Flight Safety Australia winter edition out soon

Date published: 20 April 2022


The cover of the next edition of CASA’s flagship safety publication has an intriguing artist’s impression. We chose this futuristic image of the 7-seater Lilium Pegasus jet to highlight the feature, Stranger things: electric VTOL aircraft.

Cover of FSA winter edition 2022

In the centrespread, Southern exposure, Shelley Ross explains the detailed planning needed to make successful ‘air safaris’, including equipment, weather, fuel stops and the need to avoid get-there-itis.

Senior Writer Robert Wilson revisits the last flight of Wing Commander Guy Gibson and Flight Lieutenant James Warwick who died when their de Havilland Mosquito crashed in the Netherlands on the night of 19 September 1944. Gibson had been the leader of the bombing raid by Royal Air Force 617 Squadron that smashed two dams in Nazi Germany in May 1943. His name would become famous after the 1955 film The Dam Busters about the raid.

In one of the popular Close calls, Fear for lunch, a public servant tells how he took colleagues for a lunchtime flight in Canberra that almost ended in disaster. On take-off, the aircraft pitched up sharply due to an aft centre of gravity, generated from the fuel and passengers. ‘There were 4 very pale public servants who disembarked when we finally shut down,’ he recalls.

This 64-page edition features another ‘Crash comic’, tests readers’ knowledge with quizzes and has great safety reading and information valuable to everyone in aviation.

We have two subscription options:

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Both options include free postage and handling within Australia.

Subscribe by 10 May and get the new Close calls booklet free.

Online version available at: https://www.casa.gov.au//flight-safety-australia-winter-edition-out-soon
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