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Safer skies for Central Australia
Date of publication:
8 May 2019
Making local skies safer will be the focus of free aviation seminars next week in Central Australia.
The seminars will be held in Alice Springs and Yulara and are being run by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.
All pilots are invited to take part in these important events.
The Alice Springs and Yulara seminars will emphasise the value of defensive flying skills to avoid accidents.
Pilots will discuss threat and error management, communication requirements and situational awareness.
Threats to safe flying can be adverse weather, mechanical problems or other air traffic. Errors by pilots can be fuel mis-management, incorrect aircraft settings or navigation mistakes.
CASA’s Peter Gibson said local pilots will be given practical examples of defensive flying techniques they can use on each and every flight.
“These seminars are all about preventing accidents by identifying threats to safety and avoiding potential mistakes,” Mr Gibson said.
“We will also be looking at improving radio communication skills around aerodromes.”
The Alice Springs aviation safety seminar is being held on Wednesday 15 May 2019 at 7pm at the Royal Flying Doctor Service facility.
The Yulara seminar is being held on Thursday 16 May at 7pm at the Yulara/Ayers Rock Lions Club.
People attending are asked to book online at the AvSafety seminars schedule.