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Dick versus Angus over air space reform in Australia

Dick versus Angus over air space reform in Australia

Ben Sandilands June 27, 2015 6 Comments

Are we wasting millions, and destroying general aviation, by inadequately and unfairly introducing new air traffic control technology?

Air traffic control absurdities highlighted by Dick Smith

Air traffic control absurdities highlighted by Dick Smith

Ben Sandilands June 13, 2015 12 Comments

Dick Smith has driven a long series of disclosures in recent weeks in The Australian of absurdities in the administration of air services and safety in this country, and this morning’s installment concerning Lord Howe Island air traffic issues is by far the most telling.

MH370 Search leader certain lost jet is off Western Australia

MH370 Search leader certain lost jet is off Western Australia

Ben Sandilands May 22, 2014 5 Comments

The leader of the Australian coordinated search for missing flight MH370, Angus Houston, says he is ‘absolutely convinced’ that the Malaysia Airlines 777 with 239 people on board crashed in the southern Indian Ocean west to northwest of Perth on 8 March after it mysteriously vanished from ATC radar screens on a flight between Kuala […]

Is retired defence chief Angus Houston the right person to chair AirServices Australia?

Ben Sandilands December 7, 2011 7 Comments

The appointment of retired defence force chief Angus Houston as chairman of air traffic control provider AirServices Australia from 3 June should be reviewed for several reasons, namely the Joint Strike Fighter and Firepower fuel pill fiascos. By the time he takes the chair the JSF project will either be in deeper crisis, or cancelled, […]