ProAviation

We’ve  established ProAviation as an independent platform for publishing aviation news and features and the professional promotion of aviation’s interests in Australia. To do that ProAviation relies on input from current, future and importantly also past participants in the aviation industry.

ProAviation is setting out to help define the present state of the industry’s non-mainstream carrier sector, reasons for its decline, and solutions as to resurrecting a once buoyant and flourishing pastime or profession for many. We are working together with established industry bodies and individuals to that end.

The events of the recent past, since the establishment of CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) will feature in our analyses. To this extent appropriate past articles by our editor Paul Phelan will be  published so they can be examined in detail to identify repeated patterns of behaviour that can be identified by comparing case studies.

If we seem to be focussing excessively on regulatory issues, that’s the product of communicating with all levels and areas of the aviation industry and thus identifying those matters as being their areas of highest concern. Nothing would make the industry happier than a return to harmony with the regulator, and we’d be equally happy to report that event as the closing article of our Regulatory Ructions pages.

Your contributions will be greatly appreciated but for legal reasons we can only accept copy under the writer’s own name. Submissions for publication can only be approved where satisfactory evidence of facts can be established; however In cases where anonymity is required your name will be withheld on request, and where ProAviation deems this essential we will advise you prior to publication. At ProAviation we are very aware of the near-certainty of reprisal actions under many circumstances and to this end we provide a Confidential Reporting service. Such reporting may be by email through our Contact link or in some cases we suggest snail mail to P.O. Box 405 Mt Beauty 3699 with an email to pdphelan@westnet.com.au advising dispatch of your information.

Advocacy has been shown to be vital in  industry interaction with CASA. To this extent ProAviation is willing to assist in disseminating facts and analyses relating to your individual regulatory issue; however we are not a legal service and rely purely on voluntary input from industry experience in similar cases.

As ProAviation functions on a voluntary basis, your financial contribution will be appreciated whether for day to day running or for a specific fighting fund.

Stan van de Wiel

Involved in Commercial aviation since 1966, most of my circa 24,000 hours having been accrued in management and the training of pilots on three continents. I believe the basics learned by starting off on Auster and DH82 aircraft, have stood me by in an incident-free career. I can proudly say that none of my protégés has been involved in any major incidents, although regrettably two were killed over the Sudan, having been shot in separate incidents.

My interest in ProAviation.com.au, as publisher and contributor, has been to foster aviation in Australia which mainly at the hands of Government and CASA has seen a drastic decline at a time when it could again be a leader in providing pilots globally.

       mob: 0414 354 448 svdwiel@ozemail.com.au

Paul Phelan

Paul flew for over 50 years in private, charter, corporate and regional aviation, worked in senior management roles with a major regional airline, and retains his licenses. In parallel he has been writing for Australian and international aviation journals for well over 20 years on all aspects of aviation including aircraft evaluation, flying, industry affairs, infrastructure, manufacture, regulatory affairs, safety, technologies and training.

       mob: 0412 965 643 pdphelan@westnet.com.au

 

 

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