21 March UNSW Wings Night 2019 March 21, 2020 As anyone who’s ever completed a course of training knows, when that final exam is done, the sense of relief is pretty much second-to-none. Whether a short or a long course, we almost always never forget that final day, or the sense of achievement that goes along with it. Read more>> Related Posts An Account of the IFALPA Conference Berlin 2019 The yearly gathering of the world’s pilots from all across the globe took place in Berlin for the 74th International Federation of Airline Pilots Association (IFALPA) conference. The conference opened with a full day Global Pilot Symposium run by pilot representatives of the three largest Alliances being Oneworld, STAR Alliance and Skyteam. Here the current issues facing pilots all over the globe are discussed and debated in a panel format. And whilst change is ever constant in this industry, some elements do stay the same such as the threat to typical pilot employment models, Trans National Pilot Groups, and pilot unity. Read more>> IFALPA Asia/Pacific Regional Meeting 2019 In early November, pilot associations from all over the Asia Pacific Region gathered in Dhaka, Bangladesh to exchange information and discuss the issues presently facing the region. A total of 30 pilot representatives from over 10 countries were in attendance. AIPA was represented by Captain Shane Loney... Read more>> Your Voices Heard at the IFALPA Aircraft Design & Operation (ADO) Committee Meeting On 5 June 2019, 33 IFALPA committee members from all over the world, including observers from Airbus and Embraer, and the IFALPA Executive Vice-President Technical & Safety Standards, converged in Bangkok to discuss current issues and develop positions of influence in our ever-evolving industry. Read more>> Low Vis Operations in Sydney Only a few years ago, fog at Sydney Airport would have resulted in mass diversions to Brisbane, Canberra and even Melbourne. So what has changed, enabling most aircraft to land in low visibility conditions? The answer is that installation of truncated (shortened) High Intensity Approach Lighting System (HIALS) together with an upgrading of the Instrument Landing Systems (ILSs) and airfield lighting has allowed aircraft to land with an RVR as low as 300m. Read more>> Understanding Go Arounds A go around is an important control to prevent aviation accidents during the critical approach and landing phase of flight. Understanding the precursors to go around, including those associated with unstable approaches, can reveal important insight on the key safety threats and risks that pilots may face when operating into an airport. Read more>> Safety & Technical Update The Safety and Technical (S&T) Team continues to participate in many forums and undertake activities to ensure that high safety standards are maintained in Australia and, through IFALPA, globally. The following is a brief outline of some of the current issues with which your Safety and Technical Committee has been engaged. Read more>> Comments are closed.