Flight Safety Australia Autumn 2024


Some pilots do everything to avoid flying through controlled airspace but there are many benefits of doing so, Shelley Ross says. The zones are in place to ensure the airspace is safe for every pilot. They are not there to intimidate, but homework and preparation are required.

Pilots will also want to read Thomas Turner’s feature – ‘Hit your target or learn to handle rejection’ – about rejected take-offs. He identifies 5 targets to help pilots decide whether to continue a take-off or not, such as power, acceleration, lift-off distance and rate of initial climb.

The company Vertiia has the first Australian-made electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft to apply to CASA for type certification. Steve Creedy says some of the key design objectives are to be able to accommodate 5 people with a range of 1,000 km and a cruise speed of 300 km/h. Although the aircraft will be pitched initially at the medical transport market — particularly in rural, regional and remote Australia — there are also air taxi, cargo and other emergency service possibilities.

Automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) could save your life, which is why the government will pay you to fit it. Miranda Cirocco says the Australian Transport Safety Bureau provides a strong argument about the safety benefits of ADS-B through its investigation of aviation accidents and near misses.

In the close call, ‘One wrong turn’, a pilot recalls diverting around weather, ending up off course and flying through restricted airspace near Adelaide – without ATC clearance.

This 64-page edition includes crash comics, quizzes and valuable safety insights, making it a must-read for aviation enthusiasts.

Flight Safety Australia is also available for annual subscription.

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