Flight Safety Australia Summer 2021


We report on a psychological perspective on VFR-into-IMC accidents that makes some alarming findings but suggests new solutions. This is important because VFR into IMC, that is, flying into cloud or darkness and losing control or making a controlled flight into terrain, is a longstanding killer.

In Your backup is yourself, contributor Shelley Ross provides pilots with a refresher on navigation and challenges them to go back to basics – switch off the GPS and iPad for a flight. ‘Do you trust yourself with just a paper map on your lap, a timepiece in view, taking position fixes and identifying landmarks?’ she asks. ‘How about that 1-in-60 thing?’

Charging up: flying an electric aircraft by Angela Stevenson examines their combination of operating limitations and significant advantages, with particular focus on the Pipistrel Alpha Electro, Australia’s first CASA-certified electric training aircraft.

In our Industry Q&A, Safety leadership: from compliance to trust, we interview Virgin Australia Group Chief Operations Officer Stuart Aggs, a firm believer in delegating authority to those with the responsibility for safety.

The historical article in this edition, No place for a hero, recounts the short and deadly career of the most dangerous airline in the world, British South American Airways, which is a case study in the importance of the non-technical skills its chief executive lacked.

This 64-page edition features another ‘crash comic’, tests readers’ knowledge with quizzes and has great safety reading and information valuable to everyone in aviation. 

Flight Safety Australia is also available for annual subscription.

Delivery Information

Most safety publications (booklets, guides, CD-ROMs, DVDs, posters and training packs) are free of charge. However there is a charge for hardcopy forms (costs vary) through the online store.

Most orders within Australia will attract a delivery fee of $15.00 regardless of the number of products-per-order.

However, some orders for large quantities of product will incur a higher charge, which will be calculated at a pre-agreed rate.

Please note: Due to the high cost of shipping heavy printed material internationally, freight charges will apply and will be calculated based on weight.

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If you prefer to place an order manually, please complete the manual order form and forward by email as indicated to BRN Benchmark.

Returns & Refund Policy

Should you receive an incorrect or faulty product, please immediately contact the delivery agent - BRN Benchmark - who will arrange either a goods exchange or refund.  All claims for goods will not be accepted for return or refund later than 30 days after customer receipt of the goods.

Contact details for BRN Benchmark:
Rob Harrison
Phone: 03 9560 6776
Email: rob@brnbenchmark.com.au

Refunds within this policy will be processed within 5 working days of the receipt of the returned goods. In order to aid the return process, please return the goods by regular mail with the original shipping package.

CASA will not refund goods if you change your mind about the purchase of the product.

Note: Your order cannot be cancelled once the order has been shipped.

If your product is lost during shipment, we will send you a replacement once the maximum delivery time (5 working days for website orders / 7 working days for manual orders within Australia) has expired, depending on product availability. All replacements for lost / damaged products will be shipped at our cost.