During October and November, this safety topic will explore how pilots interpret weather forecasts, what to do when the weather deteriorates and the importance of planning and decision making before and during the flight.
Amanda Palmer, Acting Branch Manager Engagement, Communications and Safety Education says pilots will have access to dedicated weather and forecasting resources via the pilot safety hub.
‘We’ve been working with the Bureau of Meteorology on a resource that will be available on the hub in the coming weeks. The new AvSafety accident investigation video highlights the importance of planning and decision making as well as always having a plan B,’ says Amanda.
‘We’ll also be launching the new look Out-n-Back video series that helps pilots learn the essentials of safe flying in remote locations. The original 10-part series has been crafted into 31 shorter, easy to watch episodes with each updated episode exploring a different safety topic.
‘The series has been updated to include new interviews and content to reflect regulatory changes and will be available as a digital publication on casa.gov.au.
‘In addition to this exciting video content, we’ll also be rolling out AvSafety weather and forecasting expert webinars, new Flight Safety Australia articles and Close Calls, about weather and forecasting,’ says Amanda.
The safety focus areas have been chosen based on a review of Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) occurrence data and the campaign aims to improve the awareness of our safety education initiatives while engaging the pilot community to enhance aviation safety.
Check out our pilot safety hub today!