The history of Central Flying School(CFS)
The book covers the history of Central Flying School(CFS) and the pupil pilot courses at Dunnottar where most military pilots did their initial training.
The writer is the father of an Emirates pilot that used to be in SAA and the SAAF.
For more information, follow this link...The_history_of_Central_Flying_School_CFS.pdf213.79 KB
Language requirements for Medical Reports
Re: Application for the Aviation Medical Certificate (Afrikaans Medical Reports)
The South African Civil Aviation Authority has in the past received a number of complaints regarding the delays in the administration in the processing of aviation medical certification documents. In order to address this matter, the CAA has been in consultation with the relevant stakeholder to investigate the root courses and identified challenges at different levels in the processing of medical certification and possible interventions order to address these.
Amongst some of the numerous challenges identified is late and insuffient submission of documents to the CAA /IAM offices prior to the Aeromedical Committee Panel Meeting. The Terms of Reference applicable to the Aeromedical Committee attached, stipulates that all the relevant documentation to be submitted seven (7) working days before the Aeromedical Committee Meeting, which is scheduled for every 3rd Tuesday of the month. This allows the medical department of the CAA time to properly prepare cases for presentation.
The 2nd challenge is the submission of reports in languages other than the English language (mostly Afrikaans), which disadvantages both the applicant and the Medical Department of the CAA as the team often resort to Google translate in order to convert the document into English which has its own limitations and very often lead to medical terminology being lost in translation ,this has a potential to vital medical information being lost to the applicant’s detriment. The medical department waste enormous time typing these reports in preparation for Google Translate, instead of researching the topics being presented to argue for the applicants.
Part 67.00.4 of the Civil Aviation Technical Standards (3g), which refers to the Designation of Aviation Medical Examiners to the Director of Civil Aviation Authority, makes reference to the following:
proof of the ability to read, write, speak, and understand the English language
The medical department of the CAA therefore appeals that you assist in improving the services rendered to applicants by ensuring that all reports submitted to the department are in the English language. This will ensure fair, proper representation, proper representation without prejudice of the applicants
SM:Aviation Medicine Department
DC-3: The unbelievable airliner that just won't quit
Interesting article ..... http://edition.cnn.com/2014/06/04/travel/aviation-douglas-dc-3/
A Pilots Shortage ? Nope. Its all about money.
Interesting reading...(Source - Air Line Pilot April 2014)..
Fatigue Risk Management
Please read the attached articles on two safety related issues, Fatigue and Recoveries, which are interesting reading.
This is the latest from Skybrary and very relevant to todays High Risk in Aviation - Upset Recognition and Recovery, as highlighted by Ie AF447.
ACAS II Bulletin no 15
Please find attached the information about published ACAS II Bulletin no 15,
Source: EUROCONTROL Voluntary ATM Incident Reporting (EVAIR) Function Manager
Airbus to make Cockpit Changes
ISTANBUL -- European jet manufacturer Airbus, expanding cockpit automation across its entire model lineup, is introducing a new feature to help planes fly close to each other in busy airspace without triggering airborne-collision warnings.
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Malaria Information for Pilots
Avoiding mosquito bites is more important than using preventitive drugs.
Volcanic Ash: A guide for Airline Pilots