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Australian Flying September-October 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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Australia
Language:
English
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Yaffa Publishing Group PTY LTD
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good idea, mr krantz

The problem with the AGAA summit may just be that too much came out of it. After playing back all my recorded material and going through my own notes, I felt totally overwhelmed with the problems that beset GA in Australia. On top of that, the industry report on skills and training saw daylight only a couple of weeks later, and it painted a very ugly picture of the situation. In trying to mash all this together in to something palatable, I was reminded of a quote from the 1995 movie Apollo 13, when Gene Krantz (actor Ed Harris) said: “Let’s look at this thing from a standpoint of status. What do we got on the spacecraft that’s good?” So I shoved all my scribbled pages aside and started again with a…

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editor’s pick

Hi, Steve. On reading, the Basic Class 2 is another RAMPC; a list of disqualifying conditions which leave the only option as a Class 2 (or move to RAAus). Austroads generally require a specialist opinion/recommendation and driving test and a licence is granted on that. Instead, AvMed is imposing restrictions currently in force for a Class 2, for example, With Safety Pilot. Neither of two initiatives this year can be described as “reform”. The first in April is just a clerical streamlining of issuing a simple uncomplicated Class 2 on the spot through a DAME. Basic Class 2 is a different type of licence. Most (all?) pilots currently denied an unrestricted Class 2 will still be denied as their condition will be listed under Austroads. Austroads accepts a specialist opinion; on reading their announcement and…

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airmail

Promo on the run Gudday, Steve. I believe there is a very cheap way to promote GA, for the organisation that runs it at least, but with flow-on effects that will benefit everyone associated with the industry, be it maintenance, avionics, the many and varied advertisers, or even the individuals that enjoy this wonderful pastime. Could it not be suggested to subscribers, or purchasers, somewhere within the pages of the publication, to gather up old and current copies that have been read, and drop them into doctors and dental surgeries, pathologies or anywhere else there is a constant flow of different people through their doors. Many people most likely already do this but it’s a fair bet that most don’t. It’s just a thought that came to me today when I was sorting through…

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general aviation to get specific maintenance regulations

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack has committed the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) to creating maintenance regulations specifically for general aviation. In a statement released in early July, McCormack said the objective of the new regulations was to minimise both the regulatory burden and associated costs. CASA CEO and Director of Aviation Safety Shane Carmody said the new rules would be based “as far as practicable” on best practices from other nations such as the USA. “CASA is also working on improvements to the regulations covering maintenance personnel licencing and aircraft design and manufacturing,” Carmody said. “I am very pleased CASA will be drafting these new regulations with comprehensive guidance material in plain English to support them.” According to the Minister, the decision to create new maintenance regulations stemmed…

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weight increase imminent for raaus

A leaked e-mail from within CASA and a statement to Recreational Aviation Australia (RAAus) members has all but confirmed that RAAus will get an increase in the maximum take-off weight (MTOW) for aircraft they are permitted to administer. The CASA e-mail stated that although RAAus requested a new weight of 1500 kg, CASA was proposing an initial increase to 760 kg. The weight increase will require an amendment to the Civil Aviation Orders which will require CASA to seek industry comment on those changes proposed. RAAus and CASA have agreed to a staged approach to increased weight. Stage One will see aircraft with an MTOW up to 760 kg enter the register, while Stage Two will raise that limit to 1500 kg. RAAus has agreed with CASA on the framework to allow this process…

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

1 Traveller on Track for 2019 Deliveries 2 Garmin expands Weather Radar Range 3 Pilots not well Trained for the Future: RAeS 4 Indemnity extended to Flight Examiners 5 Basic Class 2 to require Statement for Passengers 6 Pipistrel Expansion to increase Panthera Production 7 Rossair calls in the Administrators 8 GAAG to concentrate on GA Flight Plan 9 Ausfly returns to Flying Calendar 10 Qantas announces Shortlist of Regional Cities for New Pilot Academy 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 Friday…

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