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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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...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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Old 1st Aug 2019, 10:16
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Tis a far, far better thing you do than I have ever done. Frontal. I'm sure Dave Robb and the other editors would be stoked if they're still around. Human Factors is one of my favourites, and a story about hand written advice given to a new bush pilot by an old hand. CASA wouldn't want that sort of thing available to newbies now. It might give them the idea they aren't the authorities on safety at all...
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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 07:11
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Thanks Manwell

The hand written advice to which you refer in the HF edition seems to cover most ways to kill yourself in a light aircraft.

It would be great if newbies read the old ASDs as they are gold and still very relevant. Not sure how you get that to happen. The scanned ASDs being available on the ATSB website must be a positive..
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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 12:08
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Not sure how you get that to happen.
Unfortunately it is a lost cause. Ever since ASD was available on the ATSB website I have discussed this with numerous pilot acquaintances I meet in the course of my (admittedly part time) job. There is nothing but apathy and a revert to their Iphones to scan Facebook or whatever appears on their screens. I may as well have advised them to study old issues of The Champion comic and read about Flight Lieutenant Rockfist Rogan RAF, of Spitfire and boxing fame during WW2, for all the good that did to further the cause of flight safety..

One avenue is to have CASA Examiners target flying school managers and make them responsible for briefing their instructors to include study of ASD as part of professional development. In turn instructors pass this information down to their students. All fine in theory but regretfully we know it won't happen. At the last public get together of the roving CASA/ATSB flight safety forum at the Mantra Hotel at Tullamarine I suggested to the forum leader that this was a good venue to advertise the presence of ASD on the ATSB website. His blank look said it all.

ASD was successful mainly because it came free in the post to PPL holders and above; thus exposing readers to the brilliant writings of Mac Job the editor of ASD 1964-1976.
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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 12:24
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I got notification from CASA recently that Flight Safety Australia would soon be available in print for $39.95/year (or thereabouts). Who had the brilliant idea to charge for this?

Whilst FSA is not a patch on the ASD, charging for it is hardly the way to promote safety.

I also notice that there does not seem to have been an edition of FSA published in the past 12 months; is that correct?
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Old 11th Sep 2019, 21:52
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What’s the point of reading the FSA? The best description I’ve read of house magazines like that was “drowning in maple syrup “. I used to read the old ASD’s cover to cover in the old Ansett engineering publications section that had a large dusty pile of them.

Do I want to read the modern one? Articles like “my ipad flat battery almost killed me.” and “is your windshield wiper rubber time expired?”. Quizzes full of trick questions about obscure regulations?

The old ASDs were, I thought, about airmanship, something CASA seems to have no use for today.
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