Port Lincoln pilots: Please be safe

PILOT SAFETY: around 80 per cent of aviation accidents can be linked to mistakes, errors or incorrect judgement. Photo: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
PILOT SAFETY: around 80 per cent of aviation accidents can be linked to mistakes, errors or incorrect judgement. Photo: Civil Aviation Safety Authority

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) will host an aviation safety seminar at the Port Lincoln Flying Club on October 29 as part of a new safety education campaign.

The seminar will update local pilots about the ever-changing safety procedures to avoid air accidents as well as give the pilots an opportunity to voice their own local concerns and challenges.

CASA's Peter Gibson says the seminar will give pilots of all levels extra insight on how to prevent accidents and stresses not pushing their capabilities and make risky decisions.

"We will focus on issues such as fatigue, distractions and loss of situational awareness... Lessons from past accidents and incidents will be highlighted," Mr Gibson said.

The aviation sector faces the problem of pilots pushing themselves past their knowledge and capabilities which contributes to accidents regularly, some fatal.

Around 80 per cent of aviation accidents can be linked to mistakes, errors or incorrect judgement.

Mr Gibson said rules and safety procedures are constantly updating and it's important to come to regional centers to give pilots as much education and training as possible.

"Port Lincoln has a really cool, vibrant aviation community with really safe pilots, but we need to keep working to ensure those local pilots can be the best and safest they can be," Mr Gibson said.

Bookings are essential, visit CASA to register.