Raising the Bar for Recreational Aviation Accident Investigations

Raising the Bar for Recreational Aviation Accident Investigations

Raising the Bar for Recreational Aviation Accident Investigations

July 31, 2019 By Brian Bigg
Now that RA-Aus has been given the responsibility to govern itself under Part 149, it needs to make another big change to the way it does things. Specifically, it needs to hand off it's accident investigations to the independent ATSB. AOPA SPORT Editor BRIAN BIGG provides an opinion.
Up to now, whenever there has been a fatal ultralight accident, someone from RA-Aus, usually the Technical Manager, is despatched from head office to take part in the ...This content...

Up to now, whenever there has been a fatal ultralight accident, someone from RA-Aus, usually the Technical Manager, is despatched from head office to take part in the ...

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Brian Bigg

Brian Bigg is one of Australia’s most experienced aviation journalists. He was the founding editor of Australian Pilot magazine for AOPA, the premier communication medium for general aviation in Australia. Several years later, he became the publisher and founding editor of Sport Pilot magazine, the largest circulation aviation magazine in Australia, with a monthly readership of 14,000. Brian trained in a Piper Tomahawk and flew Archers and Trinidads. Then he shifted to ultralights. He owns and flies an Atec Zephyr which is based at Camden in NSW. Brian remains one of the most passionate advocates for recreational flying in Australia.

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