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Loathe the FSA magazine and really miss Mac Job's Aviation Safety Digest

Old 18th Nov 2016, 09:19
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I might have another go at trying to sort out copyright unless there are any better ideas
Bottleinfrontofme; Er...sorry bout that (there is actually, and a nice 2014 Shiraz it is too!) let's try that again...

Frontal Lobotomy; I have amongst my acquaintances, a Lawyer who once upon a time as a side issue, studied copyright issues.
If I happen to run into him over the Christmas break I shall ask him if he can give any advice re this problem.
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Old 25th Nov 2016, 02:15
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Thought it was just me, can't be bothered with the complicated mess, and anyway the articles are often not worth reading.
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Old 25th Nov 2016, 08:28
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Frontal Lobotomy,
Good stuff.
Please keep on the case - posterity will thank you for it.
I might even buy you a beer or two myself.
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Old 25th Nov 2016, 08:54
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Why on earth is anyone worried about copyright?
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Old 25th Nov 2016, 09:32
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I'm just looking at a 2000 copy of FSA.

"Colour separations and printing by Offset Alpine. Copyright 1999, Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Australia; unless copyright is indicated, reproduction for educational purposes is permitted, providing Flight Safety Australia is acknowledged as the source."

I don't have a copy of ASD handy.

(Ah, Offset Alpine! What a story in itself after the print works mysteriously burnt down on Christmas Eve 1993.)
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Old 25th Nov 2016, 11:02
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Still waiting for formal notification but it looks like pre 1988 has no copyright and 1988 onward is with Dept. of Infrastructure and Regional Development. I will advise when I get a definite answer. All parties so far have been very helpful.

BTW thanks Stanwell. I just like reading them.

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Old 5th Dec 2016, 06:55
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Got the nod today up to the end of 1987. I think this will cover up to Digest 130. Details below:

"The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development can provide approval for the General Aviation Community to make the Aviation Safety Digest available online up until 1987.

After 1987 it was transferred to the Civil Aviation Authority in 1988, so approval to use from 1988 onwards should be directed to CASA."

I am chasing approval for Digests 131-150.

I did the two files available via this link a while ago. I reckon 200dpi is fine on an iPad etc. Maybe not so good on a large PC monitor. 300dpi is twice as large as 200dpi (20Mb v 40Mb). Looking at around 3-6GB of online storage dependent on how it is done for the 150 ASDs.

Still need to investigate PDF compression and optimisation unless we have some gurus in that area.
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Old 5th Dec 2016, 07:36
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Not wishing to be a nay-sayer (but a nit-picker) i see the words "...can provide approval..." - but have they provided approval??
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Old 5th Dec 2016, 08:08
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Lobo, I did a "Save As Reduced Size PDF" on your No 166 to "Acrobat 10 or later" compatibility and she came down to 12mb from 21mb.

The 200DPI looks OK on 'puter monitor.

I think black and white pages could be scanned in Greyscale to further reduce the size; I've just tried scanning one page as GS then the next as colour and Acrobat didn't complain.
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Old 5th Dec 2016, 08:13
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Thanks it triggered memories just how good those magazines were.

Especially love the last page on the first. I think it was Bathurst for the October Car races. So many F27s from Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.

We as a social/professional group needs to support your efforts to produce a complete series. If CASA were at all serious about safety they would do it themselves as the lessons taught haven't changed. Then send a copy to every GA pilot. The cost probably around 30,000. When you think just one SAR search can cost 500,000 it would be a very pro active activity that would actually get brownie point for them, instead of brickbats.



Just read the article about survival in the out back, the advice sis the same today as in the 1970's.
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Old 5th Dec 2016, 08:26
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Great work and 200DPI is fine on the iPad.
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Old 5th Dec 2016, 09:52
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200dpi it is then.

Thanks for the tip Bloggs. I'll get that sorted.

DHP I agree it should be done professionally but I doubt that is going to happen. Be refreshing if it did.

Just did the oldest one I have. It is a bit out of shape in the middle but I will fix that. May need assistance in sourcing the really old ones. Great article on Tigers.

We may need to consider somewhere appropriate where they can be copied to as they are scanned and then made freely available.

If anyone else has some ASDs and would be prepared to scan a few please PM me so we can work out who has what.

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Old 8th Dec 2016, 08:18
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They will be appearing here as they are done.
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Old 8th Dec 2016, 10:00
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Thanks so much for posting all that, Frontal. It will be my holiday reading.
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Old 8th Dec 2016, 10:04
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Well done that man.
A man who knows how to get things done.
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Old 8th Dec 2016, 10:53
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Beautiful .. a superb job on those ones.
Yer a legend, Frontal.
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Old 8th Dec 2016, 19:58
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Well done Frontal..! Really appreciate the effort you've put into this. Keep up the good work. Plenty of great reading ahead for me over the xmas break! Thanks again
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Old 9th Dec 2016, 05:59
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Is anyone having issues viewing the dual page scans on an Android tablet? They seem fine on my iPad once you adjust the single page image to match the screen size of the iPad.

I have gone with two page A3 scans as there are many graphics which cover both pages and it takes half the time to scan an issue.

If having dramas please let me know before I do any more.

Thanks
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Old 9th Dec 2016, 22:57
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FL, the main issue is having to resize, then slide across to get to the right hand side of the page after reading the left. Not a biggy but would be nice to just have a single page. I do take your point on pages that go across both sides.

For the masses, would PDF bookmarking of the article headings in each mag be beneficial?
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Old 10th Dec 2016, 03:08
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Thanks for the feedback Bloggs.

Back to the thread topic: interesting interview with Mac Job in the Human Factors Digest on page 18.
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