Thousands attend AvSafety seminars
More than 6,800 pilots took part in CASA’s popular AvSafety seminars during 2009-10. There were 151 seminars, mainly held in regional centres. Venues ranged from hangars and aero clubs to under the outback stars, delivered from the back of a ute. There were 12 seminar topics on offer, including situational awareness, controlled flight into terrain, airspace incursions, fuel-related accidents and airmanship.
As well as delivering the seminars, CASA’s 11 member team of safety advisers made more than 1,000 aviation industry on-site visits covering wide-ranging safety and regulatory issues and providing valuable education and training for industry.
Planning for safety education and training in 2010-11, based on confirmed data and information, is complete. Programs structured so that aviation personnel can tailor their education to the types of operations they undertake, and greater use of the internet for education delivery, will be features of safety education in 2010-11.
Safety issues being covered are:
- fuel management
- VFR into IMC
- situational awareness
- runway incursions
- air safety and basic human performance
- organisational culture
- aviation decision making
- maintenance release
- maintenance regulations
- airspace incursions
- glass cockpits
- loss of control
- effective communication
- operations at non-towered aerodromes
- responsibilities of the pilot-in-command
- controlled flight into terrain.