Week 2

 


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This week we look at your aircraft and equipment considerations for staying safe!


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1. Daily and Pre-flight Inspections

What is the difference between a daily inspection and a pre-flight inspection? When did you last check the flight manual requirements for a daily inspection your aircraft? Does your aircraft require removal of engine cowls at every daily and are you filling your requirements by recording your daily inspection every day? Every pilot should be checking their aircraft like their life depends on it, because, it does!

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2. Distress Beacons - What you need to know!

It's a mandatory piece of safety equipment that we all hope to never have to use, but is it something you've thrown in your baggage compartment only to forget? Is your device currently registered and is your battery within the expiry date? We look at some of the considerations for your emergency beacon!

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3. Low Cost ADS-B - Improved Traffic Information

Near miss and loss of separation events were the second most common occurrence type reported to RAAus in 2019, so could low cost ADS-B be the solution? We look at the pros and cons and what you need to know!

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4. Carbon Monoxide In Aircraft Cabins

Carbon monoxide poisoning occurs when carbon monoxide builds up in your bloodstream. When too much carbon monoxide is in the air, your body replaces the oxygen in your red blood cells with carbon monoxide. This can lead to serious tissue damage, or even death.

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas produced by burning gasoline, wood, propane, charcoal or other fuel. Improperly ventilated appliances and engines, particularly in a tightly sealed or enclosed space, may allow carbon monoxide to accumulate to dangerous levels.

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5. Safety Equipment For Pilots

Have you considered your equipment to be carried within your aircraft in case of an emergency? Are you wearing the correct clothing and safety equipment to keep you safe? Mike Jorgensen talks about some of the equipment you should consider, whether you're flying an ex-military jet or an RAAus aircraft for recreational fun!

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6. Returning Your Aircraft To Flight

COVID-19 has presented a large number of challenges worldwide throughout 2020 with fewer industries impacted as severly as aviation. For those who have found themselves unable to operate their aircraft for a period of time, or for those returning to flight as the weather improves, there are a number of areas that you should consider to safely return your aircraft to flight!

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AIRCRAFT OWNERS

If you are the owner of an aircraft, you are responsible for the ongoing airworthiness and maintenance. Did you know that there is an aircraft document research service available to assist RAAus aircraft owners in ensuring their maintenance and logbook requirements are up to date?

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Join Peter Ball from CASA LIVE on Wednesday 14th October at 07:00pm AEST as we discuss Error Management for Maintainers

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When was the last time you reviewed the basics? It may seem simple, but it may just keep you alive! 

Week 2 Flight Activity - The Daily Inspection

Every year, a number of occurrences are reported to RAAus based on the failure to conduct a full and thorough daily or pre-flight inspection. This week our flight activity may not be in the sky, but it is one of the most important processes in ensuring your aircraft is fit for flight! 

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