Archive | CASA

RSS feed for this section

#SBG in two Parts – Oversight of CASA?

18 Nov
Carmody_AvHouse

Part I – Home truths. “Every traveller has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering.” ― Charles Dickens. ‘Tis true; no matter which far flung corner of the world you return from; even after a refreshing break from the hum-drum of routine, for me, it’s always […]

Essendon DFO accident: No MSM speculation here Christine?

05 Nov
Untitled_Clipping_091018_103524_AM

Speculation About the Cause of an Air Crash Yep, That’s a Good Thing November 2, 2018 / Share your comments… In what other area of journalism are reporters asked to surrender their own judgment and analysis and wait for the “officials” to weigh in?  From the very first air accident, the crash of the Wright Flyer that […]

Midweek on the AP Forum: 1 November 2018

01 Nov
Untitled_Clipping_101518_095846_PM

First from the miniscule’s thread: Dear Miniscule 8G McDo’Naught – L&Ks AGAA (the real voice of General Aviation) &.. Real world vs Fort Fumble fantasy land: cont/- Some additional commentary off AOPA Oz FB page…  Steve Fenech More of CASA’s self perpetuating bullshit!.. Line your friends up, survey them (special medical arrangements for RAAus for example), […]

Lies, damned lies, and statistics.

21 Oct
Carmody_AvHouse

We’ve learnt from the Past: Carmody 26 October 2017 http://www.australianflying.com.au/lates…st-carmody Lies, damned lies, and statistics. – AP Forum version. There is (as academics do) furious debate about who first coined the phrase. I would quite fancy Disraeli myself; although as Wiki points out, the phrase was not found in Disraeli’s works. But; it is the sort of thing I imagine […]

Control, Checks and Balance.

14 Oct
1ff99331659b498e8d72301986b9ffd6-e1512252982467

MSM & Dell blinded by Hood bollocks: Trivial and inaccurate. –  http://www.auntypru.com/forum/thread-103…ml#pid9373 & https://theconversation.com/lessons-lear…sts-103834 Control, Checks and Balance. – AP Forum version “Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.” – Mark Twain. Since the happy cave days; where everyone did pretty much as they liked – until someone objected; then there was a dust up to settle matters. Since […]

But screw your courage to the sticking place,

07 Oct
Untitled_Clipping_091018_103524_AM

Essendon Airport in 1973. But screw your courage to the sticking place, – AP Forum version. Ref: http://www.auntypru.com/forum/thread-37-…ml#pid9391 Lady Macbeth used this phrase to steel the nerves and warm the ‘cold feet’ of her husband to murder the king. Rough justice in the old days. Machiavelli understood the need for direct action as well as any; and, […]

A Curiously Intriguing faerie story.

30 Sep
DkXCAfRU8AAcZqH

A Curiously Intriguing faerie story. – AP Forum version. “The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something. That’s the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, […]

Measure for measure.

23 Sep
ASRR Embuggerance Timeline

http://shakespeare.mit.edu/measure/full.html Measure for measure. – AP Forum version. Whether we weigh, or measure a thing, there needs to be some form of scale for comparison. Throughout history, there have been a number of ‘standards’ used and discarded; for example, when I was a boy the first ruler I ever had was marked in ‘inches’ and fractions […]

Dear DPM 21/09/18 – L&Ks BM. (AOPA Oz)

22 Sep
raaa-jim-davis-quote

Now to another issue that the miniscule is STILL being advised to ignore…  Via Wannabe off the AOPA Oz thread…  From Oz Flying… AOPA calls for Medicals Risk Assessment 21 September 2018 AOPA Australia today called upon CASA CEO Shane Carmody to release a risk assessment that showed it was safe for holders of Recreational Pilot Certificates to […]

The return of the smiling assassin?   

21 Sep
raaa-jim-davis-quote

  Reference from the Ironsider article in the Oz today: A CASA spokesman said 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 […]

Upon Return to Cloud Cock-up Land.

17 Sep
RRAT com

Upon Return to Cloud Cock-up Land.– AP Forum version. Blimey, a bloke takes a few days off, comes back all peaceful and sanguine like, having (very determinedly) not looked at a screen for 10 days to find absolute chaos. Even Hitch has been party to one of the greatest coups ever engineered by the captured ministers […]

SBG delay – EAL on hols.

10 Sep
f9db9348a5f01f335b05f80107ba1022

P2 comment: Our EAL (editor at large) is currently swanning around QLD somewhere, so this week’s SBG will be delayed by a couple of days??  In the meantime outstanding industry issues and concerns don’t stand still for nobody. The following are some thread links extracted from the AP forum and off some of the PAIN_Net […]

Midweek on the AP – 29/08/18

29 Aug
ASRR Embuggerance Timeline

First from the miniscule’s thread: 4G McDo’Naut and the black kettle, pot?? Speaking of abuse, keyboards and shaming useless, self-serving, NFI Nat miniscules – that are all seemingly completely infected with “acquired institutionalised ostrichitis syndrome” (AIOS) on matters aviation – it would appear that miniscule 4G McDo’Naut, in an apparent attempt to water the accusations of duplicity of […]

13 Across – Cats fighting while the mice play havoc…

26 Aug
GettyImages-659706175-57c78daf3df78c71b6674964

Historical reference – i.e last 12 months in Australian politics: Comment: While the cat’s away  13 Across – Cats fighting while the mice play havoc…– AP Forum version “If there is one positive of this week, and these years of chaos, it’s that we can better see their true colours. We see our leaders standing beside a […]

What, will the line stretch out to th’ crack of doom?

18 Aug
f9db9348a5f01f335b05f80107ba1022

“Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” ― Francis of Assisi Wise words from a kindly soul; I wonder, would our brand new Junior Minister heed them? Of course, to do ‘that which is necessary’ for the aviation industry would be a dirty, bloody, bitterly contested battle. […]

Midweek on the AP – 14/08/18

14 Aug
Untitled_Clipping_032917_113634_AM

First an update to the ‘Dear Lachie’ saga: Lachie (finally) comes through – nearly?    Finally Lachie has come through with his promise for the Dept to provide a copy of the 2017 ICAO audit report – see: http://auntypru.com/wp-content/uploads/2…t_full.pdf However it would appear the report is still yet to receive a proper CAP ( https://soa.icao.int/usoap/USOAP%20Docum…02017..pdf ) for the State to address the identified […]

The Ballard of Ringling Aerodrome.

12 Aug
f9db9348a5f01f335b05f80107ba1022

The Ballard of Ringling Aerodrome. – AP Forum version.   Ringling, Ringling Slippin’ away Only forty people, livin’ there today Streets are dusty and the bank has been torn down It’s a dyin’ little town Church windows broken That place ain’t been used in years Jail don’t have a sheriff or a cell And electric […]

Come into my parlour; said the spider to the fly.

05 Aug
606b9eb4-1aa5-11e8-804d-87987865af94_image_hires_115841

STOP THE LIE – UPDATE THE ACT: DICK SMITH | A&R Aviation Australia  A&R Aviation Australia Come into my parlour; said the spider to the fly. -AP Forum version Do not react – Act. Angered one day by some foolish thing which troubles ‘teens’ TOM (bless) took the time to sit and listen; I rattled on […]

There’s two ends to a plank.

30 Jul

Shortage of pilots, engineers threatens aviation industry viability The Australian There’s two ends to a plank. – AP Forum version. No matter where the term originated; – or, how one manages it – there are always two ends to a plank. My great Grand Papa probably said it to his son, who said it to his […]

And so; down the rabbit hole.

22 Jul
bedd0ddbec1068790ab4ece108f2aa71

And so; down the rabbit hole.– AP Forum version. As the desperate struggle for the ‘reform’ of matters aeronautical completes the third decade of the battle – and the umpteenth go around; more and more, the tale of ‘Alice’s adventures in wonderland’ seems an apt parallel. “So she was considering in her own mind (as […]

The Audit prelude.

16 Jul
DS7

Australia’s general aviation unites in push for reform – Australian … Australian Aviation Australian General Aviation Alliance (AGAA) summit delegates after agreeing to the communique to be… The Audit prelude. – AP Forum version. Just deleted a three page Wagga twiddle – by my reckoning, everyone has a very clear picture of how it all panned […]

One more sleep: wake up in Wagga.

08 Jul
39

One more sleep: wake up in Wagga.– AP Forum version. Wagga set to host aviation leaders from around the nation | The … The Daily Advertiser Wagga to host the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of Australia’s aviation summit next week When you awake on the morning of a hunt, you have choices. You may […]

A rustling – in the bushes?

01 Jul
REX_7260

A rustling – in the bushes? – AP Forum version. This passage from Wind in the Willows:- Rat, who was in the stern of the boat, while Mole sculled, sat up suddenly and listened with a passionate intentness. Mole, who with gentle strokes was just keeping the boat moving while he scanned the banks with care, […]

Tacitus, Titanic and Tactics.

10 Jun
DQtkQ-SVAAA7TzU

Tacitus, Titanic and Tactics. – AP Forum version Well, we believe we have solved two of the aviation oversight safety systems big puzzles. The urgent need for much more funding and a very serious safety drive. ‘Tis true; the agencies have consultants working overtime to find crew with large thumbs – for the sticking into dykes […]

Of urbane Daemons and great deceivers.

27 May
Chicken Little.

Of urbane Daemons and great deceivers. – AP Forum version. Lesser Daemons, those of the urbane, common or garden variety are not too difficult to spot when one knows where to look; they all owe allegiance to the same Master and willingly do his bidding. Belial Belial (also Belhor, Baalial, Beliar, Beliall, Beliel) is listed as […]

Twas on the bridge at midnight.

20 May
mh370-expert-panel-60-minutes-australia-620

Paul Revere midnight ride | Paul revere midnight ride poem “Listen, my children, and you shall hear of the midnight ride of Paul Revere” Twas on the bridge at midnight. – AP forum version. “I wonder” say’s an aviation savvy visitor “why more of your GA industry isn’t on this list”. It was one of those […]

Dick Smith – Master Orator post #10.

18 May
April-BN-800x445

kharon Wrote: The Reform Plate. A punters guide:- ( AP Forum version – Post #10 ) There is a little while to go before ‘they’re off’ in the fifth running of Reform Plate. For those not familiar with such events, while we wait, AP will provide a little background and after the commercial breaks – present a […]

Dick Smith – Wagga Wagga Aviation Oration.

04 May
DS7

kharon Wrote: The invisible minister has little worthwhile to say – while ducking behind the cover provided by bureaucratic double talk and tested time wasting strategy. But Dick Smith does and once again tries to lead an ailing industry toward political recognition, administrative sanity and sustainable development. Dick Smith – doing what he does best […]

Don’t pay the Ferryman.

29 Apr
April-BN-800x445

Don’t pay the Ferryman. – AuntyPru Forum version. “If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not …” ― William Shakespeare, Macbeth D’ya know – my job as ‘the Styx ferryman’ brings me into contact with all manner of twisted, lost, begotten or forgotten souls. They […]

Dick Smith – Damage to Australian Aviation.

24 Apr
Aviation-Presentation-Ad

 Dick Smith‏@DickSmithFairGo I’m giving a public presentation on the damage inflicted on Australian aviation by consecutive governments this Thursday 26.04.18, Wagga RSL 11am-1pm. I am also happy to answer any questions related to the Fair Go campaign. See details here: Dick Smith Public Presentation April 23, 2018 Dick will be making a public presentation in […]

Well; just a little rebellion then?….

22 Apr
April-BN-800x445

Well; just a little rebellion then?….  – AP Forum version “I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical. Unsuccessful rebellions indeed generally establish the encroachments on the rights of the people which have produced them. An observation […]

A cabaret in the temple of doom.

15 Apr
JA-for-IATA-Legal-Symposium-2012-300x225

A cabaret in the temple of doom. – AuntyPru forum version. We managed to get ‘back stage’ at the rehearsals for what is touted to be one of the most expensive shows ever staged. It easily rivals, in cost, Barmy-baby Joyce’s top pick of the Pirates of the Caribbean ($378.5 million), although the Hobbit trilogy ran […]

Discontinuity – disconnect and misdirection.

02 Apr
Untitled_Clipping_032218_093655_PM

Discontinuity – disconnect and misdirection. – AP Forum version. In air operations a ‘discontinuity’ error is a thing you find on your Flight Management System (FMS) or Flight Management Computer (FMC). Say you are headed for Kickinatinalong – from Big Smoke – there is a promulgated ‘Airway’ (read motorway); but, before you can join the motorway […]

Remarkable debacles.

25 Mar
be7a3a0203f708530bf54462a9c32e17

Safety in mind: Normalisation of deviance Remarkable debacles. – AP forum version “You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations “K” comment: the temptation to tear this happy, clappy, PR guff and puff apart borders on the irresistible, however, the bucket will […]

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.”

18 Mar
Untitled_Clipping_100117_112009_PM

{“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment } – AP Forum version Well; it seems the inhabitants of planet CASA have decided to return to Earth – just for a visit you understand. Of course, we hasten welcome the aliens in the approved […]

“History is a set of lies agreed upon.”

11 Mar
RRAT com

“History is a set of lies agreed upon.” – AP forum version. I do remember now. Henceforth I’ll bear Affliction till it do cry out itself, “Enough, enough,” and die. – William Shakespeare’s King Lear Never! not ever again will I spend hours of my life studying the CASA performances at Estimates. I have an overwhelming […]

Not a Gazette – Just my opinion.

04 Mar
RRAT com

Not a Gazette – Just my opinion.– AP forum version Mr Campbell : I haven’t seen this level of noncompliance in the other auditing we’ve done of similar category operators. Back in the Airtech Skymaster day it was a similar sort of thing; unfortunately they lost two aircraft. Mr Crawford : This operator was under the […]

Aye: Needs must, when the devil drives.

25 Feb
RRAT com

Aye Needs must, when the devil drives.– AP Forum version An interesting ‘phrase’ in common use since 1420 (ish). John Lydgate’s Assembly of Gods, written about 1420: “He must nedys go that the deuell dryves”. Ref: https://absoluteshakespeare.com/pictures…s_well.htm Shakespeare, a little later –  “My poor body, madam, requires it: I am driven on by the flesh; […]

Of webs; woven, tangled and broken.

18 Feb
Untitled_Clipping_100117_112009_PM

Of Webs; woven, tangled and broken. – AuntyPru forum version. “Oh, what a tangled web we weave…when first we practice to deceive.” – Walter Scott, Marmion. It is not very often that I get moved to saying thank goodness for the heavy weight bureaucrats, but the performance of our senior government ministers and parliamentarians over the […]

“Never laugh at live dragons.”

11 Feb
fig2_rearview

“Never laugh at live dragons.” ―J.R.R Tolkien, The Hobbit A lack of foreknowledge is a very dangerous thing –well, it is. Think about it; it is probably one of the most dangerous things in the world. If you are standing on a railway track and don’t know there’s a train ‘a coming …—…? “Wisdom consists of […]

The mirror crack’d from side to side;

04 Feb
DQtkQ-SVAAA7TzU

The mirror crack’d from side to side; – AuntyPru Forum version. V Finally, the silence breaks and the phony war is over. The Oh so polite, delicate, diplomatic wrangling has come to it’s inevitable, sterile end and it is time to test the mettle of our Senators and the latest minister for ‘transport’. That man ‘Iggins […]

Lost – perhaps in translation.

28 Jan
48e181b95d3de29faa8201dca1234c6f

Napoleon Bonaparte in Paris  Lost – perhaps in translation. – AP Forum version. This, from Wiki rang a bell. As the ‘third’ is one of my all time favourites, I followed up. Oh, the parallels – “I was the first to tell him the news that Buonaparte had declared himself Emperor, whereupon he broke into a […]