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Pilots to learn lessons for life

Date of publication: 
17 June 2016

Pilots will learn aviation lessons for life in Tamworth, Bunbury, Cessnock, Narrabri, Scone and Warracknabeal next week.

The briefings will focus on key safety issues that continue to put the lives of pilots at risk when flying.

Safety issues covered will include flights in low visibility and the dangers of unplanned or unapproved low flying.

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

Local pilots will be asked to look at why these types of accidents or incidents occur and how they can be avoided.

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

CASA’s Peter Gibson says the briefing for 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 aviation safety briefings are being held at:

  • Tamworth, Tuesday 21 June 2016 at 6pm at the Tamworth Aero Club.
  • Bunbury, Wednesday 22 June 2016 at 6:30pm at the Quality Hotel Lighthouse.
  • Cessnock, Tuesday 21 June 2016 at 6pm at the Hunter Recreational Flying Club.
  • Narrabri, Wednesday 22 June 2016 at 6:30pm at the Narrabri Aero Club.
  • Scone, Wednesday 22 June 2016 at 6pm at the Scone Aero Club.
  • Warracknabeal, Thursday 23 June 2016 at 6pm at the Yarriambiack Shire Office.

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

Media contact:
Peter Gibson
0419 296 446
Ref: MR1643