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Alice Springs and Ayers Rock pilots to learn aviation lessons for life

Alice Springs and Ayers Rock pilots will learn aviation lessons for life at local safety briefings next week.

The lessons for life briefings will focus on key safety issues that continue to put pilots at risk when flying.

All local pilots are being urged to attend the briefings to keep Central Australian skies safe.

The key safety issues being addressed are the need to avoid flights in low visibility and the dangers of unplanned or unapproved low flying.

These two issues continue to be factors behind a number of 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.

Other issues to be covered in the briefings will include regulatory changes, pilot responsibilities in relation to maintenance documents and the correct procedures to follow at non-controlled aerodromes.

Discussion about non-controlled aerodromes will look at radio frequencies, radio use and procedures.

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

CASA’s Peter Gibson says the briefings for Alice Springs and Ayers Rock pilots is part of a national aviation safety education campaign.

“Teaching local pilots aviation lessons for life is a high priority for CASA” Mr Gibson says.

The Alice Springs aviation safety briefing is being held on Wednesday 12 August 2015 at 6:30pm at the Alice Springs RFDS.

The Ayers Rock briefing is being held on Thursday 13 August 2015 at 6:30pm at the Ayers rock Terminal training room.

People attending are asked to book online using AviationWorx on the CASA web site:  www.casa.gov.au/avsafety

 

Media contact: Peter Gibson

Mobile: 0419 296 446

Email: peter.gibson@casa.gov.au

Ref: MR8415