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Are the Australian NASF guidelines based on ICAO standards?

Here in Australia we have a set of regulations called the "National Airports Safeguarding Framework" (NASF); these consist of 9 federally imposed guidelines for: Measures for Managing Impacts of ...
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Why did the RAAF procure the F/A-18 despite being purpose-built for carriers?

Why did the Royal Australian Air Force (and others) procure the F/A-18 despite being purpose-built for carriers?
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How are VFR / GAAP approach points selected?

This is kind of an Australia based question. How are VFR approach points selected and why they are where they are? Also what challenges will pilots face from the GAAP (General Aviation Airport ...
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Determining total engine life in relation to SMOH/SFOH

When evaluating the value of an aircraft, the total hours since major (or factory) overhaul (SFOH/SMOH) is an important indicator of price since it tells us how many hours the engine has operated ...
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Where can I find a navigation database for Brisbane?

Does anyone know of a database that details the GPS locations of beacons within Brisbane; or a data-set that tells me air routes and associated en-route beacons, way points etc.? I'd like to be able ...
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What does this line in Minimum Sector Altitude mean?

This is from the AIP Australia ENR 1.5-7 and I need some help interpreting it for my IREX please. In instances where the 25NM MSA has been divided into sectors, and the appropriate 25NM Sector ...
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What is the difference between an RPL and a PPL licence?

I am looking forward to starting my training to get my RPL license and I was wondering what the difference was because on the website it looked like you have to do 2 different pieces of training for ...
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A330 flown by low cost airline - is 8 cabin crew really all they have?

I'm reading the Australian Transport Safety Bureau report on an incident involving an AirAsia X A330 (PDF). The flight in question was intended to be Sydney to Kuala Lumpur so something like a ten to ...
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I have an Australian CPL, what do I need to fly in Indonesia?

If I have an Australian CPL can I fly in Indonesia? How likely am I to obtain employment if I have 250 hrs. flight in Indonesia?
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What general aviation operators might hire a low time pilot?

I recently obtained my CPL at FTA. In one of the answers: The normal progression is this - you can technically get a flying job after 150-200 hours of private training and flying, having achieved ...
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What is the lowest allowable circuit height in Australia?

What is the lowest height an RPL holding pilot can conduct a circuit? I would like to practice very low circuits to work on my quick thinking.
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Is this BA15X flight a logistic flight for British Airways?

Right now (26/11/2015, UTC 17:16), British Airways is flying over the Australian Outback with two Boeing 777-336(ER)s, christened flight BA15 (http://www.flightradar24.com/BAW15/8169bb5) and BA15X, ...
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Is it legal to use handheld radios to listen to airport frequencies in Australia?

I am a student pilot at ABX (YMAY) in Australia. It is a single engine aerodrome with three frequencies: 123.25; 125.80; and the ATIS frequency I live very close to the airport, directly under the ...
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What are the requirements for foreigners to join the RAAF as a fighter pilot?

What are the requirements for a foreigner (personally I'm from Cyprus) to join the Royal Australian Air Force to become a fighter pilot?
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Drones photography and ground control regulation [closed]

I have been having a conversation at the office about whether to use ground control when using drones/UAVs to capture aerial images. The ground control that I am referring too is any permanent survey ...
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How quickly can someone learn to fly?

I'm a US-citizen living in Japan, and the costs here are insane ($500 per hour). So I'm thinking to go to the US or Australia for my pilot's license, but how long am I'm going to need to live there? ...
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Is it legal to land aircraft in national parks and state forests in Australia?

I was reading about the (very) short takeoff and landing capabilities of the SuperSTOL light aircraft and it occurred to me that it would be pretty easy to set down in a national park or other remote ...
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Which book should I study to learning flying in Australia?

I'm interested in buying a text book about learning to fly so that I'll have some basic knowledge when I begin lessons. Someone recommended the Airplane Flying Handbook (FAA), but I was wondering if ...
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What is a typical working day like for an Australian airline pilot? [closed]

What is it like working for a domestic airline in Australia (e.g. Virgin, Regional Express, etc)? Obviously we're all here because we're interested in flying, but as for the practical aspects of ...
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How does one become an airline pilot in Australia?

I am 19 years old and from a young age I have always wanted to become a pilot at an airline. Becoming one is my biggest dream, to me an airline pilot is the most coolest jobs - I get goosebumps just ...
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What careers are available for someone with a PPL?

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this question, and I'm sure that some of the answers will depend on the country, so I apologise if this is "too local" or "off topic". I'm considering ...
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Should a pre-flight inspection spot snakes on a plane?

In January 2013, a python hitched a ride on plane, unfortunately exposed on the wing after getting sucked out of its hiding place. Qantas 191 is a Cairns → Port Moresby flight on a DHC-8-400, ...
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What training is required for pilots conducting ASETPA operations?

In Australia, aircraft approved for ASETPA operations are certain single-engine turbines allowed to be operated commercially under IFR. While I understand that the manufacturer is required to meet a ...
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Where can I find GA VFR maps for Australia?

Are there any sites similar to SkyVector (US-based) for GA aviation maps in Australia? I understand that Air Services Australia has miscellaneous single-purposes maps available, but they seem to be ...