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Gold Coast pilots to learn lessons for life

Gold Coast 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 are the need for extreme care during flights in low visibility and the dangers of unplanned or unapproved low flying.

These two circumstances continue to 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 Gold Coast 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 Gold Coast aviation safety briefing is being held on Thursday 29 October 2015 at 6pm at the Southport Flying Club.

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: MR11815