Spectacular new video series showcases safety
A spectacular aviation safety video mini-series for visual flight rules pilots has been released by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.
The ten part series covers a 3350 nautical mile trip from western NSW, through outback Queensland to Cape York, down the Queensland coast and back across country to Bathurst.
The journey provides a hands-on explanation of nearly 30 safety topics critical to all stages of flight.
These include knowing your aircraft, weight and balance, fuel management, remote flying, fatigue management, radio calls, ageing aircraft, bird strikes, remotely piloted aircraft, emergency procedures and electronic flight bags.
The safety information is delivered during interviews with local aviation people with expertise in each topic.
Those interviewed include people with experience in outback flying, remote aerodrome refuellers, a Royal Flying Doctor representative, an air traffic controller, local pilots, a helicopter mustering pilot and a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer.
There are also several interviews with CASA personnel covering CASA activities in regional areas.
The ten online videos feature stunning footage taken from cameras mounted on a Cessna 172 flown by chief flying instructor Catherine Fitzsimons.
CASA acting CEO and Director of Aviation Safety, Shane Carmody, said the new video series was an important tool to help all visual flight rules pilots operate safely in a wide variety of environments.
“Out-n-Back series two covers flying in the remote outback, tropical coastal regions and inland NSW,” Mr Carmody said.
“This means it provides vital insights into operating safely in both controlled and uncontrolled airspace, as well as in contrasting environments.
“This is essential viewing for pilots of all ages and experience who want to keep up to date with the latest in safety.
“At the same time Out-n-Back two is a must see video series for all pilots who enjoy the spectacle and enjoyment of flight across Australia.”