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The Civil Aviation Safety Authority is a government body that regulates Australian aviation safety. We license pilots, register aircraft and oversee safety.

Flight Safety Australia - Close calls Civil Aviation Safety Authority

    • Education

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority is a government body that regulates Australian aviation safety. We license pilots, register aircraft and oversee safety.

    Ignore The Sirens

    Ignore The Sirens

    In Greek mythology, the sirens' seductive voices lured mariners to their deaths. In modern aviation, the siren is pilot fixation, as Luke Bayly was lucky enough to discover early in his training.

    • 6 min
    One wrong turn

    One wrong turn

    A recreational pilot's first flight after learning the basics of navigation unravels into an embarrassment that could have been a disaster.

    • 7 min
    Planning for remote possibilities

    Planning for remote possibilities

    The tiniest change of heading took this pilot out of his comfort zone.
    Read this close call at: https://www.flightsafetyaustralia.com/2024/02/planning-for-remote-possibilities/

    • 5 min
    I didn't plan on that

    I didn't plan on that

    Sticking to a rigid schedule when circumstances have changed is the opposite of safe flight planning.

    Read this close call at https://www.flightsafetyaustralia.com/2023/12/i-didnt-plan-on-that/

    • 4 min
    It never strikes twice

    It never strikes twice

    This newly minted instructor was jolted out of his complacency by an unexpected thunderstorm. Read the close call at https://www.flightsafetyaustralia.com/2022/01/they-say-it-never-strikes-twice/

    • 5 min
    Ice bucket challenge

    Ice bucket challenge

    A first officer becomes a mere spectator to poor cockpit decision-making and feels the cold hand of fear. Read the close call at https://www.flightsafetyaustralia.com/2023/10/the-ice-bucket-challenge/

    • 7 min

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