As Australia's aviation safety regulator, we see and hear many stories where mistakes or poor decision-making has almost led to major mishaps and bad situations.
Each year we publish a consolidated booklet of these close calls from people in the sport and recreational aviation sector.
These are real stories about what went wrong, what they did, and advice they have for others. The books serve as cautionary tales so that you may learn from other people's mistakes.
Each tale in the booklet is linked back to an overarching theme, covering:
- fuel management
- human factors
- situational awareness.
We also publish the full collection of close calls on our Flight Safety Australia news site.