Geordie Paton
Geordie Paton

New guidelines for pilots

LOCAL pilots using Lismore Airport are being urged to attend an upcoming seminar with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority outlining changes to flying procedures.

Geordie Paton, senior flying instructor with the Northern Rivers Aero Club, said the changes will help with the smoother flow of aircraft in and out of Lismore.

“The changes won’t affect us too much, but all pilots will need to learn them,” he said.

“CASA are always looking to improve safety and these new procedures will apply to the arrival anddeparture of aircraft at the airfield.

“It will also give pilots more freedom at non-towered aerodromes.”

The new procedures will affect air traffic circuit procedures for private and commercial flights through all airports without an operating air traffic control tower from next month.

Also, all aircraft will now berequired to carry and use an aviation radio from June 3.

CASA’s director of aviation safety, John McCormick, said the changes to procedures were not complex but must be fully understood by all pilots.

“Pilots who fly at Lismore will berequired to operate a little differently after June 3, and now is the time to learn all about the changes,” Mr McCormick said.

“Everyone is urged to get along to the local workshop. Pilots can also learn about the changes using e-learning on the CASA website and by reading the information material we are sending out.

“Flying at Lismore Airport will be even safer as a result of the changes being made to operational procedures.”

The workshop is being held in the Lismore Workers Club on Wednesday, June 2, at 6.30pm.

Pilots should register online for the workshop at www.casa.gov.au



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