You may look at the cover for the Winter edition and think – so much serenity. But what happens if that scene suddenly changes, such as the prop shuddering to a complete stop? To be ready for that scenario, our feature – The emergency mindset – will prep pilots on training, habits and skills they need to save themselves, and their passengers, if a forced landing far away from an aerodrome is inevitable.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major and prolonged impact on the health and wellbeing of aviation personnel, as they cope with shutdowns, aircraft groundings, financial loss and an uncertain future. Our writers are conducting extensive interviews on this topic, with one emerging theme being: ‘If and when there is recovery, it will be fluttering and intermittent.’ This highlights the need for a focus on wellbeing and support such as that offered by groups such as the pilot assistance network.
If you’re thinking of buying a drone, be sure to read Kreisha Ballantyne’s article, What Donny taught me about drones. Meeting a drone pilot on a dating app led her to realise how transferable her fixed-wing flying skills were in understanding and learning another form of flight.
In our Industry Q&A section, we interview Matt Bouttell about his new role leading RAAus and his ambition to change the conversation from ‘us and them’ to a more engaging model and a productive mood.
The historical article in this edition analyses the 1993 crash in wilderness, less than 90 kilometres from Bankstown Airport, that resulted in the deaths of a low-hours pilot and his passenger. Senior writer Robert Wilson analyses the tragedy from a modern safety perspective and makes contact with the pilot’s father and the passenger’s sister. They recall their anguish when the search was suspended after three days by the Civil Aviation Authority.
This 64-page edition will feature another ‘crash comic’, test readers’ knowledge with quizzes and have great safety reading and information valuable to everyone in Aviation.
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