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Keeping Central Australian skies safe
Date of publication:
17 May 2017
Central Australian pilots are being called on to take part in an important aviation safety briefings next week to keep local skies safe.
Briefings are being held at Alice Springs and Ayers Rock.
The briefings will focus on key safety issues which can put the lives of local pilots at risk when flying.
Issues in the spotlight include fuel management and the handling of partial power loss in single engine aircraft.
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 briefings 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.
In addition, the briefings are a chance for pilots to give feedback and suggestions to CASA.
CASA’s Peter Gibson says the briefings for Central Australian pilots are 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 Alice Springs aviation safety briefing is being held on Wednesday 24 May 2017 at 6:30pm at the Royal Flying Doctor facility at Alice Springs airport.
The Ayers Rock briefing is being held on Thursday 25 May 2017 at 7pm at the Ayers Rock Lions Club.
People attending are asked to book online at the AvSafety seminars schedule.