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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
how to angry-up the people

Pip Spence has begun her tenure as Director of Aviation Safety by declaring that CASA isn’t broken, sentiments which are sure to attract severe criticism from an aviation community suffering from a distinct lack of belief in the integrity of the regulator. New CASA CEO and Director of Aviation Safety Pip Spence has described CASA as an organisation that is "certainly not broken" (p21 this issue). The moment she told me that, I knew the comment would have the most vocal of general aviation’s activists bellowing like Puckapunyal sergeants. It’s a barrage that Spence needs to prepare herself for. CASA is very much a broken organisation on the operations side because it has failed to become what it was inaugurated to be: an authority on aviation safety. CASA is supposed to be…

6 min
a matter of interpretation

This very learned reader has raised the point of the data required by the CASRs for take-off performance not aligning with reality. It proved an excellent test of the new CASR Part 91 plain English guide, and right or wrong, shines a light on how a pilot with standard knowledge can interpret the regulation, plain English or not. Hi, Steve. Have you looked at a practical example of using the Plain English Guide such as taking your favourite Piper Warrior for lunch at Tuki? How would you comply with 91.795 Take-off Performance for example? The current regs allow us to use those old DoT P-charts or the UK CAA Safety Sense Leaflet 7 as the POH states: "Effects of conditions not considered on the charts must be evaluated by the pilot, such…

3 min
rotortech achieves record attendance goal

Rotary aviation industry convention and exhibition RotorTech 2021 set a new record for attendance last June. The event, which was held at the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane, attracted more than 1800 visitors over three days, a record despite the lack of overseas attendances and the lock down imposed on the Melbourne metro area. The result is very satisfying for AMDA Foundation CEO Ian Honnery. "We believed that industry sought an in-person event as a platform to begin rebuilding confidence and reaffirming face-to-face relationships," Honnery said. "That is confirmed by the great growth in the event. Despite the challenges of COVID the total combined daily attendance nearly doubled over the three days of the show compared with 2018, and the number of participating companies involved in the industry exhibition increased by almost 40%.…

2 min
federal government hands out $29.5 million to regional airports

In late July, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce announced $29.5 million in grants for regional airports. The funding is part of Round Two of the Regional Airports Program (RAP) and will be spread across 89 projects around the country. “For our regional communities, the local airport provides an essential link to the rest of Australia,” Joyce said. “That’s why we’ve committed $100 million over four years from 2019-20 to 2022-23 to help owners of regional airports right across Australia deliver upgrades to improve runway and taxiway pavements and install new lighting or fencing. “These projects will improve the safety of aircraft, operators and passengers, the delivery of goods and services and better meet the operational requirements of aeromedical and other emergency services, including supporting bushfire preparedness." Successful…

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

1 Garmin tackles Engine Failure with Smart Glide System 2 Cirrus adds Performance to Vision Jet 3 Vickers Wave delayed until August 4 Canadian Partnership to develop Hybrid Powerplant 5 Plans underway for Alice Springs Aviation Centenary 6 AeroEdge presses on in the Wake of Tragedy 7 Buying a Private Aircraft: Tips from an Expert 8 Australian Aviation Hall of Fame to induct Richard Williams 9 Avalon to go ahead Despite Grand Prix Cancelations 10 Pel-Air to run PC-24 Jets for NSW Ambulance 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…

2 min
avidyne releases vantage avionics

Avionics manufacturer Avidyne announced a new suite of avionics in July aimed at upgrading GA cockpits. Called Avidyne Vantage, the new avionics are being released as a retrofit to replace ageing Avidyne systems that have been in use for many years. “We are incredibly excited to introduce Vantage as an innovative option for GA pilots seeking to update their flight decks,” said Avidyne President, Dan Schwinn. “We’ve challenged ourselves to provide large displays that are even easier to use than our earlier products, while being more capable and functional than anything we have done before. "Eventually the Avidyne Vantage product line will include a wide range of display sizes and levels of functionality, and certification across a wide range of aircraft and associated legacy equipment. Vantage provides pilots with an uncluttered interface and…