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Atherton pilots to learn lessons for life

Atherton pilots will learn aviation lessons for life at a local safety briefing next week.

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

The safety issues covered will be 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.

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

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

CASA’s Peter Gibson says the briefing for Atherton 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 Atherton aviation safety briefing is being held on Sunday 15 November 2015 at 10:30am at Ian and Karen Graham’s hangar, Atherton aerodrome.

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: MR12415