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Josh Hoch, #casa, Queensland Police update

We have all been looking at where the “Josh Hoch” saga has been going. This story from the Townsville Bulletin on Friday bears reading and raises a number of issues.

This is particularly with regards to the 2012 to 2016 period.

What questions arise:

What is the basis of the fraud? How did Hoch operate […]

CASA not supported by aviation industry

CASA not supported by aviation industry

CASA has not been supported by the aviation industry as it goes about an expensive and poorly directed “reform process”. Industry has sent numerous messages to the Minister, Heads of Departments and CASA itself without any indication of change of direction. The most obvious recent “fail to change” is […]

Chopper landing at Cooktown – Quality Landing site??

A Bell-206 ‘landed’ on an outcrop of rock yesterday [7th October 2014]. The aircraft sufffered what appears to be a dynamic ‘rollover’.

A “safe” operation???

 

Dick Smith re-enters the fray – problems with AirServices [ASA]

I was travelling two weeks ago and Macca on Sunday had Dick Smith pointing out the problems with Part 61, and the substantial extra costs imposed on the industry. He also went to the confusion being foisted on the entire industry.

In the article by Steve Creedy, the matter is further developed.

Rob Rich of […]

CASA refuses to play ball with industry on Part 61

The findings of most people who comment on CASA proposals is rejection, refusal or just no response, so we should not be surprised by this.

In the US, a part 61 takes a few pages, but CASA is over 800 pages, plus an explanatory booklet about the same length.

Not on Mr. CASA.

 

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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, […]

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 […]

Part 61 – What impact will it have on the pilot community??

CASA is currently pressing on with PART 61, against the wishes of the aviation community and with out proper promulgation of the MOS [Manual of Standards]. A search today, 18th June 2014, does not have a published MOS for Part 61.

The Part cannot stand on it’s own without the standard.

The full part is: […]