The industry response is instructive and the highlights below.

Mr ALBANESE (Grayndler) (09:20): Can I begin by saying that it is good to […]

Survey into how aviation in Australia regards the regulator – CASA

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WLSQGSQ – Survey on how the industry regards the regulator. Please use link to undertake the survey.

A recent article on the directed CASA survey is discussed, comparing an ALEA survey 18 months ago.

http://vocasupport.com/has-casa-deluded-and-misused-the-september-2014-survey/

 

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Has CASA deluded and misused the September 2014 survey ?

Has CASA deluded and misused the September 2014 survey, of the “traveling public”?

In reading the Farqartson missive below, note the highlights.To use statements such as “Most Australians – 80 per cent“, is misleading in the utmost and the interpretations made by CASA [through the surveyer] cannot be at all relied on, when compared […]

Report by State Development Regional aviation services in NSW slams excessive regulation and impact on aviation

The release of the Standing Committee on State Development Regional aviation services has been released and the summary appears below.

This idicates the concern of the committe over the effect of the regulations and their changes [by the regulator – CASA and the effect on aviation].

This is specifically at Recommendation 1 and 8.

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The Caravan to Canberra from Cairns

The Caravan to Canberra from Cairns

 

 

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The pprune post that remains:

Thread Tools Search this Thread 27th Oct 2014, 17:47 #1 (permalink) Up-into-the-air Join Date: May 2010 Location: More than 300km from SY, Australia Posts: 764 The Cairns to Canberra Mission [Mark 2] In the aviation industry, we have […]

CASA lies again in “fobbing off” the truth

In spite of what Gibson claims below, in an interview with Mr Rudd tonight, Mr Rudd, tells me “There were three investigations into the “alleged illegal maintenance”.

These were:

The ICC, Michael Hart [He found that, the three CASA AirWorthiness Inspectors [namely Peter Larard, John Retzke and Ronald Clarke] “could not have seen what they […]

Terry calls the tune at CASA after the McComick departure.

The current monthly missive from CASA, which is fast on the heels of the departing McCormick, is by his “partner in crime”, Terry Farquarson.

Yes, Terry, the world has not fallen in, but the trust of the industry falls further.

You have the new ‘screamer” in the Angel Flight matter.

And in the Courier Mail, […]

Truss can’t direct CASA

I have seen reasons to be angry and this is it. Minister Truss says he can’t direct CASA.

This is a huge nonsense. Mr. Truss you have been told by the Senate, the Forsyth review and numerous other representations, by the industry as how CASA must be taken in hand and properly cleaned up.

Mr. […]

AHIA queries CASA’s lack of cost benefit analysis for CASR Part 61 after receipt of US data.

 

Australian Helicopter Industry Association Limited

PO Box 462 Carina Qld 4152 Australia

Mob: 0415 641 774 Email: secretary@austhia.com

TO: AHIA Members and media outlets.

AHIA queries CASA’s lack of cost benefit analysis for CASR Part 61 after receipt of US data.

A recent NTSB report shows a US civilian accident rate […]

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 […]

Coober Pedy runway requirements – effect on community acknowledged

CASA allow continued operations:

“…because any restrictions could cause social and economic disruption….”

No information has been divulged as to a “safety case” for the allowance, or is it because “nothing has gone wrong so far??

Release

Coober Pedy runway requirements – Civil Aviation Safety Authority

4 Sep 2014 4:20 PM

CIVIL AVIATION […]

Wind turbines – Related Information

The following is from the Airport, Aviation protection Group and the references to the CASA web site [includes information that is now removed by CASA from general view]:

1. Project AS 06/07 Assessment of obstacles including wind turbines and exhaust plumes Project closure notes

Project closed 1 March 2011

Project overtaken by events. AC 139-18(0) […]

Civil Aviation Act – What does it really mean?? What is s9A??

The following from the Civil Aviation Act section 9 and 9A, govern what happens, with the catch-all at 9A:

9 CASA’s functions

(1) CASA has the function of conducting the safety regulation of the following, in accordance with this Act and the regulations:

(a) civil air operations in Australian territory;

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Wind Turbines in Australia – The Goulburn Experience

A local report [22nd August 2014] is as follows:

 

Release: Wind Turbines – What effects do they really have??

At a protest meeting in Goulburn NSW, over 40 people turned out on a typical spring day in cool and mild weather. The protest was at the same time local member, Prue Goward [Minister […]

AMROBA calls on Minister to review DAS selection process

AMROBA calls on Minister to review DAS selection process, which has been based on the previously flawed selection processes. The industry cannot see another DAS who fails to connect with the Australian aviation industry.

All through the ASRR led competently by David Forsyth, the industry has flagged the “..corrosive relationship..” of CASA with the industry.

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Senator Fawcett questions – Still not answered – Where is the Archerfield case??

RURAL AFFAIRS AND TRANSPORT LEGISLATION COMMITTEE Estimates (supplementary) TUESDAY, 18 OCTOBER 2011 The Department

Senator FAWCETT: Gentlemen, a number of individuals and aviation associations have criticised—in fact, some have condemned in quite strong words—both the minister and the department for their handling of the issues around commercial development on Bankstown and Archerfield airports.

I would […]