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Old 16th May 2022, 10:30
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Originally Posted by Dick Smith View Post
I have just been reading again the book “Call of the Kyeema” by Doug Whitfield, which tells the story of the early days of DCA and Flight Service. I particularly like this bit in relation to Alice Springs in 1970:

can see why the Review of Resources was so successful. Imagine if the industry had to pay for all that!
ok, I was flying all over the country when the then DCA had all those quoted resources. We as pilots felt very supported in an era of no social media and no weather radar on the phone. Pilots today have all those resources and yet the accident rate is way in excess of the rate in the good old days. Sorry Dick, your view on costs and the old days of DCA don’t mitigate the accident rate in GA today.
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