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 […]
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 […]
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.
Save Australia’s General […]
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
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
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 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
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??
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
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.
I attach a recent blog post, which exposes […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
The Caravan to Canberra from Cairns
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 […]
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”.
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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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 […]
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 […]
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??
Coober Pedy runway requirements – Civil Aviation Safety Authority
4 Sep 2014 4:20 PM
CIVIL AVIATION […]
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) […]
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;
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, 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.
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 […]
It was Macarthur Job who was introduced to me as an aspiring pilot, in the paper copy of the “Crash Comics”.
Thankyou for your well written articles.
George Macarthur Job, a safety pioneer who wrote the book The Australian August 08, 2014 12:00AM Print Save for later Steve Creedy Aviation Editor Sydney https://plus.google.com/107158623429005505864
That the DAS [Director of Aviation Safety], John McCormick goes to this extent to deal with proper critisism, shows the Industry is in fact not being listened to in the pervasive and divisive changes CASA is making to the aviation working environment.
John McCormick made comment in the February 2014 “CASA Briefing”:
“I am […]