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The Head of CASA AVMED Resigned Too Soon...

Old 2nd Dec 2016, 02:03
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If they are really worried about safety from a physiological perspective, why don't they spend some time & money fixing flight & duty time limitations, which lead to fatiguing rosters? ("but it is legal" says crewing on the other end of the phone).
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Old 2nd Dec 2016, 03:07
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"If you have some idle time, compare the FAA DAME handbook with the CASA one.
One is easy to read & logical, one is not. "

much like Part 61 IMO.

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Old 2nd Dec 2016, 10:35
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but now there are alleged anecdotal reports of airline pilots going on the same before a medical to mask blood pressure issues

Nothing new there. Go back quite a few decades and a well-known, and rather overweight, airline captain used to do the same thing .. hypertension or diabetes ... can't recall just which.

He tripped up when he went along to his DAME for whatever ailment ... said DAME noted that he was nearly due for his annual so suggested that they do it there and then to save time.

Career-ending move.
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Old 2nd Dec 2016, 15:11
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Thank goodness that it wasn't our always bulky, wise contributor: LeadSled...
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Old 3rd Dec 2016, 14:01
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You can rest easy, in all my years of airline flying, my blood pressure was (and still is) well on the low side of the normal range, without any help, it hasn't changed in 55+ years, and that other perennial, various cholesterol, have always been, happily, off the bottom of the scale.
But, Hey!!, thanks for your concern.
Tootle pip!!
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