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#casa KPI’s have no means of measurement

I followed through onto the #casa web site to look at the recently [July, 2017] released corporate plan.

In reading the document, with it’s key section, the measurement of performance, come to the distinct conclusion that #casa must not continue as there is no measurable metric that is given.

From KlipFolio, a metric, in measurement […]

Is there a structural problem of support as MrDak hits issues of maybe frustration??

s the public servant, who I have seen “bail out” #casa, #atsb and #airservices starting to crack?

At numerous senate estimates hearings, MrDak has defended the indefensible with #casa in particular being the beneficiary. When McCormick was in the CEO role, a lot of the happenings were in front of the senators and batted away […]

Carmody called out in failing to understand Aviation.

The latest Australian Flying has a Letter-to-the-Editor which calls into doubt the way Shane Carmody is “…doing business…” It seems that “….nothing to see here…” reigns supreme and he still does not “get aviation”.

 

Questions being asked Shane Carmody

 

The Editor, Australian Flying,

Dear Sir,

I have this month’s copy of […]

Economic growth legislated for #aviation in the US #OZ falls behind again

US Aviation moves forwards in leaps and bounds, while we are dying in Australia. The attached article from Flying Mag bears a read.

Look at the direction here.

This is not “safety limited” by #casa. One area directed is:

“…Establishes a pilot program for Public Private Partnerships at GA Airports to attract private sector investment […]

Another training exercise goes wrong

RIP, the three airmen in South Australia.

A timely reminder of the need for proper procedures, which I am sure the highly competent CP of RossAir would use.

A look at the Western Australian example where the local CFI and CP refused to accede #casa FOI’s demands and the lengthy AAT and subsequent Court cases […]

#casa misrepresent the numbers again

 

This is an issue that affects every pilot in Australia. Although it is a perpetual licence, without a valid medical – A pilot is not a pilot.

That #casa went to a discussion paper is a bit of a change, but as is the normative #casa way, the numbers became misrepresented by #casa as […]

#casa noise and the March missive

Reading the attached March missive shows just how disengaged #casa are from the #aviation industry.

The issues that really concern us are not even canvassed eg. the #ASRR implementation.

Mo monthly updates, just consign the #ASRR to the waste paper bucket, as in the #casa annual report, where no KPI’s were used to justify how […]

AOPA to meet with #casa on Class 2 AVMED issues

Good to see public progress of the #aopa case on serious and much needed changes to the AVMED system, which will assist a lot of pilots.

Among those present, there is no direct relationship with either the upper ranks of #casa nor the #avmed section either.

Hope they have a meeting with Carmody and Chester […]

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 […]

CVDA update

I attache the following from John O’Brien and also pass along my thoughts and best wishes to Arthur, who I first met over 20-years ago. As you say John, his enthusiasm is infectious. CVDPA Update Latest CVDPA update sent to members and supporters this week… Colour Vision Update – March 2016

Quote: Dear Friends […]

#casa loses 17, 371 pilots – The 2015 #casa annual report just does not add up!!

I have tracked #casa’s annual report for a several years [table collated below], particularly since when flying you notice less and less radio calls or [except for Virgin, QANTAS and Jetstar], less aircraft in the air.

In the published data, #casa show a major discrepancy in the numbers. Here we see, looking at 2011, a […]

Pilot’s Bill of Rights passes Senate

This is a significant reform and improves the medical process, reducing compliance costs and giving a better “Right-to-Fly” to:

American Pilots!!

This is reform #casa and this is the type of way forward, where the aviation community would work with the regulator rather than the current #avmed fiasco.

 

Senate committee passes medical reform December […]

#casa and #avmed concerns of disclosure

The effects of non-disclosure are the potential missing of a safety related problem. The #atsb RepCon area has reported major reductions in voluntary disclosure by pilots and others in the #ozaviation area.

This has been at the same time as increasing pressures from the regulator #casa and increasing penal/ fine conditions promulgated by #casa in […]

DAME’s – What’s #casa up to now??

DAME’s – What’s #casa up to now??

There has been a bit of activity by #casa in regards to “substance abuse” and the following are the reference’s to this plus “#casa DAME guidelines. These are extremely prescriptive and may well go across the patient / doctor relationship.

If #casa were paying for the medical or […]

#aopa’s Marc de Stoop questions #casa

#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.

There […]

Is there any hope for a good AVMED assessment??

Is there any hope for a good AVMED assessment??

Navarthe has gone from AVMED and the ridiculously expensive AAT CVD case has been lost, together with the reversal of a series of AVMED – Navarthe decisions. There is a call for all those who have been affected to give their case. This continued with Dr. […]

CVDPA Announcement – Pape and CASA

In conversations with Arthur Pape over a period of 20-years, I have found him to be a tireless advocate for proper and evidence based aviation medicine. This compares to CASA, which has a reliance on unproven “technical submissions” made without proper and deep peer review.

It seems that this malaise of CASA has struck again […]

2015 changes to DAME Handbook

2015 changes to DAME Handbook

The problem of CASR part 61 continues, with unknown changes to Class 2 medicals and the private pilot caught in an ever widening web by CASA, as well as it’s focus group of commercial pilots [CPL]

The so-called use of evidence based medicine is horrific, as CASA Aeromed can over […]

Legal links in #CASA

Legal links in #CASA

There are numerous links between people in CASA and those who take a pivotal role in protecting the internal happenings. This is to be expected in a far-reaching organisation that is tasked as CASA.

The problem is when the aviation community become concerned that information is being improperly used and they […]

CASA loses the CVD case

CASA loses the CVD case – John O’Brien wins!!

A good win for the industry, following up on the Angel Flight withdrawal by CASA.

Problem is, we have seen withdrawal before, but CASA finds another loop-hole to have a further go at the industry.

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From the CVDA site: John O’Brien wins AAT challenge […]

Aviation Medicine – Application in Australia

Big problem is in the application by the casa PMO, or principal medical officer being quite difficult in his (not yet her) opinions. Consequently the review of approved DAME doctors approval of medicals for flyers has been quite “random”.

The use of the specialists reports has also been random and for individuals, who have been […]

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 […]

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 […]

DAME newsletters and Pooshan spin

DAME newsletters

The following was written by Pooshan Navarthe and is a good example of how theis is spun to show that CASA does not “lose” in the AAT over AVMAED matters. The full newsletters are below.

Not true of course.

 

DAME newsletter April 2012

DAME Newsletter – September 2012

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Pilot numbers indicate a major fall in aviation

Too early to say aviation is dead, but the following numbers show it is horribly sick.

Participation rate falls of 62% when measured against active medicals.

The most disturbing part is the almost 400% rise of failed medicals. The current CVD debacle is indicative of a regulator which is completely out of touch with the […]