High-fly­ing op­por­tu­nity

The Riverine Herald - - NEWS -

ECHUCA pi­lots can lift their safety skills to new heights at a free avi­a­tion sem­i­nar this week.

The sem­i­nar will fo­cus on de­fen­sive fly­ing to make Echuca skies even safer.

All lo­cal pi­lots are in­vited to take part in the safety event be­ing run by the Civil Avi­a­tion Safety Au­thor­ity.

Pi­lots will learn more about threat and er­ror man­age­ment skills, as well as com­mu­ni­ca­tion and sit­u­a­tional aware­ness.

Threats to safe fly­ing can be ad­verse weather, me­chan­i­cal prob­lems or other air traf­fic. Er­rors by pi­lots can be fuel mis­man­age­ment, in­cor­rect air­craft set­tings or nav­i­ga­tion mis­takes.

CASA’s Peter Gib­son said lo­cal pi­lots will be given prac­ti­cal ex­am­ples of how to fly de­fen­sively to best man­age threats and er­rors.

“Echuca pi­lots can be lead­ers in avi­a­tion safety by at­tend­ing next week’s sem­i­nar,” Mr Gib­son said. “Lo­cal pi­lots have good tech­ni­cal fly­ing skills and can now fur­ther en­hance their safety per­for­mance. “Our goal is safe skies for all.” The Echuca avi­a­tion safety sem­i­nar is Wed­nes­day at 6:30pm at the Echuca Aero Club. Peo­ple at­tend­ing are asked to book on­line at the CASA web­site.

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