Making local skies safer will be the focus of a free aviation seminar next week in Airlie Beach.
All local pilots are invited to take part in the safety event being run by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.
The Airlie Beach seminar will emphasise the importance of defensive flying skills to avoid accidents.
Pilots will discuss threat and error management, communication requirements and situational awareness.
Threats to safe flying can be adverse weather, mechanical problems or other air traffic. Errors by pilots can be fuel mis-management, incorrect aircraft settings or navigation mistakes.
CASA’s Peter Gibson said local pilots will be given practical examples of defensive flying techniques they can use on each and every flight.
“This seminar is all about preventing accidents by identifying threats to safety and avoiding potential mistakes,” Mr Gibson said.
“We will also be looking at improving radio communication skills around aerodromes.”
The Airlie Beach aviation safety seminar is being held on Wednesday 10 April 2019 at 4:30pm at the Whitsunday Airport Shute Harbour, Main Terminal Building, Air Whitsunday Road.
People attending are asked to book online at the AvSafety seminars schedule.