Friday, September 26, 2008

News Update

New RA-Aus President. - The RA-Aus has a new President. Eugene Reid from Tasmania. Eugene is not new to the Job having spent a number of years as President in the past.

Changes to CAO's

Project OS 08/13
Early implementation of certain proposed CASR Part 103 standards via CAO

CASA are going to bring forward some of the privileges we were to get in Part 103.

The main items for us are access to CTA/Restricted airspace, and the removal of the 5,000 ceiling for RA-Aus aircraft.

The HGFA will also get access to airspace above 10,000 ft for their hang gliders (provided they are on O2) , thus giving them privileges similar to the GFA