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Part 2: Fatigue and the Pel Air Ditching
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THE DITCHING OF AUSTRALIAN AVIATION GOVERNANCE PART 2 When was the last time you did something that, in hindsight, you thought was foolish, stupid, not consistent with your normal behaviour, and possibly something that made you feel a little embarrassed about afterwards? One of my experiences (a little over 20 years ago, but it only

From the archives: When Qantas flew Perth to London in the longest hop

To mark the first of three Project Sunrise nonstop research flights from New York to Sydney, this story from the Australian Aviation archives comes from May 2018, when Gerard Frawley wrote about the experience of being on Qantas's inaugural Perth-London Heathrow nonstop service.

Part 1: Pel-Air revisited – The ditching of Australian aviation governance

Think about the reason you’re reading this article. I suspect, like myself, your passion for all things aviation began at a young age. Perhaps it was influenced by a family member already working in the industry, or it seemed part of your genetic makeup – something flowing in your veins. For me it began when

Are Australia’s police helicopter fleets adequate to respond to terrorism?

In the August 2019 edition of Australian Aviation, Chris Douglas asks if Australia's police helicopter fleets are adequate to respond to a terrorist act.

Airtest: The Piper PA-28 Cherokee Archer LX

This story featuring Dave Unwin's airtest of the Piper PA-28 Cherokee Archer LX first appeared in the August 2019 edition of Australian Aviation.

Taking to the skies – how 25 students built a BushCat in seven days

This story by Marena Janse van Rensburg charts the building of a BushCat light sport aircraft in seven days by 25 students in late September 2019.


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