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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This is a significant reform and improves the medical process, reducing compliance costs and giving a better “Right-to-Fly” to:
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 […]
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??
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
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.
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. […]
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
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
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 – 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.
From the CVDA site: John O’Brien wins AAT challenge […]
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 […]
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 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 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
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 […]