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Aviation Meteorology Product Update

Aviation Meteorology Product Update

In early 2014 I was involved, on behalf of the Australian Airline Pilots' Association (AusALPA), in a comprehensive review of aviation meteorological services conducted by the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM).

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Sharing Your Transport Safety Concerns, Confidentially

Sharing Your Transport Safety Concerns, Confidentially

We've all been there. The moment when you see something that just doesn't seem quite right. There's a problem in front of you, and while it may not have caused an accident yet, you can easily imagine how one day, maybe one day soon, it could end badly.

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The Rule of Two

The Rule of Two

In light of the Germanwings flight 4U9525 tragedy, air operators and government agencies worldwide have reacted swifly, albeit prematurely, to review and implement stricter procedures in the hope of preventing a similar event from occurring in the future.

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Technically Speaking

Technically Speaking

The Safety & Technical (S&T) team has expanded this year and now consists of Technical Director - Captain Peter Gardiner and Technical Consultants - Captain Marcus Diamond...

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Joining the S&T Team

Joining the S&T Team

On 10 November six new volunteers joined the Australian Air Line Pilots' Association (AusALPA)'s Safety and Technical (S&T) to help enhance the safety and operational efficiency of the aviation industry.

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Flight in or Around Conflict Zones

Flight in or Around Conflict Zones

The issue of civilian commercial flights through conflict zones leapt to public prominence when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine on 17 July 2014.

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Aviation Practices Induce Fatigue

Aviation Practices Induce Fatigue

The following article is based on a Master's thesis by FO Andrew Frost titled 'CAO & CAAP 48.1 - Fatigue Management for Flight Crew Members: Flight Duty Times based on scientific evidence and research, or a continuation of industry custom and practice?'

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Are You Fit to Fly?

Are You Fit to Fly?

Pilot fatigue contributed to an incident where an Avro 146 jet received two separate warnings for flying below the minimum altitude, according to an ATSB report.

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