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Glen Buckley and Australian small business -V- CASA

Old 6th Sep 2019, 12:16
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What bendy says. Try removing every second word (seriously). You need to take a week to get this right. if you have any media savvy friends please get them to help you.

the opening paragraph has to explain why this matters to the reader!

”glen buckley started a business that grew to xmillion and y employees training z airline pilots every year, then the government strangled his business with red tape and tried to destroy him. now he is fighting back....... something like that is your. opening.

then you state this is not about safety but bureaucratic BS.

‘’this is about the little guy fighting big government- glen is the underdog.

then this makes a reference to Pm morrison’s pledge about red tape.

that is your opener.

then a very terse summary of vwhat casa did.

then a reference to australian flying and industry comment.

the observation has to be tha no one can safely invest in aviation in australia while the regulator can destroy their investment overnight on a whim with no accountability to anyone...the action makes a mockery of the morrison government attempts to portray australia as a business friendly destination for overseas investment with a reformist “can do” red tape removing agenda.

finally a pithy quote from glen and an email address and phone number for journos.

Sorry, watching footy.

question; would the IPA like to hear about this?




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Old 6th Sep 2019, 22:19
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People will read the shortest version.

Long articles turn people off
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Old 7th Sep 2019, 01:03
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Press Release feedback

A problem shared, is a problem halved.

Some great suggestions, thankyou.

Will be back with the mother of all press releases.

I have some extremely good media contacts, and was offered some more at breakfast with some friends this week.

If there are any press watching this that would like to contact me please feel free, and if anybody has any valuable contacts, please contact me at [email protected]

Thanks again for sharing the battle with me everyone. Cheers. Glen
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Old 7th Sep 2019, 05:21
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Might hit the halfway mark ($25,000) today, 11 days after the first donation.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/glen-buck...Xpz3Mt3w1v5h0A
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Old 7th Sep 2019, 10:27
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$25,053 on GoFundMe.
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Old 7th Sep 2019, 11:12
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$2,000,000 was raised in a week to fund Israel Folau’s legal stoush.

The public doesn’t care about you, Glen.

You’re up against people who either have no shame or, more dangerously, earnestly believe they are contributing to ‘safety’ by driving you out of business (and vilifying Angel Flight pilots). CASA is ‘saving’ the public from the likes of you (and those dangerous Angel Flight folk, and those dangerous colour vision deficients, and those....).

I hope $50,000+ is raised to fund your fight, and I hope you win. But don’t say you weren’t warned about what you’re up against.
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Old 7th Sep 2019, 11:22
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Originally Posted by Lead Balloon View Post
$2,000,000 was raised in a week to fund Israel Folauís legal stoush.

The public doesnít care about you, Glen.

Youíre up against people who either have no shame or, more dangerously, earnestly believe they are contributing to Ďsafetyí by driving you out of business (and vilifying Angel Flight pilots). CASA is Ďsavingí the public from the likes of you (and those dangerous Angel Flight folk, and those dangerous colour vision deficients, and those....).

I hope $50,000+ is raised to fund your fight, and I hope you win. But donít say you werenít warned about what youíre up against.
Revisit Israel's fund raisers - the second far outweighed the first for a reason.

Not that they are comparable cases/personalities.
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Old 7th Sep 2019, 13:18
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Glenn, CASA destroyed me with lies and bullshit, FOI's whom were unqualified to make assessments backed each other up, my health was more important.

THIS WILL END VERY BADLY FOR YOU !
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Old 7th Sep 2019, 20:35
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Whatís he got to lose at this point? Keep holding their feet to the fire! Good luck!
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Old 7th Sep 2019, 20:41
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I'm with Glen but agree it can get very dangerous...........................

be prepared to quit Glen - especially when your nearest & dearest advise................................
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Old 7th Sep 2019, 21:54
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Eventually someone has to make a stand..or you can just keep living under an unfair incompetent regime and continue grumbling about it but ultimately doing nothing. Support the guy and hope his crusade is successful..if not, at least he can say he tried..CASA has been due for a ground up rebuild for over a decade since I worked in Aus..go Glen
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Old 8th Sep 2019, 09:52
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Yeah - but you don't want to finish up gibbering in a corner of a bar having spent your whole life bent out of shape either........

It's certainly;y worth the fight - but not at ALL costs........
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Old 8th Sep 2019, 10:25
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
Yeah - but you don't want to finish up gibbering in a corner of a bar having spent your whole life bent out of shape either........

It's certainly;y worth the fight - but not at ALL costs........
I called Glen a few nights ago (I do not know him but he took my call) he seems to still have all his marbles.

He seemed fine to me and is fully aware of the big pictures, both good and bad.
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Old 8th Sep 2019, 14:13
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Maybe itís time G.A. started an association. You all chip in X amount per year and thereís cash in the kitty for when CASA comes knocking. Plus the association can have in house lawyers etc. why not do it as part of the federation (AFAP?)

There would need to be some type of entry criteria, etc. if itís not you, itíll be the next operator.

Iíd imagine this scenario is exactly what casa saw in your business model. Which is what they didnít want.
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Old 8th Sep 2019, 21:23
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You don’t need yet another association, all that will do is fragment the industry’s voice even more. You already have an alphabets worth of associations - which is part of the problem. As far as I can tell, the U.S. gets away with AOPA and the EAA and the business aircraft alliance. They may have more, but they are ten times the size anyway.

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Old 8th Sep 2019, 23:21
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Good luck Glen, just have an out somewhere though, you are no good to yr loved ones becoming ill, don't make CASA the reason you live. As we all know CASA are a very powerful corrupt force far greater than one man!
The general public mostly know little to nothing about aviation at the GA level & what they know of CASA is that they are just a safety body to keep them safe whilst they fly in an Airliner to Bali, outside of that ask any man on the street, Glen who?
Again best of luck:-)
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Old 10th Sep 2019, 05:28
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Originally Posted by Torres View Post
As a CASA FOI (one of the honest guys!) mentioned to me at the time "If CASA was required to hold an AOC it would have been cancelled years ago!"
Folks,
An identical view was expressed, to me personally, by the ICAO Lead Auditor, during the conduct of said late 1990's ICAO audit.
The sentiment it reflects is widely held by national aviation authorities, where it counts..
Tootle pip!!
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Old 10th Sep 2019, 07:56
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Originally Posted by machtuk View Post
Good luck Glen, just have an out somewhere though, you are no good to yr loved ones becoming ill, don't make CASA the reason you live. As we all know CASA are a very powerful corrupt force far greater than one man!
The general public mostly know little to nothing about aviation at the GA level & what they know of CASA is that they are just a safety body to keep them safe whilst they fly in an Airliner to Bali, outside of that ask any man on the street, Glen who?
Again best of luck:-)
And that public then goes to Bali on a non Australian aircraft with limited CASA input because it is cheaper.
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Old 10th Sep 2019, 22:52
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Reasons

Just to reinforce why CASA has taken the action against Glen. Years ago I attempted to hand over my flying school AOC permit to a couple that had been operating it for some time, one being Chief Flying Instructor already, and using their own aircraft. In other words everything exactly the same except the ownership name of the permit on a piece of paper. Would CASA transfer the AOC?
No.
Why? because they would have lost out on the money, some $ thousands in application, scrutinising and vetting backwards and forwards of a one off Operations Manual. CASA personnel would also have lost salary justification. These are the factors that have lead to the CASA change of policy towards Glenís logical system to spread the administrative burden over a number of schools. Glenís successful model was a direct threat to the make work money machine of CASA, the whole house of cards topped off with the fatuously titled Director of Air Safety on $600,000 pa.
Real reform requires political action, ring write contact your federal MP and Senators.

Flying school permit Australia; months? years? $50,000? $100,000? Several approved personnel, including graded instructor.
Flying school USA; No permit required.
Gain Instructor Rating (no gradings) $15.99 book and start immediately anywhere. (Yes the AIM price has risen $1.04 since last posted).



US:- $14.95 book with index. Start immediately with ins. rating. CASASTROPHE edited library $thousands, months or years, maybe permissible eventually.
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Old 11th Sep 2019, 05:00
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Written to Prime Minister, Treasurer (local MP) and Minister on this gross miscarriage of justice but they are not listening!! It will take more than a few of us to get the relevant politicians' attention; perhaps, we need the whole of the aviation community "up in arms" harnessing the wider social media to get Glen's story top of mind.
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