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Duplicate inspections (Winter 2022) [PDF 123 KB]

Aircraft cleaning (Autumn 2022) [PDF 96 KB]

About the logbook, the work records, and the aircraft operator (Summer 2021/22) [PDF 118 KB]

Dual controls - who can change them (Summer 2021/22) [PDF 125 KB]

The damaging effect of torsional loads on cargo hooks (Spring 2021) [PDF 84 KB]

Parting out (Winter 2021) [PDF 224 KB]

The value of a CAN (Summer 2020/21) [PDF 208 KB]

Digging for the truth (Summer 2020/21) [PDF 273 KB]

Electrical load analysis - a reminder to owners (Spring 2020) [PDF 119 KB]

A message to aircraft owners (Winter 2020) [PDF 54 KB]

Is that AD really signed off? (Summer 2019/20) [PDF 64 KB]

Professional development for test pilots (Spring 2019) [PDF 86 KB]

Revised electrical standard (Spring 2019) [PDF 51 KB]

Sparking knowledge of fuel chemistry (Winter 2019) [PDF 50 KB]

Service bulletins and YOU (Winter 2019) [PDF 55 KB]

What engineers would like from pilots (Winter 2019) [PDF 116 KB]

Maintenance control for Part 135 and 125 (Nov-Dec 2018) [PDF 169 KB]

Recording of maintenance (Jul-Aug 2018) [PDF 161 KB]

Compatible modifications (Mar-Apr 2018) [PDF 114 KB]

The world-beating Jarrod Wood (Mar-Apr 2018) [PDF 108 KB]

Lycoming valves (Mar-Apr 2018) [PDF 90 KB]

Someone told me I could (Nov-Dec 2017) [PDF 139 KB]

A safety measure (Jan-Feb 2017) [PDF 91 KB]

Unapproved aircraft seat modifications (Nov-Dec 2016) [PDF 139 KB]

Installing avionics - what's acceptable technical data? (Sep-Oct 2016) [PDF 72 KB]

OEM or PMA parts? (Sep-Oct 2016) [PDF 87 KB]

Electrical load analysis - does your aircraft need one? (Jul-Aug 2016) [PDF 84 KB]

Technical log troubleshooting (May-Jun 2016) [PDF 185 KB]

Aircraft data plates (May-Jun 2016) [PDF 146 KB]

Data - its called 'acceptable' for a reason (Mar-Apr 2016) [PDF 134 KB]

Maintenance engineer licence limitations (Jan-Feb 2016) [PDF 131 KB]

Balloon maintenance, not for unqualified operator (Sep-Oct 2015) [PDF 199 KB]

Vinyl applications - a hidden threat (Jul-Aug 2015) [PDF 90 KB]

Teen build pays off for everyone (May-Jun 2015) [PDF 457 KB]

Dated data (Mar-Apr 2015) [PDF 148 KB]

In the time of COVID-19, how fit to fly are you? (Spring 2022) [PDF 56 KB]

Looking without seeing (Winter 2022) [PDF 167 KB]

To hell and back - a pilot's journey to regain mental health (Summer 2021/22) [PDF 152 KB]

The braver decision (Autumn 2021) [PDF 116 KB]

Support for women in aviation (Autumn 2021) [PDF 77 KB]

Digging for the truth (Summer 2020/21) [PDF 273 KB]

Cool decision-making in a crisis (Summer 2020/21) [PDF 185 KB]

The take-off that approached disaster (Autumn 2020) [PDF 582 KB]

When a sunset isn't pretty (Summer 2019/20) [PDF 107 KB]

The need for water is real (Summer 2019/20) [PDF 68 KB]

Staying staunch in the storm (Spring 2019) [PDF 725 KB]

Flying near Mount Stupid (Spring 2019) [PDF 119 KB]

Horror in a Hirtenberg (Autumn 2019) [PDF 226 KB]

Go back three steps (Autumn 2019) [PDF 84 KB]

Antihistamines and drowsiness (Autumn 2019) [PDF 76 KB]

Carbon monoxide poisoning (Summer 2018/19) [PDF 115 KB]

Health matters (Summer 2018/19) [PDF 80 KB]

Inexplicable (Sep-Oct 2018) [PDF 89 KB]

Against the clock (Jul-Aug 2018) [PDF 372 KB]

A cool bedroom, blackout curtains, and ear plugs (Jul-Aug 2018) [PDF 162 KB]

The right fuel (Jan-Feb 2018) [PDF 98 KB]

Illusions in flight (Jan-Feb 2018) [PDF 229 KB]

Peer assistance network - a 'safe harbour' (Nov-Dec 2017) [PDF 100 KB]

Startle! (May-Jun 2017) [PDF 191 KB]

Strip flying (Mar-Apr 2017) [PDF 140 KB]

Above the bar (Jan-Feb 2017) [PDF 631 KB]

Take the pressure down (Sep-Oct 2016) [PDF 89 KB]

Alternative process for determining cardiovascular health (Jul-Aug 2016) [PDF 102 KB]

Line up and wait…I said WAIT! (Jul-Aug 2016) [PDF 150 KB]

Avoiding distraction (Jul-Aug 2016) [PDF 148 KB]

The danger of accumulated stress (Jul-Aug 2016) [PDF 346 KB]

A new approach to fatigue (Jul-Aug 2016) [PDF 1.2 MB]

Beaver rush (Jan-Feb 2016) [PDF 219 KB]

Holding back on the herbals (Jan-Feb 2016) [PDF 111 KB]

Precautionary landings (Sep-Oct 2015) [PDF 170 KB]

I learned about flying from that (Sep-Oct 2015) [PDF 74 KB]

Assertiveness in the aviation workplace (Sep-Oct 2015) [PDF 190 KB]

I learned about flying from that (Jul-Aug 2015) [PDF 125 KB]

Teen build pays off for everyone (May-Jun 2015) [PDF 457 KB]

How the AMC process works (May-Jun 2015) [PDF 55 KB]

So you think you can see and avoid (Mar-Apr 2015) [PDF 230 KB]

I learned about flying from that (Spring 2022) [PDF 178 KB]

VFR into IMC (Part Two) (Spring 2022) [PDF 421 KB]

VFR into IMC (Part One) (Winter 2022) [PDF 165 KB]

Happy landings (Autumn 2022) [PDF 239 KB]

Low flying over West Melton (Autumn 2022) [PDF 61 KB]

Taildraggers - "Engage the brain. Slow down. Zig-zag." (Summer 2021/22) [PDF 147 KB]

Stall recovery and minimising height loss (Spring 2020) [PDF 60 KB]

Isolated and vulnerable (Winter 2020) [PDF 134 KB]

Safety in numbers (Summer 2019/20) [PDF 193 KB]

Outside the limits (Spring 2019) [PDF 117 KB]

Staying staunch in the storm (Spring 2019) [PDF 725 KB]

Flying near Mount Stupid (Spring 2019) [PDF 119 KB]

Tips from the newbies (Winter 2019) [PDF 228 KB]

Noise (Winter 2019) [PDF 51 KB]

Against the clock (Jul-Aug 2018) [PDF 372 KB]

Stay in control (Jul-Aug 2018) [PDF 120 KB]

Seeing eye to eye (May-Jun 2018) [PDF 239 KB]

ELTs (Mar-Apr 2018) [PDF 83 KB]

Avoid a bad avoid (Jan-Feb 2018) [PDF 61 KB]

Not meeting the ground unexpectedly (Nov-Dec 2017) [PDF 251 KB]

Too low, no go (Nov-Dec 2017) [PDF 117 KB]

No engine, no problem (Nov-Dec 2017) [PDF 232 KB]

Stay or go? Lessons from air ambulance ops (Jul-Aug 2017) [PDF 211 KB]

Clutter in the cockpit (May-Jun 2017) [PDF 141 KB]

A heads-up on night VFR (May-Jun 2017) [PDF 195 KB]

Startle! (May-Jun 2017) [PDF 191 KB]

See and avoid - paragliders and powered aircraft in the same airspace (Mar-Apr 2017) [PDF 149 KB]

Flying heli-neighbourly (Mar-Apr 2017) [PDF 83 KB]

Navigating your way through (Jan-Feb 2017) [PDF 142 KB]

Under pressure (Jan-Feb 2017) [PDF 183 KB]

Top five from top six (Jan-Feb 2017) [PDF 125 KB]

Above the bar (Jan-Feb 2017) [PDF 631 KB]

Into the dark (Nov-Dec 2016) [PDF 96 KB]

Avoiding distraction (Jul-Aug 2016) [PDF 148 KB]

From footy to flying (Jul-Aug 2016) [PDF 283 KB]

Flying on a dying engine (Nov-Dec 2015) [PDF 1.2 MB]

IFR circling speed restrictions (Nov-Dec 2015) [PDF 115 KB]

An excess of skill (Nov-Dec 2015) [PDF 223 KB]

Glass vs analogue (Nov-Dec 2015) [PDF 239 KB]

Precautionary landings (Sep-Oct 2015) [PDF 170 KB]

I learned about flying from that (Sep-Oct 2015) [PDF 74 KB]

Role equipment - check, recheck, practise (Jul-Aug 2015) [PDF 62 KB]

Banner towing's potential hidden cost (May-Jun 2015) [PDF 55 KB]

Everybody needs good neighbours (May-Jun 2015) [PDF 1019 KB]

Microlighting across Australia (Jan-Feb 2015) [PDF 302 KB]

Pilots as lifelong students (Jan-Feb 2015) [PDF 120 KB]

Final call for ADS-B (Spring 2022) [PDF 82 KB]

A black box for GA (Summer 2021/22) [PDF 177 KB]

Not drowning in the tech (Spring 2021) [PDF 239 KB]

I fly outside controlled airspace - ADS-B is of no use to me. Or is it? (Spring 2021) [PDF 302 KB]

TCAS: A valuable tool if everyone plays the game (Winter 2021) [PDF 218 KB]

ADS-B changes - what you need to know (Autumn 2021) [PDF 173 KB]

ADS-B - from sceptic to convert (Spring 2020) [PDF 134 KB]

Advice from ADS-B equipped pilots (Winter 2020) [PDF 221 KB]

PBN implementation update (Spring 2019) [PDF 73 KB]

GPS jamming - report it! (Sep-Oct 2018) [PDF 209 KB]

Moving to ADS-B OUT (Sep-Oct 2018) [PDF 92 KB]

Installation of ADS-B and PBN equipment (Jul-Aug 2018) [PDF 143 KB]

Sky's the limit for SMAS technology (Mar-Apr 2018) [PDF 71 KB]

The OUTs and INs of ADS-B (Jul-Aug 2017) [PDF 64 KB]

Don't let your software trip you up (May-Jun 2017) [PDF 123 KB]

Performance based navigation for Part 91 (Mar-Apr 2017) [PDF 114 KB]

ADS-B - what's happening next? (Jan-Feb 2017) [PDF 60 KB]

Protection of ILS trial (Jan-Feb 2017) [PDF 100 KB]

Progress on ADS-B (Nov-Dec 2016) [PDF 76 KB]

Performance-based navigation progress (Nov-Dec 2016) [PDF 105 KB]

Know your technology (Nov-Dec 2016) [PDF 106 KB]

GPS and RNAV flight planning (Sep-Oct 2016) [PDF 112 KB]

Is your Mode S correct? (Jan-Feb 2016) [PDF 83 KB]

Glass vs analogue (Nov-Dec 2015) [PDF 239 KB]

Navigating our New Southern Sky (Jul-Aug 2015) [PDF 154 KB]

Satellite-based augmentation systems - installation warning (May-Jun 2015) [PDF 276 KB]

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