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Calling all Ballina pilots

Date of publication: 
14 July 2016

Ballina pilots are being called on to take part in a special aviation safety briefing next week.

The briefing will focus on key safety issues which can put the lives of local pilots at risk when flying.

Proper fuel management and the handling of partial power loss in single engine aircraft will be examined.

These two issues contribute to a number of serious accidents and incidents every year.

Local pilots will look at previous accidents and incidents involving fuel management and engine power loss to learn valuable lessons to keep themselves safe in the sky.

The briefing will also provide an update on new regulations, a reminder about the correct procedures to use at non controlled aerodromes and information on using personal electronic devices while flying.

Each seminar also provides a chance for pilots to give feedback and suggestions to CASA.

CASA’s Peter Gibson says the briefing for Ballina pilots is part of a national aviation safety campaign.

“Teaching local pilots aviation lessons for life is a high priority for CASA” Mr Gibson says.

The free Ballina aviation safety briefing is being held on Wednesday 20 July 2016 at 6pm at the Ballina Aero Club.

People attending are asked to book online at the CASA website.

Media contact:
Peter Gibson
0419 296 446