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Australian Flying November-December 2018

Australian Flying is Australia's premier General Aviation magazine, dedicated to educating and entertaining those at the sharp end of aviation. Each issue of Australian Flying delivers hands on tips to better flying along with advice and reviews on the latest technologies, accessories and techniques on the market. Australian Flying also brings you the latest news and most current topical issues affecting the aviation industry. Australian Flying is staffed by an experienced and dedicated team of writers and pilots who share a common goal to inform and inspire better pilots.

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3 min.
at the mercy of the current

I stalled a yacht once. It was a small thing of long-forgotten length a friend was trying to teach me to sail out of Newhaven. She bade me to go and haul in some rope thingy and watch out for the boom as we jibed, or tacked, or something. Apparently I pulled the rope too fast, dumped all the wind out of the sails and the attached dingy nearly took water over the nose as she pulled up in the length of an A4 page. I was accused of trying to drown my sailing mentor and told it was best if I just sat there and enjoyed the ride. What I learned is how quickly something like that will lose forward momentum once the sails aren't doing work anymore. They are…

6 min.

Editor’s Pick Owen asks the question why having a glass cockpit would entice pilots to have their eyes inside the aeroplane more than they normally would. Through the Looking Glass Dear Steve, I read with interest your article “Arrested Development” in the May-June edition of this magazine. In general, I agree with what was presented but the emphasis about flying the aircraft constantly looking at the instruments got me thinking. Why would pilots concentrate on looking at glass instruments? Nothing has really changed, pilots should fly looking outside with the occasional glance inside the cockpit no matter what type of instruments are fitted. A point on the horizon is still a beacon that will enable a pilot to maintain track; speed is governed by throttle position and the aircraft windscreen hardware used to maintain attitude,…

4 min.

AirVenture or Ausfly: What Does GA Want? The first AirVenture Australia, held at Cessnock 20-22 September this year, has sparked a debate over how a truly national general aviation fly-in should be staged. AirVenture, run by AirVenture Australia and Recreational Aviation Australia, is structured more as a commercial venture than a community fly-in event, and organisers touted crowds of up to 10,000 people before the event. However, estimates given immediately after the event showed an attendance of 3000 at best. Despite this, event co-ordinator David Young hailed the show as a success. “AirVenture showcased what our industry is capable of when everyone pulls in the same direction,” Young said. “Our hope for the future is that any industry body that didn’t attend join with us next year and make AirVenture bigger and better.” AirVenture’s angle…

1 min.
breaking news featured on www.australianflying.com.au recently

1 Toowoomba to get First Qantas Academy2 CASA opens Consultation on Self-administration3 Rudder Trim caused King Air Crash: ATSB4 AOPA calls for Medicals Risk Assessment5 AMROBA urges CASA to adopt new EASA Rules6 Sonka achieves Triple Treat in Austria7 Spat erupts over ASAP Endorsement of Medical Policy8 EASA to introduce Declared Training Organisations9 Airservices to keep Charges Straight and Level10 AOPA and RAAus in Dispute over Slogan SIGN UP TO KEEP UP! The Australian Flying website is updated daily with the latest GA news stories. Visit us online now at www.australianflying.com.au to also check out our free classifieds section, photo and video galleries, blogs, flying tips articles and comprehensive Warbird coverage. And be sure to register for our FREE weekly electronic newsletter, which delivers the latest news FREE to your inbox every…

1 min.
outback air race beats fundraising target

The 2018 Outback Air Race (OAR) held in August raised $514,000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), surpassing the target of $500,000. Running from 19-30 August, this year's event took a fleet of 28 aircraft and 90 competitiors from Archerfield to Broome via Bundaberg, Longreach, Mt Isa, Adels Grove, Daly Waters, Katherine/Tindal and Kununurra. "The event has been a great success for this our 10th Outback Air Race, in this special 90th birthday year of the RFDS," Race Manager Stuart Payne told Australian Flying. "Race participants, about half of which were new to the event, quickly found new friends with whom they could enjoy the special places, scenery and wonderful people you meet in Outback Australia. "We are thrilled to again deliver a safe and enjoyable event that delivers much needed support to…

2 min.
casa to pursue low-cost ads-b for vfr

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) announced in September that it will implement a low-cost ADS-B option for VFR aircraft after consultation revealed wide industry support for the idea. All IFR aircraft must have certified ADS-B fitted by 2020, but owners of VFR aircraft were left to fit the equipment voluntarily. The cost and complexity of installing IFR-compliant technology proved a disincentive, ensuring a low uptake. “The visual flight rules community appreciates the safety benefits ADS-B technology offers," CASA CEO Shane Carmody said, "but has called for CASA to make the technology more accessible with avionics that are cheaper and less onerous to install. “The challenge has been to find the right solutions and incentives that will encourage fitment and uphold an acceptable level of safety.” Following feedback received through industry consultation earlier this…