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22nd Nov 2022, 03:39
Replies: 31
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Posted By Geoff Fairless

Hi Eclan, Thank you for your "genuine...

Hi Eclan,

Thank you for your "genuine interest" in my campaign.
My airspace interest goes back over 30 years to when I first wrote some articles in Australia Aviation about how much better I...
18th Nov 2022, 02:04
Replies: 31
Views: 3,206
Posted By Geoff Fairless

Eclan weote - No, I'm not saying that, I'm saying...

Eclan weote - No, I'm not saying that, I'm saying what I said but will re-phrase it: this issue of yours is a storm in a teacup and there are better shortcomings of our system to highlight.

I...
17th Nov 2022, 00:27
Replies: 31
Views: 3,206
Posted By Geoff Fairless

Hi Eclan - Secrecy is the weapon most used by...

Hi Eclan - Secrecy is the weapon most used by bureaucrats to hide their activity, but first a quote from the current Australian Government Directory:
"The Department of Defence is constituted under...
15th Nov 2022, 02:02
Replies: 31
Views: 3,206
Posted By Geoff Fairless

Thanks for the support LB, I think you have said...

Thanks for the support LB, I think you have said it all.
14th Nov 2022, 04:14
Replies: 31
Views: 3,206
Posted By Geoff Fairless

[QUOTE=spoony;11330040]Geoff, based on your...

[QUOTE=spoony;11330040]Geoff, based on your previous thread creations, anybody would think you have a vendetta against our military and national interests. It shouldn't require much explanation,...
13th Nov 2022, 09:24
Replies: 31
Views: 3,206
Posted By Geoff Fairless

In my view the point is this: The relevant...

In my view the point is this:

The relevant text from the Policy Statement (not widely distributed) is in the first paragraph:

Australia has a long-standing practice of declaring predominantly...
12th Nov 2022, 11:54
Replies: 31
Views: 3,206
Posted By Geoff Fairless

Thanks LB, I have read the Geoscience stuff, and...

Thanks LB, I have read the Geoscience stuff, and you are correct, everyone quotes the EEZ these days without knowing what it is!
Also correct MickG0105; regrettably CASA OAR thought they had for...
12th Nov 2022, 06:31
Replies: 31
Views: 3,206
Posted By Geoff Fairless

R Areas - Shoalwater Bay

Dear Sqn.Ldr XXXXX,

I refer to the Airspace Regulations 2007, the AIR SERVICES ACT 1995 - SECT 3(1) and the Australian Law Reform Commission in regard to External Territories.

Airspace...
30th Jul 2022, 03:08
Replies: 10
Views: 2,301
Posted By Geoff Fairless

The picture is so DCA! They all look the same....

The picture is so DCA! They all look the same. The training school on the ML Airservices site has a whole corridor full of them!

Never was an FSO, but recognise Dave Guerin and Dave Burrage. The...
26th Jun 2022, 02:01
Replies: 6
Views: 2,820
Posted By Geoff Fairless

The anomaly here is that CASA requires a control...

The anomaly here is that CASA requires a control tower because the airport meets their standard for the provision of a control tower, however.....

CASA then does not properly follow Paragraph 2 of...
20th Jun 2022, 05:23
Replies: 31
Views: 4,202
Posted By Geoff Fairless

When I worked there, the manager OAR was acting...

When I worked there, the manager OAR was acting and had been kept that way for years. I assumed this was to remind him of his place, because OAR actually has a different set of regulations, The...
18th Jun 2022, 06:21
Replies: 31
Views: 4,202
Posted By Geoff Fairless

To carry on from the thread I started, "CASA and...

To carry on from the thread I started, "CASA and Government mates, invent a new airspace classification!" This review is a breath of fresh air!

It is recommending what I recommended to CASA about...
18th Jun 2022, 05:55
Replies: 47
Views: 6,524
Posted By Geoff Fairless

I'm pleased to be able to bring this thread to a...

I'm pleased to be able to bring this thread to a close now that CASA has released a review of Ballina airspace.

It recommends pretty much everything for which I, and others, have been fighting.
...
18th Jun 2022, 03:08
Replies: 47
Views: 6,524
Posted By Geoff Fairless

Hi tossbag, You are correct, no individual ATC...

Hi tossbag,
You are correct, no individual ATC would "say" such a thing and, if you remember, ATCs had to be strictly forbidden from continuing to try and separate once a TCAS manoeuvre had...
18th Jun 2022, 02:55
Replies: 47
Views: 6,524
Posted By Geoff Fairless

Hi Clinton, Both incidents were pre- "alphabet...

Hi Clinton,
Both incidents were pre- "alphabet airspace", however let me explain......
The US then, as now, can be thought of as a big bowl of Class E (then it was called Controlled airspace - VFR...
17th Jun 2022, 06:31
Replies: 47
Views: 6,524
Posted By Geoff Fairless

If you believe Google, the commonly accepted...

If you believe Google, the commonly accepted drivers for TCAS were:
1. On September 25th, 1978, a Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) flight 182 collided with a Cessna 172 near San Diego Airport....
11th Jun 2022, 07:43
Replies: 47
Views: 6,524
Posted By Geoff Fairless

TIEW - I believe that has got more to do with...

TIEW - I believe that has got more to do with instrument approaches being designed without any thought to airspace classification or traffic separation. That's fine in Class C or D airspace with ATC...
11th Jun 2022, 02:38
Replies: 47
Views: 6,524
Posted By Geoff Fairless

Alphacentauri - you think Airservices "agreed" to...

Alphacentauri - you think Airservices "agreed" to SFIS, about which you are surprised. I took part in preliminary Zoom meetings with Airservices and can assure you that they invented it, CASA is...
9th Jun 2022, 07:47
Replies: 47
Views: 6,524
Posted By Geoff Fairless

CASA and Government mates, invent a new airspace classification!

Australia though SUP H50/22 continues to defy worldwide attempts to standardise airspace classification by inventing a new one. Class U for "unknown anywhere else in the world"!

Instead of...
11th Apr 2022, 06:42
Replies: 293
Views: 56,983
Posted By Geoff Fairless

A great question! The answer is that there...

A great question!

The answer is that there used to be an airspace philosophy at the old DCA, guided as it was by the then requirement to keep fare-paying passengers safe. In a nut-shell, if it was...
9th Apr 2022, 01:24
Replies: 293
Views: 56,983
Posted By Geoff Fairless

While I love reading the stuff above, if we have...

While I love reading the stuff above, if we have a problem in Australia, why don't we fix it?

I note in today's papers that new air routes in and out of Busselton are being developed and...
2nd Apr 2022, 02:39
Replies: 108
Views: 8,725
Posted By Geoff Fairless

Sunny - I think Dick is interested because ATSB...

Sunny - I think Dick is interested because ATSB mention it in the Mangalore Investigation report.
I have flown in a Beaver from Ketchikan and watched ADS-B IN operating. The pilot used it to keep...
30th Mar 2022, 02:01
Replies: 28
Views: 3,884
Posted By Geoff Fairless

Wizofoz, You mistake the requirements placed on...

Wizofoz,
You mistake the requirements placed on ATC. In the ICAO documents the aim of ATC is to "prevent collisions between aircraft".
A nation's airspace is (should be) then designed, according to...
26th Mar 2022, 02:46
Replies: 293
Views: 56,983
Posted By Geoff Fairless

Now that the ATSB report has been released, it...

Now that the ATSB report has been released, it may interest PPruners to see the contribution I made to the investigation. I have removed the names quoted because this is a public forum.
Please note...
14th Dec 2021, 12:02
Replies: 50
Views: 7,981
Posted By Geoff Fairless

Oh Dear, Lead—you have fallen into the definition...

Oh Dear, Lead—you have fallen into the definition trap. Just because something is defined as something does not mean it is actually what it is defined to be! (I am channelling Yes Minister here)
I...
14th Dec 2021, 00:23
Replies: 50
Views: 7,981
Posted By Geoff Fairless

Hi Lead, If you mean that the VFG is not...

Hi Lead,

If you mean that the VFG is not issued by Airservices then you are correct. The VFG is, however, issued by CASA and so forms part of State issued pilot information, which in my broad...
13th Dec 2021, 03:59
Replies: 50
Views: 7,981
Posted By Geoff Fairless

While I worked for CASA we asked why everything...

While I worked for CASA we asked why everything had to be so hard to understand. We were told about a place called the Parliamentary Drafting Office, through which all proposed regulation had to be...
25th Nov 2021, 00:06
Replies: 81
Views: 14,859
Posted By Geoff Fairless

The old OCTA rules governing the passing of...

The old OCTA rules governing the passing of traffic were complicated by the full-reporting used by a lot of VFR flights. I recall lots of traffic having to be passed and I believe each pilot also had...
13th Sep 2021, 11:19
Replies: 81
Views: 14,859
Posted By Geoff Fairless

I stand by my statement. CASA OAR does not...

I stand by my statement.

CASA OAR does not operate under the 1988 CAR, they were created as a stand-alone office within CASA and are governed entirely by the ICAO-compliant Airspace Act and...
12th Sep 2021, 02:21
Replies: 81
Views: 14,859
Posted By Geoff Fairless

Alpha, The process for analysing and...

Alpha,

The process for analysing and changing airspace in Australia is contained in the Airspace Act, Regulations, and Ministerial policy statement (AAPS). None of these documents authorise CASA...
3rd Sep 2021, 03:57
Replies: 81
Views: 14,859
Posted By Geoff Fairless

Hi Alpha, Your arguments are correct however...

Hi Alpha,
Your arguments are correct however they beg some questions, who analyses the existing system, how do they do it, and will the result become available to the public? I will only address...
6th Aug 2021, 03:02
Replies: 23
Views: 4,601
Posted By Geoff Fairless

Megan - That was intended to be a general...

Megan - That was intended to be a general statement in regard to the responsibilities of the two agencies that receive airspace authority from CASA OAR, the ADF, and Airservices.
Let me be very...
5th Aug 2021, 12:16
Replies: 23
Views: 4,601
Posted By Geoff Fairless

Captain Midnight, you state: With reference to...

Captain Midnight, you state:
With reference to DAH and I assume the relevant determination instrument the Oakey, Williamtown etc.CTRs are legally declared as Control Zones, no reference to Military...
5th Aug 2021, 03:04
Replies: 23
Views: 4,601
Posted By Geoff Fairless

FPDO - Thank you for asking, the answer is in two...

FPDO - Thank you for asking, the answer is in two parts, although both involve the CASA OAR:

First I noticed while working for CASA that OAR had very little expertise in airspace matters and...
24th Jul 2021, 03:37
Replies: 23
Views: 4,601
Posted By Geoff Fairless

Triadic - You highlight again, as I try to do,...

Triadic - You highlight again, as I try to do, the chaotic nature of our national airspace
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