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About ave8rr

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    Vans RV9A, Piper PA-17 Vagabond.
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    Bundaberg Qld
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  1. ave8rr

    Finally, the new site is running

    Hi Ian, will we be able to "agree" etc to a post. Appears only "like" is available or am I missing something? I know it's a work in progress. Cheers. FIXED
  2. ave8rr

    Finally, the new site is running

    Looking good Ian. Great work. Cheers Mike.
  3. CASA says it’s SAFE: Now end the dual standards on private pilot medicals Wednesday, 24th October 2018 Mr Shane Carmody Director of Aviation Safety, CASA GPO BOX 2005 Canberra ACT 2601, Australia Mr Rob Walker Group Manager Stakeholder Engagement GPO BOX 2005 Canberra ACT 2601, Australia Mr Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime Minister Minister for Infrastructure and Transport PO Box 6022 House of Representatives Parliament House CANBERRA ACT 2600, Australia Dear Mr Carmody, As you would be aware, the AOPA Australia since August of 2016 has sent numerous letters to your office, calling on CASA to explain why RPL and PPL pilots operating Australian (VH) registered aircraft with an MTOW of up to 600kgs, with one passenger outside of controlled airspace, have been denied the use of a self-certification private drivers licence medical. A medical standard that CASA has permitted pilots within the Recreational Aviation Australia Limited self-administration to use for the past 30 years. No explanations have ever been provided to AOPA Australia or the general aviation industry, nor has any supporting risk-assessments or safety/medical studies been published by CASA to support it’s continued refusal to provide a self-certification private drivers licence medical for RPL/PPL holders. My last such letter was sent to your office on the 18th September 2018, asking the following question; “SAFE or UNSAFE, WHICH IS IT? is it safe for an Australian private pilot to fly an Australian registered aircraft with an MTOW of 600kgs in Australian airspace with one passenger on a self-certification private drivers licence medical?”. On the 10th October 2018, Senator Glen Sterle announced to Australian Flying that he was seeking the support of the Senate RRAT Committee to initiate a Senate Inquiry into the self-administration of Australia’s general aviation industry, seeking to investigate the inequity in private pilot medicals between the RAAus and RPL/PPL holders. Exactly one day later, on the 11th October 2018, Mr Rob Walker on behalf of your office responded with; “The answer is yes. The key requirement, as you have rightly stated it, outside controlled airspace.” Under the current regulations, CASA continues to deny RPL/PPL holders with access to a self-certification private driver license medical standard, forcing these pilots to buy their medicals from a private business - the Recreational Aviation Australia Limited (RAAus). Under Section 9© of the Civil Aviation Act 1998, CASA is responsible for developing and promulgating appropriate, clear and concise aviation safety standards. Given that your office (via Mr Rob Walker) has acknowledged that it is SAFE for RPL/PPL pilots to use a self-certification drivers licence medical standard when operating VH registered aircraft with an MTOW of up to 600kgs outside of controlled airspace with one passenger – when can we expect CASA to promulgate this safe medical standard, making it available for all RPL/PPL holders? This unfair and unreasonable situation cannot continue and AOPA Australia urges CASA to immediately announce the availability of a self-certification private drivers licence medical standard for RPL/PPL holders who wish to operate VH registered aircraft with an MTOW of up to 600kgs, outside of controlled airspace with one passenger. Thank you in advance for your time and we look forward to CASA’s announcement. Yours Sincerely, BENJAMIN MORGAN Executive Director Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of Australia
  4. I guess there will be no more RV4 etc registered RAAus as they have a MTOW of around 680kg. If RAAus get the higher weight then they will make it in but will require LAME maint unless built by the owner.
  5. ATSB input to this accident. Investigation: AE-2017-056 - Technical Assistance to RAAus - Collision with terrain involving Monnett Sonerai, 19-3971, near Murwillumbah, NSW on 16 May 2017
  6. ave8rr

    LSA to get a weight/speed increase

    If and when RAAus get CTA then the aircraft will require all the instrument inspections including transponder by a Avionics LAME. Not Cheap.
  7. ave8rr

    Plane crash near Stawell

    We are seeing more of these type of accidents with LSA. Not enough design testing I would say and Instructors not being taught spin recovery. Don't forget about the Piper Sport in Bundy a few years back which was reported as being in a flat spin killing both instructor and student.
  8. Everybody on plane survives crash landing in Pacific lagoon
  9. ave8rr

    Move to Aircraft Pilots

    Ian, I like the layout especially as I view the site on my Samsung Mobile 95% or more of the time. Cheers Mike
  10. ave8rr

    Move to Aircraft Pilots

    You must be getting frustrated at times Ian. Keep working at it and I am sure you will have a great modern site. Cheers Mike
  11. ave8rr

    AOPA and CASA

    This was posted in the AOPA RAA Thread.
  12. ave8rr

    AOPA and RAA

    CASA CONFIRMS AND DOUBLES DOWN ON PRIVATE PILOT DOUBLE STANDARDS! Friday, 21th September 2018 Mr Shane Carmody Director of Aviation Safety, CASA GPO BOX 2005 Canberra ACT 2601, Australia Mr Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime Minister Minister for Infrastructure and Transport PO Box 6022, House of Representatives Parliament House CANBERRA ACT 2600, Australia Dear Mr Carmody, Further to our previous correspondence on self-certification private drivers licence medicals for government regulated Recreational Pilots Licence (RPL) and Private Pilots Licence (PPL) holders. In today’s Australian newspaper, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority has gone on the record to state; “…the authority had carefully assessed the safety issues and risks in determining the various classes of aviation medical certificates, taking into account things like other airspace users, aircraft passengers and people and property on the ground… CASA considers self-medical certification to be appropriate for recreational pilots operating in small aircraft with one passenger, and outside controlled airspace under licences issued by Recreational Aviation Australia.” If CASA considers it safe for a private ‘recreational’ pilot to operate in small aircraft with one passenger outside of controlled airspace, then why has CASA denied all government regulated RPL and PPL holders of this risk-appropriate permission? Why has CASA implemented aviation medical safety standards that serve to force RPL and PPL holders into a private business (the Recreational Aviation Australia Limited) that exposes them to unregulated monopoly fees and charges? Why are Australia’s aviation safety regulations being used to benefit one specific private business, whilst denying all CASA RPL and PPL holders of their rights? Could CASA please provide a copy of its ‘risk-assessment’ that details how the regulator arrived at the conclusion that it is safer for a pilot of a light aircraft with an MTOW of 600Kgs to be flown outside of controlled airspace by a member of the Recreational Aviation Australia Limited versus a CASA regulated RPL or PPL pilot? Thank you for your time and I look forward to your reply. Yours Sincerely, BENJAMIN MORGAN Executive Director Can't see CASA backing down. Medicals for all RAAus pilots??
  13. ave8rr

    AOPA and RAA

    This could well mean no weight increase or medicals for ALL.
  14. Any word yet as to the possible cause of this accident?
  15. ave8rr

    RA Aus and landing fees

    All GA aircraft require the registration to be displayed on the aircraft. Underwing markings are not required nor are they now on RAAus registered aircraft. CASA Registered / Certified aerodromes require an annual inspection. This is costly. Last aerodrome where I was the ARO the fee was around 10K. Not sure boat ramps etc have this requirement? I can assure you ALL that there are are alot of hidden costs in running an airfield. More so if available for night ops.
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