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Albany seminar to give pilots lowdown on flying safely

Stuart McGuckinAlbany Advertiser
Albany will host a flght safety seminar on Wednesday.
Camera IconAlbany will host a flght safety seminar on Wednesday. Credit: Civil Aviation Safety Authority

A safety seminar focused on flying safely in and around non-controlled aerodromes will be the focus of a pilot safety seminar being run by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority in Albany this week.

The seminar, which will take place at the Albany Aero Club, will be designed to give pilots practical tips about flying efficiently and safely at non-controlled aerodromes and discovering CASA resources available to support them.

CASA’s Tim Penney says flying into non-controlled aerodromes poses its own hazards and risks for pilots.

“At the seminar, we’ll spend time discussing looking and listening out, radio calls, procedures, pre-flight planning and supporting systems in your aircraft that can help pilots manage the risks and fly safely into and out of non-controlled aerodromes,” he said.

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“We also use case studies to see how things can go wrong and how pilots can be prepared to mitigate those risks to fly safely.”

According to CASA, most Australian aerodromes are in non-controlled airspace.

Australian Transport Safety Bureau statistics show there have been more than 60 incidents, including mid-air and ground collisions, in or around non-controlled aerodromes in recent years.

“Whether you’re a novice or have been flying for years, we’ve designed this seminar so pilots of all levels of experience will get something valuable from coming along,” Mr Penney said.

“Plus, there’s the chance to talk about local safety issues with other local pilots in your area – it’s always valuable to hear the perspectives and questions of those pilots with whom you share the sky.”

The seminar will run from 6.30pm on Wednesday, February 1.

Register your interest in attending online - https://bit.ly/3XGOvzj

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