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Old 13th Oct 2017, 06:29
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Originally Posted by Pinky the pilot View Post
Duly downloaded and placed in 'storage,' to be viewed at my leisure.

Thanks to whomever was responsible!

However, I will still continue my quest to locate and purchase the original hard copies, wherever I find them!
Which copies are you after?

I have the following copies.
14,87,91, 95, 97, 98, 100, 102, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 123, 124, 125, 126, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 148, 149, 150, special - human factors and visul flight There may well be some more hiding in the shed some where.

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Old 20th Oct 2017, 22:09
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Hello from halfway round the world. Thanks for your efforts, FL. I'll look forward to reading these.

I would also like to advertise the Canadian equivalent, the quarterly Aviation Safety Letter, which is available here:


Issues dating back to 2003 are available online.

PS Is the ASD the publication that I have seen referred to as the Crash Comics?
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Old 21st Oct 2017, 00:00
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yes, that was the 'nickname' given to it over the years. Subsequent publications have never filled the slot vacated by the ASD including the digital version of late. The annual paper edition is just far to large. To get the message thru it needs to be a similar size to the ASD and published more often - at least every quarter.
Rumour has it that there is some backroom work going on to address this deficiency in the distribution of safety articles. Lets hope it works!
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Old 23rd Oct 2017, 02:11
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The last 15 (Digests 136-150) are now up on the link in post #1.

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Old 23rd Oct 2017, 07:22
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Originally Posted by triadic View Post
...The annual paper edition is just far to large...
Seems to be more gloss then substance.

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Old 8th Nov 2017, 04:22
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Thank you - a very valuable resource which would have taken many hours of tedious repetition.

Very much appreciated

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Old 31st Dec 2017, 20:25
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Issue Number One came out in July 1953.

In it is a piece recounting the dead-stick wheels up landing of a C47
with no ensuing damage whatever.

The article is headed - HOW GOOD CAN YOU GET?

The company Connair in the early seventies at Alice Springs once had Beech 80 Queenair
VH-CMI . The ops manager, Roger Connellan on a test flight was
unable to lower the gear. High in the circuit he feathered both. He knocked the 3 blade props round on the starters and greased the old girl onto the runway. Truly the ace of the base, he had a framed photo of his achievement sitting on his desk. (The Queenair's main wheels when retracted poke out a bit a la the C47/DC-3.)
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Old 2nd Aug 2018, 11:39
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Looks like they are now available here so I will delete the other link.
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Old 2nd Aug 2018, 14:26
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Looks like they are now available here so I will delete the other link.
Thanks FL. Perfect reproductions. Have referred numerous new and older pilots to your excellent work.
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Old 4th Aug 2018, 04:07
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Yes Frontal Lobotomy, fantastic work and thankyou for your efforts...


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Old 21st Sep 2018, 00:41
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Received overnight from the Civil Aviation Historical Society Airways Museum / Civil Aviation Historical Society

The CAHS has been working with the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) to make all 150 issues of the Aviation Safety Digest, the famous ‘crash comic’, available onlline. Join us at the Airways Museum this Sunday, 23 September 2018 for a short ceremony at which ATSB Chief Commissioner Greg Hood will officially launch the Digests on the ATSB website. The event begins at 3.30 pm and a light afternoon tea will be served afterward.
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Old 7th Nov 2018, 06:11
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Searchable PDFs are now located here Aviation Safety Digest
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Old 13th Nov 2018, 02:27
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Anybody know how to search through these online ASDs?

In light of CASA's recent throwing away of a large slice of our accumulated wisdom re fuel carriage, I would like to find what the ASDs of yesteryear had to say on some of the contentious aspects of CASA's new fuel rules.
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Old 13th Nov 2018, 22:09
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I've been wading through these, many half-forgotten articles have emerged from when I was getting my PPL.

A question: can anyone identify the Chipmunk involved in the "Low level aerobatics cause fatality" article, p9 of ASD Issue 33 (March 1968)?

I think it was possibly VH-DBI (C1-0120) which crashed at Armidale NSW on 15.4.1962, but I'm not entirely certain.

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Old 7th Dec 2018, 23:57
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For those that may want to search the entire collection, the link below is to a searchable file containing all the ASDs. It is chunky at 1.9GB and will need to be downloaded to your PC or tablet.

Hopefully a better option is not too far away.

ASDs Searchable
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