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Published in the 2017 Sport Aviation Close Calls booklet

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The Civil Aviation Safety Authority here in Australia (our version of the US’ FAA) prints a number of “Close Calls” stories in their various publications. The objective is to present stories where a pilot came close to an accident so … Continue reading

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Safety Through Information

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I recently gave a presentation at the Balloon Association of Victoria’s “Safety Seminar” on obtaining information to stay safe when flying balloons. This information is published on my site as the Safety Through Information article and is also available as … Continue reading

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Freaky ADIRU Behaviour Near Perth

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As some of you may be aware, on October 7th 2008 a QANTAS A330 traveling from Singapore to Perth was about 154km west of Learmouth, West Australia when it entered a rapid descent, causing unsecured items & people to float … Continue reading

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Yup, more accidents this year

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Yes, there have been more light aircraft accidents in 2008. Sadly, the author of this article appears to be trying to link the rise in Recreational Aviation to the increase, throwing in comments about maintenance being done by non-CASA certified … Continue reading

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Two more light aircraft accidents :(

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Two more light aircraft accidents have occurred in Australia, taking the total since Christmas Eve to 4. The first involved a light plane hitting a concrete tank then crashing. The two men on board were injured and some additional information … Continue reading

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Christmas Aviation Accidents in Australia

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Seems a couple of light aircraft have gone down in Australia this Christmas. Both involved C172 aircraft, the first one carrying two men and reports say low cloud & rain may have contributed. The second one had a single pilot … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Safely Trained

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As of today I now hold a First Aid level 1 certificate – woo hoo – I know how to do CPR and such. Go me :) Training was held for Balloon Sunrise pilots & crew out at the Balgownie … Continue reading

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