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 […]
Serious breaches of Civil Aviation Act by Josh Hoch have been reported by a number of sources (see below).
That these have gone on for such a long time unimpeded by #casa demonstrates a regulator asleep at the wheel.
Queensland Police interview – no mention of #casa
Hoch applied for and was granted an AOC […]
Pilot losses mount in Australia, which puts pressure on the provision of aviation services in the “bush” in particular to very remote areas.
A recent phone call to Charleville reveals there is only one charter operator west of Toowoomba. This situation extends into northern NSW as well.
All is not well for #aviation and we […]
The letter by Richard Harding, emeritus professor of law in today’s Australian reminds us of a series of occurrences by #casa of movement from identified criminality to code of conduct breaches.
Richard Harding says: “….It should be remembered that the code of conduct cannot override the ordinary criminal law…..”
Examples include that of Richard Rudd, […]
I attach the #casa monthly missive, but:
No mention of the real issues facing #aviation such as the catastrophic fall in pilot numbers or What is planned to turn around the #colmarbrunton report and The negative perception of #casa by the #aviation community.
Nothing at all for a good year Mr Carmody.
Question is: Do Advisory Circulars improve knowledge or are these documents being used by #casa to “bash GA” as another tool for this purpose.
The easy comparison is the indexing system used by the #FAA, which starts at the Parts [see below, after you scroll through the #casa example], then directs [as a good index […]
The following was released yesterday by AOPA Australia.
The AOPA organisations throughout the world are a formidable force with a combined membership of over 470,000.
The International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (IAOPA) is a nonprofit federation of 73 autonomous, nongovernmental, national general aviation organizations. IAOPA has represented international general aviation for nearly […]
On 31st October 2016 I caused a letter to be sent to Minister Chester in the following terms. I have not had a response, in the normal typical fashion of the different Minister’s for Transport, to letters and e-mails.
Unanswered letter to the Minister is below:
Dear Mr. Chester; PO Box 486, Sale, VIC 3853 […]
The last two senates estimates hearings have put serious pressure on #casa, #airservices and #atsb.
There appears to be some sort of death wish of the leader via departmental head Mrdak and the individual semi autonomous government organisations.
The recent ANAO inquiry into #airservices certainly canned their method of “doing business”.
Yet Harefield in […]
Another sad day for #aviation and no comment from the Minister.
Darren Chester MP @DarrenChesterMP Aviation manufacturer closure a sign of the times, industry insider says QLD Country HourBy Kallee Buchanan
Posted Mon at 2:42pm
Photo: The CAMit factory in Bundaberg was the largest of its kind in the region. (ABC Rural: Kallee Buchanan) […]
RAAA’s Higgins published the following in The Australian today.
It demonstrates exactly why the #aviation industry does not like the prescriptive methods employed by #casa, nor is in favour of ratification.
The areas that cause most angst in the #aviation industry are 48.1, 100.5, Parts 61, 141, 142, but there are other areas as well.
Here is the current 2PM 4/9/2016 from the ABC. This is the way #casa, who is still feeding false and misleading information to the media.
The recently released data by #aopa Australia, depicted in the graphic below tells a completely different story. Loss of pilots, reduced aircraft numbers all add up to the headline the […]
A surprise announcement was made overnight by #casa, with Shane Carmody the Department’s Deputy Director being placed in the #skidmore seat.
The question must be raised:
Why Jonathon Aleck was not given the task; What really happened in Fort Fumble with the #skidmore resignation; Has the Minister got his hand in this?; How long will […]
Battle looms with #casa over proper reform and #ozaviation regulation
The need for proper reform in #ozaviation cannot be more in focus than at present.
14th April 2016 deadline by Dick Smith for a Federal Court action; 17th April 2016 for the meeting with Marc de Stoop with Minister Chester; 17th April 2016 for a […]
Is this the reason #casa want access to metadata??
This is the latest hack at the pilot, this time just blaming #atsb who have identified a safety issue. I believe that this is just another micro-management issue of the aviation industry.
If there is a safety issue about #casa issuing such changes, then basing them […]
This is “…casa here – we want to help you….”
#casa [see below] has been given authority by the Attorney General to use metadata.
For us, poor old computer non-geeks, metadata is:
Telephone numbers The time and length of phone calls The internet protocol addresses (IP addresses) of computers from which messages are received or […]
That #casa thinks they can deal with the 1800-page debacle called part 61 with the following “action”, not only is lamentable, but demonstrates a regulator out of touch with the aviation industry.
The part is so far wrong that it refers to “operators”, whereas the part is for pilot training. It uses almost In the […]
The question is getting louder and louder, with the representative organisations becoming more vocal.
During the #asrr review of David Forsyth, many of the alphabet soup organisations were vocal, but failed to call for specific inputs of regulations from overseas.
This is seen to change in the current press release, which gives a distinct “call-to-arms”:
AHIA Boss, Rob Rich and the helicopter industry have had enough according to today’s press release.
To: Helicopter Industry Colleagues,
It is time to take a stand against the unfair treatment of our industry by the Regulator and stop the distraction caused by the mismanaged regulatory reform process. To achieve this, we need to unite. […]
In July 2014, the following letter was written to Mr. Truss, when he was about to speak to the National Press Club.
Not only was there no proper mention of aviation, at all, except for the following:
But it also now allows the aviation, transport and tourism industries to make long-term investment plans based on […]
#casa has a dreadful record with FOI [Freedom of Information] requests and this continues with work that it chages a fee for the privilidge of the requester for a lengthy wait.Even with the statistics below, where #casa is attempting to mislead the industry in it’s alleged reporting standards, not one area has a reported “Average […]
Clear call for proper change to #casa rules and application
Sunfish calls well for clear changes Mr. Skidmore, not soon, but now and before more damage to #ozaviation.
The recent “10-point statement of regulatory philosophy” as reproduced below, can only be called an absolute rubbish. It is compromised of a series of half-truths and mis-representations.
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 […]
Bankstown airport for sale?? September 2015
There are some problems with this, not withstanding the issue of the use for aviation.
Airports in Australia; Airports Bankstown- It’s “future” – Aviation must prevail; History of Bankstown and objections to lease/ sale Bankstown Airport – What is the legal position?? Cost of CASA moving from Bankstown […]
AirServices – #ASA CEO gone
The CEO has been under extreme pressure for the past month and the announcement today signals that the “flak” was too great.
I witnessed Ms Staib being grilled by the Senate estimates committee and in the harsh light of day and who was not faring well at all.
There have […]
#CASA CEO misleads the aviation industry
In the Edwards issues, where #CASA was to deal with the matter in the following manner, demonstrates how #CASA and it’s previous CEO [McCormick have failed industry:
Documents obtained by The Australian show that two years ago, the then head of CASA, John McCormick, told one charter operator, Brad […]
ADS-B Change process speeds and cost drops
The cost continues to drop, which questions why #casa should not place a moratorium on the mandated use of ADS-B.
Garmin has released new equipment, which in part:
“…which meets the TSO performance requirements set forth by the FAA…”
Waiting sometimes works – an appeal to the CASA […]
Dick Smith nails #CASA industry “embuggerance”
That #CASA is causing the aviation industry serious excess costs due to a misplaced regulatory change is well known by the industry.
The David Forsyth #ASRR inquiry certainly focused on where #CASA and #ATSB were going wrong in his report and that there needed to be major changes.
#ASA now refusing to answer questions by The Australian
Questions, which are a proper part of the transference of information and cooperation that should exist in aviation. This cooperation must exist in order that a joint improvement is made to aviation, rather than one-sided approaches.
The Airservices media unit refused to provide any information or […]
June 2015 Missive by Skidmore
A short read of this shows CASA is still going the way of “…we know best, if you think differently, you must prove it to us…”.
This means there is the opportunity for people in the aviation community to show CASA how the right safety outcomes under the regulations can […]