Shame or Fame for McCormack.

CASA has downed more planes than the Red Baron,”


Love it – Quote of the year entry.

Mr Katter said, adding the authority had “[repeatedly] displayed its ineptitude.”

I once had the pleasure of a long ‘chat’ with Bob Katter related to ‘matters aeronautical’. I liked the bloke and the depth of his aviation knowledge surprised me. He actually not only ‘gets’ the shine and spin on the mudguard but completely understands that below the mudguard the dirt and road kill remnants are a thick ugly composite; untended, until a chunk breaks off, to be swept off the road by the ever ready departmental clean up squads.

“One politician who has called on the federal government, particularly transport minister Michael McCormack. to intervene is Queensland opposition spokesman on emergency services and volunteers, Lachlan Millar.”

“I am outraged that an unelected bureaucrat can ground the charity, Angel Flight, with a flick of a pen and no federal parliamentary scrutiny,” he said.

He, by being ‘outraged’ joins the long industry Conga line of the ‘outraged’. Industry has gone over a thirty odd year period from being annoyed, to angry, to furious through outraged to mild, uncomplaining acceptance. This despite the ‘sound and fury’ of occasional political outbursts – begs the question - has anything really changed?

The answer is both Yes and No. The ‘Yes’ element is that in over the three decades of tinkering with the aviation laws, CASA have tuned up the regulations to make themselves essentially unassailable in a legal challenge – provided the challenger can fund such a match against the bottomless pit of public money available to CASA. They have also managed to become completely ungoverned and totally unaccountable. Oh, the Senate committee’s have tried, only to retire, beaten and humiliated when their pronouncements and condemnation is brushed aside. Treated as the irrelevant opinions of those who don’t signify. Dismissed as the barking of a neighbours dog.

The ‘No’ element depends very much on which side of the paddock you stand. From a ‘safety’ perspective very much has changed. We have our share of accidents, incidents and close calls as does every aviation nation. This, despite the ever more complex and convoluted rule sets. Enforced Black letter law has a serious negative impact on ‘safety’. – Everyone involved is unafraid of the inherent risks of air operations, 99% try their utmost to mitigate those risks – within operational and budgetary limitations.  When funds and resources must be diverted from ‘operational’ risk mitigation to administrative compliance then the balance is altered – to the detriment  of ‘real life’ safety. The days of a new fellah having a chat with the chief pilot – admitting a major duck-up are long gone. The unfortunate is left to worry about being caught out, without the benefit of a ‘chat’ and perhaps a bollocking. A ‘law’ has been broken – would you walk into the local cop shop and admit to breaking the road rules; or driving under the influence? Do we still have the luxury of a self correcting system – No we do not. Has ‘real’ safety been improved by the edicts of CASA – No it has not. Has industry benefitted from, or likely to improve, despite the huge sums and decades of time wasted waiting on a better system? No, it most certainly has not.

So, what can the likes of Katter, Millar et al really do? The answer, based on history is Sweet Fanny Adams. The system is dysfunctional, morally bankrupt, steeped in ministerial protection; and IMO operationally ‘corrupted’ to the point where the ATSB is merely a catspaw of convenience. Careful examination of accidents, Senate remarks and operational standards clearly and unequivocally demonstrate this – the facts and circumstances undeniable. Yet, here we sit hoping that some political miracle will solve the problems. Do not hold your breathe; political memories (those which actually function) are short, intentions and promises disappear at the first whiff of bureaucratic ‘advice’ and there is a messy election on the near horizon.

Example – Angel Flight -

Angel Flight chief executive officer Marjorie Pagani slammed CASA’s planned direction, which was delivered just before Christmas and will not be subject to federal parliamentary scrutiny.

M. Pagani – Further unleashing her dismay at the potential the changes would have on what has become an essential service, conducting 4000 trips a year, Ms Pagani was critical of the way CASA had apparently circumvented the usual regulatory process, and what she said was the “invention” of a community service flight category.

Toot – BOHICA – Toot.
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Shame or Fame for McCormack. - by Kharon - 07-23-2018, 07:54 AM
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