A new national safety education campaign, backed by major aviation groups and aimed primarily at the general aviation pilot community, launched this week in Australia encouraging aviators to increase their skills and knowledge. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is working with the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), Airservices Australia, Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), and other airplane and rotorcraft trade organizations to enhance aviation safety through the “Your Safety Is In Your Hands” campaign.
The campaign encourages pilots to keep up to date with safety developments, refresh their knowledge, invest in their ongoing development, and, most importantly, stay safe. CASA CEO Pip Spence said the campaign was developed with input from pilots and ATSB accident and incident data. “Each quarter we will focus on a new safety topic with information and online resources available through the new CASA pilot safety hub.”
“Airservices Australia and the BOM have also contributed to our campaign by providing information and resources on operating at controlled airports and navigating weather and forecasting,” Spence said. “We’ve been working on a range of resources for local flying schools and industry associations to encourage their students and members to get involved.”