goal of AWAL is to achieve a zero accident baseline
in warbird operations. To this end, AWAL will strive
to grow a safety culture within our membership that
is coincident with that of the highest standard.
has established a safety management system that allows
for the identification and management of risks related
to warbird operations in Australia. This includes the
establishment of a medium to facilitate the reporting
of incidents and accidents and a blame free reporting
has established key performance indicators (KPI's) for
safety, and monitors these KPI's to continually improve
our safety performance.
maintaining a blame-free accident reporting culture,
AWAL will not tolerate acts that are negligent or deliberately
provides open communication and timely feedback on safety
issues to AWAL pilots.
pilot within AWAL is responsible for ensuring safety
comes first and must:
WITH RELEVANT REGULATORY AND STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS
THEIR AIRCRAFT WITHIN APPROVED PARAMETERS; and
IDENTIFY AND MANAGE RISK RELATED TO THEIR INTENDED
& Hazard reporting:
a Hazard here -
an Incident here -
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Alerts & News
4 March, 2013
New Service Bulletin for the P51 Mustang
Follow this link to the MANDATORY SERVICE BULLETIN
SAFETY ALERT FOR L39 AIRCRAFT - Urgent Notice
Subject: Potential Safety Issue with Canopy Separation on the Aero Vodochody L-39 Airplane
Purpose: This SAFO alerts owners, operators, repair stations, and mechanics holding Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) certificates, to service difficulties and safety issues associated with the Aero Vodochody L-39C and L-39ZA variants.
Please download the full FAA SAFO pdf HERE
52 AIRWORTHINESS BULLETIN - Urgent Notice
to the report below, CASA have now issued
an Airworthiness Bulletin for YAK52 aircraft.
download the PDF file HERE.
affects all operators and owners
of Yak 52 aircraft (manufactured by both
Yakovlev & Aerostar), both those in the
Experimental and Limited CoA categories.
notice - 12 Oct 2012
notice is to all owners of Yak 52TW aircraft.
Other members might find the video of
the failure interesting.
incident occurred recently when the elevator
trim on a VH registered YAK 52TW failed
and resulted in some flutter. More information
can be found on the website address below.
There is no final verdict on what caused
the problem. As a precaution owners should
at least check their aircraft for any
signs of a similar problem. If you find
any problem please let us know.
Pilot and Airside Safety Products on Airservices
As part of CASA's focus to provide safety
education and advice to the members of
each of the RAAOs, we would like to advise
you that Airservices have recently updated
their website which provides an easier
way of accessing the Pilot and Airside
Safety area. This area of the Airservices
website is designed to provide pilots
and airside operators/workers with simple
to understand information about a range
of topics which are primarily associated
with the following areas:
2. Airspace Infringements; and
3. Working with ATC.
link to the Airservices website and Pilot
and Airside Safety webpages are found
and Airside Safety Webpage
Nets (Fact sheets)
Safety for Airside Drivers
Operations around Controlled Airspace
GPS as a VFR Navigation Tool
Responsibilities for Obtaining In-flight
|19 December, 2011|
CJ-6 Maintenance Alert
While carrying out a recent fleet review of the type, the CAA has identified reported instances of cracking in the central section of the forward spar of the tailplane on the worldwide Nanchang CJ-6A fleet.
To read or download full details, please CLICK HERE
|14 December, 2010|
URGENT - FAA AD FOR CESSNA 337 , USAF 02A/B AND OTHERS
Click here to see the AD and watch this space for further information as it comes to hand.
|25 September, 2010|
******WARNING TO L39 OPERATORS******
******WARNING TO L39 OPERATORS******
Charlie Camilleri, AWAL’s Director of Self Administration and Australia’s leading L-39 expert, has recommended that all operators check the following:
|21 March, 2010|
YAW EXCURSIONS IN CIVIL AIRCRAFT
The New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority has been assisting the Royal New Zealand Air Force with the investigation into the accident involving Airtrainer NZ1990. Following is a transcript of a letter from Mr John Lanham, General Manager General Aviation, Civil Aviation Authority.
Click to view letter
|24 February, 2009|
Engineers and aircraft operators reminded to properly dispose of old emergency beacons
New Civil Aviation Regulations require most aircraft to carry a digital 406 MHz emergency locator transmitter (ELT), also known as distress beacons or emergency beacons. Older, analogue 121.5 MHz ELTs are no longer permitted.
|24 February, 2009|
LINK TO CASA WEBSITE
|2 July, 2007|
LEARNING FROM HISTORY
Year after year pilots and passengers are killed and injured in similar types of accidents . Surely we are smart enough to learn from the past mistakes of others . The following safety article is reproduced here with the kind permission of Dave Sutton and the Red Star Aviation Museum in the USA. AWAL applauds safety-related input but, pending official review, does not necessarily...
|30 June, 2007|
ILLEGAL LOW FLYING AND THE LOW LEVEL BEATUP
Each year there are several needless and tragic accidents which result from spontaneous and unpracticed low fly bys or beatups. With the advent of Adventure flight operations in Australia, we now have access to Aircraft with relatively high performance and which by their very nature invite a low level flypast with a pull up in front of admiring family and friends.
There is a misconception...
|17 February, 2007|
A PHILOSOPHY OF SAFETY
An excellent safety record is not just a matter luck but belongs to flying organisations, groups and individual pilots who follow a 'PHILOSOPHY OF SAFETY'. The following safety article is reproduced here with the kind permission of Dave Sutton and the Red Star Aviation Museum in...
|16 February, 2007|
ELIMINATING OUR GEAR UP MISHAPS - FROM REDSTAR FLIGHT SAFETY
It's always better to learn from the mistakes of others and this problem is just as significant here in OZ. The following safety article and photograph is reproduced here with the kind permission of the Red Star Pilot's Association in the USA. http://www.flyredstar.org/ AWAL applauds...
|8 February, 2007|
NANCHANG FUEL VENTS
The following important information regarding Nanchang fuel vents was sent to us by one of our members. AWAL applauds safety-related input but, pending official review, does not necessarily endorse the stated views.
The Nanchang had 10hrs of flight testing which we do in most of our aircraft and was hangered most of the time .The two days in which it was out side it had its canopy cover...