The is the re-run of the Airport and aviation security inquiry, with submissions required and a reporting date of 1st December 2016.
Airport and aviation security
On 4 December 2014, the Senate moved that the following matters be referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee for inquiry and report by 26 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Dick Smith has a win against #CASA with “commonsense”.
Dick Smith has been calling for changes to the Air Services (#ASA) and #CASA dominance on resisting serious safety issues to RPT in #ozaviation. This has been since Dick Smith relinquished the #CASA Board chair.
Dick has called for immediate changes to airspace management, […]
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 Airport – Flooding Events
This 1986 image [annotated below comments] Have We Forgotten About Flooding on the Georges River , shows Bankstown Airport in the right rear of the image, with the N-S runway and three E-W runways visible.
There is substantial flooding on the site, hence any fill dumped to the south […]
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 […]
Senate Estimates – The actual hearing 24th February 2015
With help from the PAIN Group, posted here to the YouTube link is the broken up complete look at the 24th February 2015 estimates.
Worth a read and watch of the obvious body language of the participants.
The full link to other Senate […]
Having looked and followed carefully the answers given by Ms Staib on Tuesday 24th February 2015, I have serious questions about the way Airservices is conducting it’s ‘business’ [monopoly provider] for the aviation industry.
The ASA non-use of a safety case before the ASA Board approved of a move of Adelaide Approach to Melbourne is […]
There have been numerous incidents over the past years – including.
Parkes; atsb – wirestrikes_20050055
An article in Thompsons [produced below] from 2007 gives some views as to the effects of these types of accidents:
Helicopter crashes report delayed
The Aust Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is still working on a report into wirestrikes – incidents […]
At a meeting in Crookwell on Monday 8th September 2014, there were serious objections raised to the Wind Turbines that had been built by the Gullen Range Wind Farm, which demonstrate the degree to which the constructor [and operator] have “thumbed their noses” at the actual approval.
Sixty-nine turbines were not placed in the correct […]
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 […]
CVD Press Release and letter to Minister:
CASA’s CAMPAIGN AGAINST CVD PILOTS VIPA 3/09/2014 12:06:45 PM
Media Release: 3 September, 2014.
CASA’s CAMPAIGN AGAINST CVD PILOTS
In a formal Submission to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss, the Virgin Independent Pilots Association (VIPA) claims the Civil Aviation Safety […]
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 […]
For the books:
UNDER THE MICROSCOPE Written by Tom Ballantyne Thursday 1 February 2001 Blunder puts pressure on Australia’s safety bodies
Australia’s air safety regime is in political and operational crisis in the aftermath of an embarrassing maintenance blunder by major operator Ansett Australia and widespread complaints about the safety regulator, […]
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.
Angel Flight has released the following to those who operate as pilots and general supporters.
Angel Flight did not have a public submission to the ASRR [Aviation Safety Regulatory Review] by David Forsyth. Maybe this is another group who were concerned about how CASA would deal with them if they made their views public.
A critical project such as this only has a four week consultative period from 14th August 2014 to 12 September 2014.
This is such that industry gets inadequate comment time.
Another part 61 debacle?? or just a fluff to the Senate??
Project OS 09/13 – Fuel and Alternate requirements Issue
Civil Aviation Regulation 1988 […]
CASA has been very slow, which forms the basis of most complaints by industry and the serious deficiencies that have been lodged by numerous people and clearly enunciated by the ASRR [Forsyth Report] and directly to the Minister.
Organisations such as the agricultural groups are particularly vocal on the CASA deficiencies – Phil Hurst is […]
Is CASA ready to act??
The latest call for the Government [and it’s ‘watchdog” – CASA] to get it’s act in order comes from the AWU.
Secretary Tony Sheldon says that:
“Since MH17, we’ve seen government inaction, airline inaction and watchdog inaction.”
Govt failing to act on safer skies: union AAP August 07, […]
On a number of occassions, I have been asked as to what is the Head of Power for an “AC” – Advisory Circular.
The reference on the most recent is as follows:
Advisory Circulars are intended to provide advice and guidance to illustrate a means, but not necessarily the only means, of complying with the […]
The following was published yesterday in the Australian and again demonstrates that CASA has again not made a safety case for the changes:
There are legal remedies for CASA’s decisions based on pilots’ colour impairment KATHRYN HOWARD The Australian June 27, 2014 12:00AM
THE Civil Aviation Safety Authority recently wrote to pilots querying […]
The following is on Dr. Pape and the CVD issues and well done in bringing the issues to us and at the very least the inconsistentent approach of the regulator in it’s failure to raise a proper safety case:
CASA Moves on Colour Vision
26 Jun 2014
CASA has raised the hackles of […]
We saw the release of the ASRR report last week, which has a substantial “read” to it, and 37 recommendations.
To take you back to your talk to ‘SafeSkies’ last October, which was reported by Steve Creedy in The Australian and what Minister Truss said.
Top marks for:
The ETA for the review was met […]
The Senate estimates makes interesting listening tonight [26th May 2014], with Senator Fawcett grilling Martin Dolan of the ATSB.
Senator Fawcett sheeted the funding issues and the up-coming loss of 12 staff in the ATSB to Albanese on more than one occasion – the new Government is keeping to the responsible people. the ATSB says […]