Case study: Supporting pilot safety-plan, arrive, survive
CASA has produced Out-n-Back, a six-part video series that is available on the CASA website and covers the important areas of 'plan, arrive, survive'.
The webisodes follow the flight of a Cessna 172 on a 6,000-kilometre round trip from Bathurst to Hobart. By following this carefully planned route, important elements such as outback flying, flying in and out of controlled airspace and flying over water could all be captured.
To obtain all of the required footage, multiple cameras were used both inside and outside the cockpit to allow the viewer to clearly observe the actions of the pilot and to see the instruments during flight.
For the in-flight footage, civil aviation regulatory approval was needed to have cameras mounted on the wings of the aircraft and installed by an engineer.
The webisodes, produced in-house by CASA, promote good airmanship and safety and include informative interviews with operators, engineers, air traffic controllers, meteorologists and pilots, who all give helpful tips and advice along the way.
Each webisode contains supporting articles on safety topics such as fuel management, turbulence, pre-flight checks, fatigue and navigation.
There are also useful links to other safety videos on CASA's YouTube channel, plus related information on the CASA website.
The Out-n-Back webisodes are available on the website at www.casa.gov.au/outnback.